Little Free Pantry

Busy Day at the Coronado Little Free Pantry

Today has been a very busy day here at the 12185 Coronado Drive Pantry. We had two drop offs, both with amazing items. One of my favorite things about all this is to organize the donations that come in. If there are a lot of the same items I will put some out and put some away in a closet I have designated for the pantry supplies. Each day I walk out to the pantry with my boyfriend Bruce and clean up and restock if need be.

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Our first donation today was by Vanessa, another pantry owner. She made a trip to the store and bought some extra stuff for us. So very sweet of her! Thanks Vanessa!!

 

 

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We put out some toothbrushes, soap, and feminine pads into the personal hygiene bin. This is the super fun part, stocking and filling the pantry with food for others to use when they need it.

A lovely mother and daughter came by before dinner time with a large box full of stuff. They were the second donation of the day. It was so nice to meet you, whoever you were. If you ever read this, know that I am truly thankful for your kindness!!!

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They left us a lot of stuff. You can find canned vegetables, Asian and Oriental noodles, soup, jello, baking items, pasta, seasoning packets, salad dressing and a few other things.

This is all so amazing and it’s a joy to be a part of. Something to really think about, people who may not have had food, now do. This is a way for others to have support and extra food available to them at all times.

As I sign off here to go check the pantry… Someone may have dropped something off or took some things. I gotta go check. But first, this is what the pantry looked like just before dinner time after the second donation.

It’s packed!!! If you live in the area of Spring Hill, FL, please come visit and see what this pantry stuff is all about!

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Hernando County Community is Giving Away Free Food

This is so exciting and I’m super excited to share this with EVERYONE!!! Ok sorry, but I’m really excited about this. Over the weekend I received a message on the Hernando County Little Free Pantries Facebook page from a reporter with ABC Action News! Crazy!! She’s interested in the movement we have going on about the Little Free Pantries here in Hernando County and wanted to meet up here at my house to do a story about the pantries. It was awesome!

On Monday, February 6th, at about 5:15pm, ABC Action News aired the interview. Check out the story and video: Hungry families get unexpected help from ‘Little Free Pantries’ project

I will be honest, I was nervous over the weekend once I first read the message but I kept telling myself, this is huge! That this was going to bring awareness and exposure to these pantries we have and that is what we need. I like to say thanks Jamberry because of this years theme, Be Fearless… I convinced myself to step out of my comfort zone since being in front of a camera and put on TV was something I haven’t done since I was a little kid. It was way out of my comfort zone and was actually super easy and fun.

The reporter shared my motto, so I think you can say we’re gonna roll with it!! Take What You Need, Donate What You Can!

If the Little Free Pantry excites you, then you’ll love our Hernando County Little Free Pantries Facebook page.

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Hernando County Little Free Pantries Page

February 2nd, 2017, was the start of the Hernando County Little Free Pantries Facebook page. In the Spring Hill, FL Neighbors Facebook group (if you are in the area, join our group) there has been a lot going on because of these pantries. The idea was to help others keep track of all the locations of the Little Free Pantries that are here in Spring Hill. So from there the idea was real and I was set in charge of being the page administrator.

It’s my honor to share the Hernando County Little Free Pantries Facebook page.

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Visit our FB page: http://www.facebook.com/HCLFP

There are now 4 Little Free Pantries located here in Spring Hill, FL. A few additions are soon to be installed, and many are being built as we speak. Each location is listed in a pinned post. It’s a fun way to see what is happening with each of them. I like to share and post about the donations, give thanks and keep the page engaged and fun for everyone.

Here in Hernando County, we are always doing what we can to give back and to help other people. It really has been crazy for me. When I first moved here, I couldn’t find anyone who was like that who wanted to bring out the positive way more than the negative. That is until last December when I joined the Spring Hill, FL Neighbors Facebook group. My faith is restored! There are a lot of incredible people in that group. Seriously, check it out if you’re in the area!

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These are two of the other pantries currently installed in Spring Hill, FL.

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If you live here in the area or if you ever visit, please stop by and check these pantries out! & I’m super excited to say my motto is really sticking, Take What You Need, Donate What You Can.
Get out there, be a blessing, and think about starting one of these in your community!

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The Little Free Pantry Project Comes to Spring Hill, Florida

The Little Free Pantry project began in May of 2016. The concept to be little neighborhood pantries that provide need for the neighbors. While one pantry is small, many pantries may be big.

I took an interest immediately when I first heard of the idea. I have always enjoyed giving back to others and trying to make a difference in another’s life.  Joining Jamberry has made an impact in the way I feel about helping others as well. Their brand values are simply that. Be generous, be a blessing, be creative, be unique, and be a family. All can be expressed through this amazing movement of Little Free Pantries all over the country!

It may have taken our community about 6 months to bring the Little Free Pantry to Spring Hill, but it’s here! Thank you to the lovely ladies in the Spring Hill, FL Neighbors group on Facebook for sharing a post about the start of Little Free Pantries. The pantry is a basic box with a shelf made from leftover wood, Plexiglas and hinges. This was an instant hit. Everyday people have come and gone, taken what they’ve needed and dropped of what they could donate. A Little Free Pantry with canned and boxed goods, fresh produce, paper products and books.

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While I’ve been in the process of collecting the materials to build what I’d like my pantry to be… I have actually been gifted the Little Free Pantry from Joseph. Joseph built a new box for his yard that is bigger with more storage and compartments for the pantry to include personal hygiene.

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This is the original pantry chilling in my lanai before I put it in the ground. Joseph donated this pantry box he built including the starter pack which includes: The raincoat (tarp on top), and two bags of canned goods, muffin mixes, salad dressings, and a couple books.

Big thanks to my amazing boyfriend who dug the holes and held it while I packed the dirt around the legs. He clearly did more work than I did!

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Officially set up yesterday, January 9th around 5pm, with my sign I created with a motto I want to try and get started, Take What You Need, Donate What You Can! It looks great. I’m thrilled to have the box to get this going and in my own hands. Perfect since I haven’t had the chance to build a larger box.

Welcome Little Free Pantry project to Spring Hill, FL!

 

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