Founded in 2022, this initiative had the vision of creating a resource in communities across the state by implementing and connecting little free pantries. Through this project, new little free pantries have been implemented in communities across Louisiana; providing a resource for those in need to receive free food and essential items. Communities have come together through the support of this project to utilize the little free pantry as a way to give back and support their neighbors in need.
It is estimated that 1 in 7 people in the state of Louisiana suffer from food insecurity (Feeding America). This initiative started as a way to combat that; through implementing little free pantries in communities across our state free food and other essential items are now more accessible to those in need.
To date, the Little Free Pantry Louisiana initiative has implemented little free pantries in locations in need across the state of Louisiana. Louisiana ranks in the top five nationally for poverty and food insecurity (Feeding America). The efforts of this initiative seek to address this issue in our state by creating a statewide network of little free pantries that provide resources to our in-need population. Through the creation of this statewide network of little free pantries in Louisiana, the vision is to increase awareness and accessibility to the resources available so that those in need can easily locate the pantry closest to them.
If you are interested in sponsoring a new Little Free Pantry or know of a location that could host a Little Free Pantry, please complete our contact form so our team can get in contact with you!
Are you the coordinator of an already existing little free pantry/blessing box? Click below to complete our partner form to be enrolled and to partner your pantry with the Little Free Pantry initiative.
Is your community planning a hunger action-related event based around your community's little free pantry? Complete the form below to get your event added to our calendar.
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