Rotary Club of Lakewood announcement.
Lakewood Rotary is proud to share our new Partnership with Lakeview Light and Power. They have agreed to be a Drop Off Point for Little Free Pantry food donations! You can place your non-perishable food inside the office in the bin by the front door. The hours are Monday – Thursday from 7am – 5:30pm at 11509 Bridgeport Way SW in Lakewood. Thank You for your Support.
Will you help? We need more Food Drop Off locations. Contact us: [email protected].
Little Free Pantry was launched as a grassroots mini pantry movement in May 2016 in Fayetteville, Arkansas to address food insecurity. The movement is supported internationally, across the US and close to home in Lakewood, WA by neighbors feeding neighbors. Little Free Pantries work in conjunction with and are complementary to existing support organizations. Little Free Pantry is a centrally located reminder of our neighbors’ need that creates neighborhood space for exercising compassion, trust, and mutual aid – barrier free 24-hour access to food and hygiene supplies.
The first Little Free Pantry in Lakewood began in December of 2020 at the Lakewood Presbyterian Church. Eight additional pantries have been added in Lakewood and Steilacoom with room for more growth. There are many organizations and individuals who contribute food on a regular basis and support the program by building and filling the pantries.
Items that are always needed include nonperishable, unexpired and in good condition:
- hearty soups/stews
- peanut butter
- canned meats
- spaghetti sauce
- granola bars
- personal care items
- baby food
Our Community Little Free Pantry Locations
- Lakewood Presbyterian Church – 8601 104th St SW
- LASA – 8956 Gravelly Lake Dr SW
- Pierce College Center for Global Scholars – 8407 Steilacoom Blvd SW
- Springbrook Park – 12601 Addison St SW
- Springbrook Connection #2 – 5506 Boston Ave SW
- Steilacoom Community Center – 2301 Worthington St
- Tillicum – 8409 Orchard St SW
- Youth for Christ Family Center – 14511 W Thorne Ln SW
Source: The Suburban Times