Little Free Pantry in St Andrew’s, Melton!
Thursday 7th November 2019
It is often speculated on how we can help those in need – especially in close knit rural communities, where it is usually harder for people to reach out and ask for help. As Christians, we all strive to be neighbourly and welcoming, yet sadly in the hubbub of life we can often be swept up with our own priorities, and find it difficult to lend a helping hand.
Just recently, St Andrew’s Church in Melton have joined the Little Free Pantry initiative – a first for the whole of the UK! Shelves are stocked with a variety of tinned goods and other non-perishable food items in the church porch, which has 24/7 accessibility so anyone can access it at any time should they need to. Operating on a “take what you need, give what you can” ethos, the pantry offers confidentiality, anonymity, and most importantly, close knit rural community heart. As Christmas steadily approaches, it is vital to remember our neighbours who may be in need, and gives those who can afford to give an opportunity to do so.
We are delighted that St Andrew’s are offering this, and hope that the little free pantry ignites community spirit, and hopefully with time encourages other churches to follow suit!
If your church would like to get involved, or you would like to learn more about the project, follow the link here: little free pantry