Evansville's First "Little Pantry" to be Installed
Feed Evansville and Girls Scout troop partnering on neighborhood food box
Feed Evansville will cut a ribbon this weekend celebrating Evansville’s first “Little Pantry.” WNIN’s John Gibson has details:
The box to be installed at the Westside Community Center in the 2200 block of W. Michigan St. on Sunday will resemble those small neighborhood libraries where residents leave a book and take a book:
"If we can do it with a book, why not do it with non-perishable food items?"
That’s Feed Evansville Chair Lisa Vaughn.
She says the group is partnering with Girl Scout Troop 398 to install what’s expected to be the first of many little pantries in local “food desserts.”
Vaughn says they’ll work just like the little libraries:
"Someone can come up and they can place non-expired, non-perishable food items so canned goods, things of that nature. And then the same amount of time — 365 days a year, 24 hours a day — someone can come and take what they might need."
Vaughn hopes the program will make a difference:
"Having these boxes around our city just is one small way that we can break that access issue that we have with food insecurity."
Anyone interested in hosting or building a little pantry should contact Feed Evansville.