Plainsboro Will Have Its Very First Little Free Pantry
The "Little Free Pantry" is becoming a thing in West Windsor-Plainsboro. NJ.com reported that the West Windsor Arts Council and the Mercer Street Friends Send Hunger Packing came up with a brilliant idea to have the first-ever, 24-hour Little Free Pantry in the area. This new system will allow people to donate non-perishable food, or take whatever they need from these pantries.
Nj.com states that the “pantry” is a repurposed newspaper dispenser that anyone can access at any time. Melissa Hager, Send Hunger Packing organizer, hopes that the community will support this system, as well as those who are struggling with food insecurity.
There is a high hope for this pantry, but Hager doesn’t know what to expect since this is the first of its kind in this particular township. The interesting part about this that NJ.com mentioned is that the individuals that get free food from the pantry do not have to be residents from the area.
The pantry would be checked twice a week. During these checks, damaged items will be removed and some will be replenished, according to NJ.com. This brings up the question: will people actually take part in donating if they will just be restocked anyways?
The Little Free Pantry will be unveiled on November 9th.