Jessica Mcclard decided to install a little street pantry where people can leave food and goods for those in need. She set up her first little pantry near the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Fayetteville and it instantly gained a lot of attention. Jessica was surprised at how quickly the pantry was filled. Her idea has inspired others to build free pantries in Fayetteville and Ardmore, Oklahoma.
The project now has more than 10,000 fans on Facebook and little pantries are popping up in other locations
“Peanut butter and jelly, feminine hygiene products and diapers are in demand”
“My feeling is little free structures both create space for neighborliness and address social problems”
Since one pantry was close to a school, she also made sure kids get necessary school supplies