On Monday May 8, the Heritage High School cheer team assisted in the ribbon cutting of the newly installed Little Free Pantry.
“[The Little Free Pantry] is important because it’s a way to help our community. Helping people is important to me even if I never get to meet them. I feel like the little free pantry is my way to make the world a little bit better and help support those who need it,” says Bryson Franck ’18.
According to their website, “The Little Free Pantry is a grassroots, crowd-sourced solution to immediate and local need. Whether a need for food or a need to give, the Little Free Pantry facilitates neighbors helping neighbors, building community.”
“I got involved through my cheer team. Families made the pantry idea a reality and I was super excited to be apart of it,” says Franck.
The Little Free Pantry is a way to supply food to those who need it but are not comfortable enough to ask for help at a shelter. They can just walk up to the pantry and take what they need at the moment.
These pantries are different from other pantries because they cannot stock the quantity and variety other pantries can but there is no requirement of an application before use. There are no set hours of operation, so it is available whenever it is needed.
The pantry is located at the Doctor’s Care Building at 609 W Littleton Blvd.
“You can get involved by going to the website and or talking to any of the current volunteers,” says Franck.by