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Public ‘Little Free Pantry’ Erected for Those in Need

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Good Samaritans at work!

Americans have more expendable incomes than ever. Many of us can afford to buy $500 smartphones, vacations, go out to eat, and drop up to $2000 on laptops. But if you’re like me, you have guilt about treating yourself to fancy things when there’s so many disenfranchised people out out there. But what can you do besides throw money at causes or give a homeless person a buck or two? They say charity starts at home…

Do you have those Little Free Libraries in your town? They look like large mailboxes mated with birdhouses. But it’s what’s inside that counts: they contain free books you can leave, take, or swap. They encourage reading and generosity. In the same vein, one Arkansas woman got the idea to copy the Little Free Libraries and fill them with food and toiletries for the less fortunate to take and for good samaritans to fill.

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Source: Facebook @The LIttle Free Pantry

Would you set one up?