The Little Free Pantry: Neighbours helping neighbours by sharing resources

Life & Soul Magazine

The Little Free Pantry is providing local communities the opportunity to share resources – such as food items, toiletries, school supplies and household cleaning products – while helping those in need.

The “grassroots, crowd-sourced solution to immediate and local need” aims facilitate neighbours helping one another and build community.

Jessica McClard, a resident of Fayetteville, Arkansas, set up the Little Free Pantry outside a local church last year to help out the homeless community. Local families helped to donate and anyone in need were able to take whatever they need, no questions asked.

The Little Free Pantry idea has now become a worldwide phenomenon with local communities creating their own pantry boxes and filling them up with items so that anyone in need can

Jessica McClard was inspired by the Little Free Libraries she saw while jogging around her hometown where participants can take any book they want, as long as they…

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