“Little Free Pantries not only support neighbors who are facing food insecurity but also build micro-communities. They empower people to make immediate change toward their neighborhood. By way of neighbors helping neighbors and the stocking of Little Free Pantries, micro-communities form around this pillar and in turn connect neighbors who otherwise would not have met. Find a location nearest you and form community.”
Rotarian Bob Zawilski was the driving force behind this project. “Ultimately, we’d like to have one Little Free Pantry in all of Lakewood’s 10 communities,” said Zawilski. UPDATE: In a follow-up chat with Zawilski, he notes the 10 communities is a bit of a fuzzy number. Zawilski cites city-data.com, neighborhoodscout.com, and nextdoor.com as sources of geographically aligned communities within the city of Lakewood.
How can the community help? Non-perishable food will be a constant need. Lakewood Presbyterian will serve as the host and maintainer of this pantry. The church can be reached at 253-584-0900 or at 8601 104th St SW in Lakewood.
This box was produced and donated by Building Beyond the Walls.
If you’d like to work with Lakewood Rotary to put a Little Free Pantry in your neighborhood, email Bob Zawilski.