Little Free Pantries in Your Town
It's no surprise that the City of Good Neighbors is one of the regions that has the MOST free little food pantries in the United States.
You may have seen them around town. Either at churches, on the side of the road or in front of people's houses. It's amazing to see Western New Yorkers step up to the plate and recognize that the people around them, even though you don't know, are in need of help. The 'little food pantries' across the Buffalo area typically collect food items that are in an outside location that is come-as-you-go and 'on your honor system' for those who are going through tough times and need some help.
There is a national organization that is called the 'Mini Pantry Movement' that you can see all the locations in your area. The mission statement of the group on their website says: "The mini pantry movement is a grassroots, crowdsourced solution to immediate and local need. Whether a need for food or a need to give, mini pantries help feed neighbors, nourishing neighborhoods."
Where is the closest one to your house? If you are well-off and are thinking about helping our friends and family as we approach Thanksgiving, here are some of the places to consider donating:
Marilla Blessing Box
The box is located at 1810 Two Rod Road. At the side door of Community Center. Just south of Two Rod and Bullis intersection.
The Little Free Pantry of Batavia
124 State St. Batavia, NY 14020
Lumber City Church Little Free Pantry
99-119 Thompson St, North Tonawanda, NY 14120
Depew's Free Little Food Pantry
568 Rowley Rd Depew, NY 14043
Sloan's Little Free Food Pantry
34 Francis Avenue Sloan, NY 14212
Green Swan Little Free Pantry
11672 Buckwheat Rd Alden, NY 14004
Parkside Lutheran Blessing Box
2 Wallace Ave #1599, Buffalo, NY 14214
Buffalo Blessing Boxes
235 Delaware Ave, Buffalo
933 Elmwood Ave, Buffalo
Asbury UMC Blessing Box
3750 Millersport Hwy, Getzville, NY 14068
Kenton's Little Free Library & Little Free Pantry
152 Irving Terrace, Buffalo, NY 14223