Leave what you can. Take what you need!
Mini Food Pantry locations are now at the Clubhouse Parking Lot and at Beach 2 by the pool!
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 neighbors feed neighbors, nourishing neighborhoods. It allows for neighbors to put non perishable food in the cupboard and it allows for neighbors who need the food to help themselves and feed their families. It is totally on the honor system and is a self help program. Simply take your non perishable items at your convenience and put them on the shelves. If you need to feed yourself and/or your family, do not hesitate to take the food and use it in your home. They will be open 24 hours a day and have no locks.
We live in an amazing community with truly amazing neighbors! This COVID-19 attack has left all of us reeling from uncertainty to reeling from financial changes. Many of us have felt like there is little we can do to change things. From a high level that’s true, but from a local level each one of us can make a difference. Several of our own have made that difference a very positive one!
Christina White, a local resident who has worked in the past with the Community Preparedness Club setting up informational seminars. Christina contacted me and suggested we consider installing a local food “cupboard” where residents could leave non perishable food for other residents who need it right now. This type of movement is taking place all over our country.
Not to be outdone, Dennis Crandall and Howard Tuttle, came to the rescue and provided the “cupboards”. A big thank you to them for their prompt generosity and action.
The Roaming Shores Community Preparedness Club will sponsor and monitor the program. Please spread the word! This is for all of us! It is blessed to be a giver! It is blessed to be a receiver! That’s what community is all about! While we can’t invite each other to dinner, we can invite our neighbors to take what is needed to fix a nourishing meal for themselves and their family.
In addition, you may leave small toys, books or puzzles for some added entertainment. A small supply of bags and boxes will be at each location for your convenience.
Spread the word to your Shores neighbors and friends! Let everyone know of this neighborhood sharing program! Any suggestions or questions can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or contact me directly at email@example.com.