Little Free Libraries Transform Into Food Pantries Amid Coronavirus Outbreak
Neighbors are transforming the Little Free Libraries across the U.S. into pantries to help people experiencing hardships as a result of COVID-19.
Little Free Libraries is a nonprofit is the world’s largest book sharing movement that promotes neighborhood book exchanges. These little red boxes are now filled with nonperishable food as an act of kindness to provide meals for those in need. The coronavirus caused many people to become unemployed and unable to buy groceries so this service helps fill that void.
“During the COVID-19 pandemic, many Little Free Library stewards have converted their little libraries into places to share food, personal care, or household items” Little Free Libraries website stated. “In an effort to help those that need essential supplies right now, we are maintaining a sharing-box map identifying these locations.”
You can click on any pin on the map to show families in need where the closest Little Free Library turned pantry is located. This is a temporary additional resource that we will updated until the service is no longer needed. You don’t need to have an official little red box, the map is open to anyone offering food, household items, or crafts in a sharing box in their neighborhood. You just have to Fill out this form to submit your location.
Due to the Coronavirus outbreak, many volunteer stewards temporarily closed their libraries, but the company asks those who are still open to please follow these best practices.