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People Are Stocking “Little Free Libraries” With Food And Supplies For Neighbors

By Amanda Froelich

Trials and tribulations may befall the human race, but our species will never lose its resiliency. This has never been more apparent than in the current age of Covid-19. Yes, fights over toilet paper have been documented around the world. But, plenty of positive action has also been witnessed in the wake of the pandemic. For instance, many good Samaritans are stocking Little Free Libraries with food, toilet paper, and other supplies for neighbors.

Currently, more than 75,000 Little Free Libraries are registered around the world. To help fellow community members during the Covid-19 crisis, many people have converted the book homes into Little Free Pantries.

Little Free Pantries have been popping up in people’s front yards since 2016. However, it’s the sudden increase of the food banks that has been praised as an uplifting example of community kindness during a challenging time. Photos uploaded to social media show the Little Food Pantries stocked with books, hand sanitizer, toiletries, and canned goods.

“My kids have invested a lot of time into just making sure there’s stuff up there,” a Minnesota woman told CNN, referring to their front-yard pantry. “The experience for them being able to be a part of something that gives back. That’s really cool.” 

Luckily, there is a  just around the corner here in Torquay. AND, as a bonus, they have toilet paper!   @LtlFreeLibrary @streetlibraryau

As a precaution, local pantry caretakers are reminding visitors to wash their hands and sanitize the pantry door handles before handling the contents.

Feeling inspired to create a pantry of your own? Find instructions here, or check out a map of pantries near you.

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