We are not an organization, and we are not a non-profit. We are neighbors. We don’t have a lot of time, and our budgets are nearly maxed. But we see our neighbors’ daily struggles and feel called to do something in a way that reflects our shared values—compassion, generosity, and trust.
- Jessica McClard
Give what you can, take what you need!
The mini pantry movement activates neighbor engagement with food insecurity by creating little free pantries all over the world (borrowing from the Little Free Library® concept).
It is a grassroots, crowdsourced solution to immediate and local need.
Individuals or groups (stewards) provide structures at their site of choice and...
“I have learned so much, and I believe my students have too. I always knew food insecurity was an issue, but you don’t realize how bad it is unless you are living in it every day.”
- Beverly Porter
How to get involved
Your Little Free Pantry can take as much or as little time as you have available to dedicate to it.Setting up your Little Free Pantry will take a few days over time to get up and running (planning, sourcing, creating, stocking, launching).We recommend assuming approximately 2 hours per week to maintain it thereafter.