HELPING: Little Free Pantry now open at Peace Lutheran

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For neighbors in need, Peace Lutheran Church in Gatewood now has a Little Free Pantry, stocked with food and hygiene items, built with volunteers, donations, and grant money. It’s on the open patio by the church’s lower-level doors at the corner of 39th SW and SW Thistle. The church’s youth/family director Nicole Klinemeier emailed to share the news, explaining, “The top has food items, and on the bottom there is a bin with hygiene items such as diapers, menstruation supplies, deodorant, etc.” She also says the church grounds will soon feature a prayer walk focusing on hunger, similar to the Black Lives Matter prayer walk we featured in June.

6 Replies to "HELPING: Little Free Pantry now open at Peace Lutheran"

  • Nicole October 9, 2020 (6:28 pm)

    I heard a story on NPR about community groups plugging in fridges outdoors -for “free little fridges” for community giving.  I was hoping one of our churches would do this.  I often have things that wouldn’t be appropriate to give to the food bank but maybe someone would want to give it a go:  like the sealed package of frozen egg rolls my kids don’t like from Costco (lots of examples like this) or produce that will go to waste because we can’t eat fast enough.  

    • Catte October 10, 2020 (7:27 am)

      It’s a nice idea, but I worry that an unwatched fridge would be dangerous. 

  • Catte October 10, 2020 (7:28 am)

    Can we add food to the pantry?

  • Lyanda October 10, 2020 (7:50 am)

    So lovely. How can we donate?

  • Pastor Erik Kindem October 10, 2020 (2:14 pm)

    Thanks for your interest.  Yes, you can add food or supplies!  But please be careful not to leave food or other supplies out in the open, especially during this season of storms.  You’re welcome to stop by and take notice which kinds of goods seem to be in short supply, and then to share.  Only unexpired items, please.   We invite you to share this news with others, especially those neighbors you may know who could benefit from supplementing their food supplies during the pandemic.  Thank you, all.

  • Kim October 10, 2020 (2:31 pm)

    Thriftway grocery store has a box to put food that goes to the local food bank, it is inside by the shopping carts

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