Every time I see a Little Free Library, I take a picture. I think they're one of the greatest things ever, especially the one someone built a few houses away from my boys' high school. I'm sure it's saved many a teenager who, upon seeing it on the way to school, realized he forgot to bring in the book for that upcoming book report.
Inspired by the Little Free Library, a Little Free Pantry movement is happening across the United States. Described as a "grassroots, crowd-sourced solution to immediate and local need," the pantries allow neighbors to give to those in their community or take food for free as needed.
Some people make special boxes just for the pantries. Others repurpose an already-existing item. Either way, these boxes help fight hunger and show neighborly love. And they are often decorated to make them even more appealing. Take a look at some of the ways people cleverly create or place a Little Free Pantry, or in some instances, a Little Free Library/Pantry combo.
Stunning mosaic doors
Double the generosity
On a college campus
Putting a little daily bread in a bread box
Inside a pre-school
Groovy artistic flair
At the playground