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Little Free Pantry
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Description:
A Little Free Pantry, Blessing Box, or by any other name is what this category is looking for. The idea is simple. The box is a miniature food pantry -- receiving items from those who want to donate, and offering it to those who need them. The most common design is that of the Free Little Library - a post mounted wooden box with a door to protect the contents from the elements. Inside is placed non perishable food items.
Expanded Description:

Little Free Pantries and Blessing Boxes are along the same concept as Little Free Libraries but they are filled with donated, free nonperishable foods and personal hygiene products and left in public locations. The Little Free Pantry utilizes a familiar, compelling concept to pique local interest in and action against local food insecurity. The Little Free Pantry offers a place around which neighbors might coalesce to meet neighborhood needs. The typical Little Free Pantry looks like a Little Free Library but they have their own website and mapping network.

The motto of the Little Free Library might be "Take One, Leave One."

The motto of the Little Free Pantries box would be "Take what you need, Leave what you can."

The preceding is from the Little Free Pantry website

How does the Little Free Pantry differ from other food pantries?
  • The LFP is small, so it cannot stock the quantity and variety other food pantries can. For this reason, it should not be relied on for meeting pervasive need.

  • Many food pantries require application before use and have set hours of operation. Anyone may access the LFP at any time.

  • Food pantries operate as service providers, those who use them as clients. The LFP dissolves that professional boundary. Whether stocking or taking stock, everyone approaches the LFP the same way, mediating the shame that accompanies need.

  • Food pantries are critical in addressing food insecurity. But some fall through the cracks. The LFP is a safety net.

  • The LFP is a proving ground, testing concepts like community, charity, justice, and sharing economy.

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Instructions for Posting a Little Free Pantry Waymark:

Long Description:

If there are any concerns that the location you are Waymarking is unsafe to approach and Waymark for any reason, your Waymark will not be considered as an addition to the category. 

You must include a description of the LFP, its location and some of the items which are inside. Not just "canned or dried goods" but what kind of canned or dried goods must be included.

You MUST include a photo of the inside and describe what food items if any are present.

A minimum of TWO ORIGINAL SENTENCES are required.

Language Requirement: If your Waymark submission is located in a non English speaking area, please include an English translation in addition to your country's language.

The relevant website to the LFP you are Waymarking is required.

Photo Requirement: At least TWO photos are required. One close up showing the inside and the contents of the LFP you are describing and one showing the LFP and surroundings. Your Waymark may be declined for out of focus and poor quality phone photos.

Naming of your Waymark: Title: Name - Town/City - State/Province - Country.

Instructions for Visiting a Waymark in this Category:

First and foremost respect the privacy of anyone in the area.

Post at least one photo taken during your Waymarking visit along with your comments about the LFP or your visit.

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Little Free PantryArchangels of Texas - Alvin, TX - USA

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Located between (former) Village Pizza and Kibbe Stockwell Properties on South Gordon. This pantry sits on one of the main roads in Alvin.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member jhuoni

location: Texas

date approved: 4/20/2020

last visited: never

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Little Free PantryGrace Episcopal Church - Alvin, TX - USA

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Canned Corn and Green Beans and almost Ten bags of Dried Beans. Should you bring any items please refrain from the dried legumes.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member jhuoni

location: Texas

date approved: 4/15/2020

last visited: never

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Little Free PantryLexi's Wings - Alvin, TX - USA

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Located in the side yard of a 2 story house, this pantry appears to be sponsored by individuals.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member jhuoni

location: Texas

date approved: 4/20/2020

last visited: never

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Little Free PantryFaith Community Church Blessing Box - Alvin, TX - USA

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This is one of seven Blessing Boxes located in the town of Alvin, TX. Alvin has a population of approximately 25.000 and is the known best as the former home of Astro's Pitcher Nolan Ryan.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member jhuoni

location: Texas

date approved: 4/7/2020

last visited: never

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Little Free PantryAlvin Church of Christ Blessing Box - Alvin, TX - USA

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This is one of seven Blessing Boxes located in the town of Alvin, TX. Alvin has a population of approximately 25.000 and is the known best as the former home of Astro's Pitcher Nolan Ryan.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member jhuoni

location: Texas

date approved: 4/7/2020

last visited: never

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Little Free PantryArea Safe and Lock - Alvin, TX - USA

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Located between Area Safe and Lock and the Laundromat along Alvin's busy S. Gordon Street.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member jhuoni

location: Texas

date approved: 4/15/2020

last visited: never

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Little Free PantryKing's Free Little Pantry - Santa Fe, TX - USA

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Built by a local Santa Fe resident to address the needs the community.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member jhuoni

location: Texas

date approved: 4/5/2020

last visited: never

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