Free Pantry

“Little Free Pantry” opens

Ascension Lutheran Church, Shelby, has opened a “Little Free Pantry” on its property facing Marietta Street. The Little Free Pantry, is for neighbors helping neighbors.

Its contents are for those who are not easily able to meet everyday personal needs and it is stocked with new, unopened non-food items that are not available through SNAP or EBT benefits, including shampoo, conditioner, soap, toothpaste, paper products and feminine care items.

This Little Free Pantry is modeled on others that have been established since May 2016 when a pilot project began at Good Shepherd Lutheran in Fayetteville, Ark. The idea borrows from Little Free Libraries like those we enjoy near Jefferson Elementary School and Central United Methodist Church, in neighborhoods and in Casar.

Donations may be brought to the church office (M-Th, 9-1) at 300 N. Lafayette Street, Shelby; ordered online and shipped to the church at PO Box 266, Shelby, NC; or you can put your donation in the pantry box personally. For more information, contact Pastor Christina Auch at Ascension Lutheran Church at 704-487-5679.

See a Living Lutheran story and a Today Show story about Little Free Pantries.