St. Bede’s, Santa Fe, installed a Little Free Pantry adjacent to the Little Free Library at the church entrance, 550 W. San Mateo Rd., which works in exactly the same way only with food instead of books. Originally intended as a stopgap to help with occasional food insecurity for individuals who found themselves briefly short of money for food, that is what it will return to eventually. For now, however, there is such a huge drain on the regular food banks, whose resources we will continue to support and cannot hope to match, that it is likely that the demand on the Little Free Pantry will be considerable.
Please consider buying a few extra items of non-perishable real food the next time you go grocery shopping and dropping it off into the Little Free Food Pantry on your way home. If it happens to be full perhaps you could leave them in your car until your next trip out. In very cold weather and very hot weather we cannot use cans, but during the next few months of greatest need cans should be fine.
This box is available to all 24/7 to give or to take
, for us, for neighbors and for the wider community, as a way to both offer and receive help in these stressful times.