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Little Street Pantry Where People Can Leave Products For Those In Need
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Little Street Pantry Where People Can Leave Products For Those In Need

For some time, Little Free Libraries have been emerging in Fayetteville, Arkansas and a local jogger named Jessica Mcclard started wondering why they were such a success. “My feeling is little free structures both create space for neighborliness and address social problems,” McClard told Huffpost. This is how she came up with The Little Free Pantry initiative.

When Thrivent Financial funded her for $250, she set up her first free pantry next to the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Fayetteville. The project became an immediate success. Now it has over 10K fans on FB and has already inspired others to build free pantries in South Fayetteville and Ardmore, Oklahoma.

More info: littlefreepantry.org | Facebook (h/t)

When Jessica saw Little Free Libraries popping up in her town, she came up with an even better idea

She built a little free pantry so people could leave food and goods for those in need

On the 10th of May she installed her first box next to the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church

Jessica was amazed with the response – people were filling the pantries in no time!

The project now has more than 10,000 fans on Facebook and little pantries are popping up in other locations

“Peanut butter and jelly, feminine hygiene products and diapers are in demand”

“My feeling is little free structures both create space for neighborliness and address social problems”

Since one pantry was close to a school, she also made sure kids get necessary school supplies

You can support The Little Free Pantry project in two ways – by putting items inside or starting your own Little Free Pantry!

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Micaol Eirn
Community Member
5 years ago

This is a really great idea, I wish there were more like these conveniences around, besides the conventional to benefit the ones in need

Yvonne Bernal
Community Member
5 years ago

I wish more people would donate EVERYWHERE, not just in this little town. The world needs more towns like Fayetteville! Congrats Arkansas, you've set a great example to follow.

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Sherry Straus
Community Member
5 years ago

Great idea but will be taken by those who don't need it I am sure. Would help if they were set up somewhere monitored so those who really need it get it.

Craig Reynolds
Community Member
5 years ago

The problem with monitoring is that those in need may be less inclined to help themselves as many still have pride and don't want others to know their plight.

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Martin
Community Member
5 years ago

Now that its public info, wonder how much before someone backs up with an open trunk and just empties it out daily.

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Micaol Eirn
Community Member
5 years ago

This is a really great idea, I wish there were more like these conveniences around, besides the conventional to benefit the ones in need

Yvonne Bernal
Community Member
5 years ago

I wish more people would donate EVERYWHERE, not just in this little town. The world needs more towns like Fayetteville! Congrats Arkansas, you've set a great example to follow.

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Sherry Straus
Community Member
5 years ago

Great idea but will be taken by those who don't need it I am sure. Would help if they were set up somewhere monitored so those who really need it get it.

Craig Reynolds
Community Member
5 years ago

The problem with monitoring is that those in need may be less inclined to help themselves as many still have pride and don't want others to know their plight.

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Martin
Community Member
5 years ago

Now that its public info, wonder how much before someone backs up with an open trunk and just empties it out daily.

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