The Little Free Food Pantry Blessing Box in Williamsville
Tuesday, August 7, 2018
In June of this year The Little Free Food Pantry Blessing Box officially opened at Faith UCC, 1300 Maple Road (corner of Maple and Hopkins) in Williamsville. The Little Free Food Pantry Blessing Box is a community outreach project that arose out of an increased need to help those in our neighborhood who struggle to make ends meet. There are thousands of people living below the poverty level in this area, many of whom are children and our elderly. Others find themselves in temporary circumstances that leave them with essential needs. In all of these instances, we are here to help. Our philosophy is “Take what you need, give what you can”.
All are welcome anytime. No identification, paperwork or qualifications are required. This is totally confidential. Just drive up and take what you need out of the pantry, no questions asked. The pantry can be found at the corner by the playground as you enter the parking lot from either entrance.
Items in the pantry might include but are not limited to: nonperishable food, canned goods, boxed dinners, paper products, small toiletries, personal hygiene products, coffee, tea, juice, drink boxes, condiments, cleaning supplies, etc.
As this is a community outreach project we are always looking back to the community for help in the following ways:
- Spread the word to families in this area who find themselves in need.
- Contact businesses, schools, senior centers, churches, and scout troops to ask for donations to the pantry.
- Bring in donations to help keep the pantry stocked. Donations can be placed right in the pantry if there’s room or dropped off at the church during regular office hours, Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm (noon).
- Volunteer to help replenish the supplies so we always have plenty of items available that people might need.
If you would like to help or have any questions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or like us on Facebook at Little Free Food Pantry Blessing Box. For more information or to share details, download this pamphlet.
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