As we ring in the New Year, it’s good to remind ourselves that resources are not always in abundance. Lower income homes in our community—and beyond—sometimes struggle to make ends meet. These little free food pantries in Phenix City and Columbus are seeking to provide food for those most in need.
Food for Those Who Need
Little free food pantries in Phenix City and Columbus have popped up as of late outside of churches, schools and even homes. These boxes full of food, dubbed “pantries,” contain cereals, Pop Tarts, applesauce, and more. They’re fully stocked in the morning—and by the evening they’re empty. The Phenix City and Columbus movement stems in some part from the Little Free Pantry project, a grassroots effort started in 2016 of “neighbors feeding neighbors.”
Some people have opened up a food pantry as an answer to a higher power’s call. Churches, such as the Holy Transfiguration Greek Orthodox Church, have followed suit. These contributions—little free food pantries in Phenix City and Columbus—have left an impression on the community. One that many hope spurs more people and congregations to join in on the food pantry movement.
Akin to the little library movement in concept, the little food pantry initiative serves as a kind of security blanket for families in need. These families can rely on at least some food for their homes, when times turn tough. If interested, it’s suggested that members of the community bring boxed or canned goods to existing pantries—or even start one of their own!
When hard times fall on us, it’s a relief to have some sort of safety net. The little free food pantries in Phenix City and Columbus work to do just that. Community, and brotherhood, rests at the heart of what makes the Phenix City and Columbus areas so special.
To find a pantry in your area, visit www.littlefreepantry.org and type in your zip code.
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