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What a beautiful idea and story.


Its nice (healthy, refreshing, good, positive, happy-making...) to remind ourselves how much good there is in the world. Smiley Happy

 

 

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What a beautiful idea and story.

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I think this is a lovely idea. Gillette, Wyoming is a pretty small town of about 35,000 residents. I live in a rural area near a town that's probably 3X the size of Gillette and I can see this sort of food exchange thing working here. Do you think the Little Free Pantry idea would work in your area?

 

 

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food pantry.jpgA woman places a can of black beans in the Gillette Free Little Pantry that was installed at Lakeside Park in Gillette, Wyo., on July 27.(KELLY WENZEL/GILLETTE NEWS RECORD VIA AP)

BY PATRICK FILBIN, Gillette News Record

 

GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) — Megan McManamen and Erin Galloway want to talk about something that might make people uncomfortable.

 

It happens in kitchens everywhere in America, in grocery stores and in dining rooms at all times of the day.

 

Food insecurity is a lack of consistent access to enough food for an active, healthy life. It's also a lack of reliable access to a sufficient quantity of affordable, nutritious food.

 

"I feel like people don't think about it," Galloway said. "Luckily, a lot of people have never struggled with food insecurity, but when you don't know what it looks like or you don't see it, it's easy to ignore the problem."

 

With a vision, a community that cares to help and four old newspaper dispensers, a small group of people in Campbell County is trying to help a demographic one emergency meal at a time.

 

The plan is Free Little Pantries.

 

The idea is to have four pantries that are old newspaper dispensers from the News Record that will be stocked with shelf-stable and nutritious food, personal care items and basic household necessities.

 

The Free Little Pantries will be just like Free Little Libraries, but instead of books they are stocked with food.

 

Anyone can access the Free Little Pantries whenever the need arises.

 

 

Full story here: https://www.usnews.com/news/healthiest-communities/articles/2018-08-08/feeding-the-soul-with-tiny-fr...

 

 

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