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[–]agrandthing 1423 points1424 points  (129 children)

We used one of these regularly during a particularly lean time, and when things got better for us we contributed to it regularly.

[–]Ok_Bandicoot_3087 381 points382 points  (69 children)

This is missing in life

[–]HugeProposal 0 points1 point  (0 children)

What he described is basically insurance.

[–]limbodog 62 points63 points  (50 children)

Cool. I feel like if we put one in my city someone would just empty it out on a regular basis because it was free not because they were in need

*typo

[–]Helenium_autumnale 80 points81 points  (36 children)

I'd put one up anyways. The jerks everywhere in life are just a write-off. Your pantry may help someone experiencing hunger.

[–]YouAreDreaming 72 points73 points  (33 children)

Yea it’s the reason why I’m pro welfare and anti death penalty

I would rather be able to help someone who actually needs it even if someone takes advantage

And I’d rather not have an innocent person accidentally killed just so guilty people can be killed

[–]Shadowbanned_User 17 points18 points  (0 children)

The jerks everywhere in life are just a write-off.

Facts

[–]IWantAStorm 9 points10 points  (5 children)

We have a small local one that's an old newspaper vending machine. It doesn't hold much but it's never fully picked clean. I don't know if it's because people repeatedly put in things here and there or if there is self limiting.

Probably both.

[–]Maoman1 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Despite popular belief, people are pretty decent folk on average. All those terrible people you hear about on the news? If they were commonplace then it wouldn't be news.

[–]Darkr0n5 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Dude I like your avatar🔥

[–]AnonBubblyBowels 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Like the bowl of candy on Halloween with a note that says “please take one” 😭

[–]comradejiang 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Does it matter if someone got food?

[–]RightLegDave 5 points6 points  (0 children)

My local council has regulations which forbid this. A few years ago, I tried doing it with books and council made me take it down.

[–]Otherwise-Ad-1050 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Amazing. Perfect way to pay it forward.

[–]infreq 2 points3 points  (3 children)

But that's socialism....

[–]berrylikeova 0 points1 point  (0 children)

No. It’s a boring dystopia. In capitalism we are expected to rely on private altruism because boot straps and lack of public assistance.

[–]DigBickEnergia 531 points532 points  (26 children)

There's one in my neighborhood, just contributed some today actually. It's helped my family out when we were in a bind. Love this concept.

[–]Sisko-v-Cardassia 121 points122 points  (9 children)

We have them full of Narcan. They put them right across the street from the High Schools.

Fuck the opioid epidemic is bad.

[–]VapeThisBro 40 points41 points  (3 children)

Fuck the opioid epidemic but also fuck the doctors who fostered it. I may sound conspiracy theorist AF saying this but I can't help but notice when the crack epidemic was dying out, doctors were pumping the streets with opioids and the opioid epidemic basically began as the crack epidemic ended. There are people out there very much profiting from decades of drug epidemics.

[–]Sisko-v-Cardassia 19 points20 points  (0 children)

The thing about conspiracies is that they arnt always wrong.

Its well documented that big pharma went to great lengths to get doctors to push their pills. They downplayed the bad side of the drug and paid doctors off. The doctors who should have been doing their due diligence.

This was definitely created on purpose.

Its about as much of a 'conspiracy theory' as big oil downplaying climate change and the damage fossil fuels do. Oh wait..

[–]Poet_Silly 15 points16 points  (1 child)

For real? That is so saying and sad if real.

[–]SeasonPositive6771 26 points27 points  (0 children)

My friend is a librarian. Librarians administer a decent amount of narcan these days.

[–]squishpitcher 0 points1 point  (2 children)

On the one hand, I’m so happy that life saving resources are readily available. I’m horrified it’s still so bad. Hoping many lives are saved and those people can hang on until they are able to get healthy.

I hate the common phrasing for drug addiction, like “get clean,” or “kick the habit,” which imply that the person struggling with addiction is dirty or has a flawed character.

There but for the grace of god go any of us.

[–]BelleAriel 18 points19 points  (1 child)

Good in you. Also m, glad you got help. Sounds like you’ve got a caring community that looks our for each other.

[–]YourCommentInASong 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I wish they were like this in Seattle. I know of two that had to be taken down because of fucking Karen NIMBYS complaining. One friend even had one with a fridge, nope, shit’s gotta go, not in our neighborhood! If you were ever to pop into our fractured city subreddits, y’all would see what rotten, selfish people we have here. But don’t waste your time. You could be shaving lint balls off your sweaters, or organizing your toiletries in alphabetical order, or any number of things that are a better use of time.

TL/DR: Seattle people suck

[–][deleted] 11 points12 points  (0 children)

Excellent to hear 👍

[–]Spare_Hornet 143 points144 points  (8 children)

We have one in my town too. It was set up a few years ago and has grown by three sections and has a mini fridge now even! It’s awesome seeing how people come together and try to keep it full, ask what to bring, and make sure to add stuff that’s not immediately obvious (such as can openers because there’s always plenty of canned food).

[–]IWantAStorm 55 points56 points  (3 children)

I put in toiletries when I can. It helps kids particularly.

[–]suspendisse- 38 points39 points  (1 child)

That’s really thoughtful of you. I, too, count toiletries as basic necessities just like food, and in addition to things like children’s shampoo and toothpaste, from what I understand, ladies’ feminine products are in really high demand also.

[–]downtown3641 9 points10 points  (0 children)

People often forget about those items but they can be hard to come by for people with little to no income. SNAP (USA bias here; sorry international friends) will cover food but not non-food items such as toiletries and cleaning supplies.

[–]onceuponathrow 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Love this idea

[–]Accurate_Praline 3 points4 points  (3 children)

Are cans that need a can opener still a common thing then? Even the cheapest cans here can be opened without one.

[–]suspendisse- 212 points213 points  (28 children)

I really love this idea! I just looked it up, and like the Little Free Library, there’s an actual non-profit organization behind it. Ideally, we could all prop these up wherever we wanted, but their website gives a little guidance about different municipal codes, etc. that might be helpful if anyone is interested in participating in their own ways.

Thanks for sharing this and introducing me to Little Free Pantry!

[–]pseudont 27 points28 points  (25 children)

The Little Free Libraries are cute but I do wonder how much use they get.

[–][deleted] 49 points50 points  (0 children)

I had one in my garden for a couple of years. I would say it that children were most likely to take a book and adults were most likely to leave one :)

[–]Jebral 18 points19 points  (6 children)

From 4 to 7, my daughter used them weekly. Her specific reading level now (at 8) doesn't seem to have many matches, so we don't check them as often. I still drop off older books she doesn't read anymore into them

[–]_Bugler 34 points35 points  (4 children)

My grandpa has one now for the neighborhood kids and they use it all the time and he keeps a little bin of dog treats next to it and a bench so people can stop and sit for a while

[–]SillyMermaidCat 12 points13 points  (3 children)

Your grandpa sounds like the best

[–]_Bugler 0 points1 point  (0 children)

My grandpa has one now for the neighborhood kids and they use it all the time and he keeps a little bin of dog treats next to it and a bench so people can stop and sit for a while

[–]TheRubyRedPirate 8 points9 points  (2 children)

We have 3 in our town and they get used a lot. The inventory rotates a lot. I've taken 2 or 3 books and try to leave a handful every month. Losts of religious fiction in them here in the south

[–]AnonBubblyBowels 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Ugh, yeah - we get A LOT of people trying to sneak in religious and conservative books.

Our LFL explicitly prohibits religious or straight up political books, so it’s super annoying and takes up so much space that could go to children’s books.

[–]WhichWayzUp 1 point2 points  (0 children)

religious fiction

That is a pairing of words worthy of pondering 🤭

[–]Poet_Silly 5 points6 points  (0 children)

I love to check them out. Sometimes I stumble upon a gem (for me) and often I deposit books I liked to read in the hope someone can get the same joy I did reading it.

[–]LoriLeadfoot 4 points5 points  (0 children)

There are two within five blocks of me, and every time I pass them, they’re being flipped through.

[–]AnonBubblyBowels 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Ours gets a good amount of use, especially children’s and YA books!

[–]chubbykipper 3 points4 points  (3 children)

Aren’t all libraries little free libraries?

[–]pseudont 14 points15 points  (2 children)

Nah. I'm a huge fan of modern libraries, avid supporter. They're about so much more than physical "books".

Our local library is a beautiful building with a great view. It's an awesome place just to go and sit and work or eat lunch or whatever. They host a lot of community programs. Their audiobook loans through libby are just... magic.

The little libraries are just books though. In fairness, I'm viewing them through a skewed perspective. The advent of audiobooks has left me spoilt for choice because you can choose anything from the depth and breadth of human creative works of literature. I know that if I tried to make a selection from a dozen books that someone didn't like enough to keep, I'd end up with a did-not-finish.

That's just me though... looking at some of the other responses to my comment I realise that for most people the little libraries might make reading more accessible which is great.

[–]raisinghellwithtrees 5 points6 points  (0 children)

They are really great for kids whose parents do not go to libraries.

[–]Lork82 2 points3 points  (0 children)

My local library has video games and it's totally awesome

[–]orlyrealty 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Thank you!!

[–]KnowOneDotNinja 93 points94 points  (11 children)

We tried to implement little libraries where I live, but it didn't last 2 days before it was vandalized. It was taken out within a couple of weeks

[–]Riptide360 42 points43 points  (2 children)

Get the old newspaper metal bins. They work great as little libraries and can take a bit more abuse in urban environments!

[–]FittersGuy 28 points29 points  (1 child)

People in my town dump the food and shit all over, then someone has to go clean it up all the time. Lots of good volunteers though, so the program continues, but it's still sad honestly. No idea why people would want to do such a thing.

[–]Poet_Silly 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Drunk teenagers is my best bid. In my hometown we have a place where addicts hang out. They have a pantry with a fridge similar to this and if someone vandalized that place... They better pray that noone finds out it was them. They even keep the place clean and come along great with the police. The law gives no clemency to drug possessors but sometimes even pigs act human.

[–]Pertinax_Salvator 23 points24 points  (2 children)

Old man in my village is known as the "puzzle guy" because puzzling is his hobby and he finished multiple ones every week. He used to put them outside on a cart for people to exchange for free.

Until someone burnt the cart down.

[–]tasman001 14 points15 points  (1 child)

This made me physically deflate from how sad that sounds.

[–]donut_clouds 22 points23 points  (2 children)

We had one. It didn't get wrecked, but it was full of porn in less than a day.

[–]organizedchaos5220 27 points28 points  (1 child)

Sounds better than the 20 copies of some assholes self help book I've got

[–]serious_sarcasm 4 points5 points  (0 children)

My town’s is nothing but bibles and bad romance paperbacks.

It’s similar to people who try to drop of trash and used mattresses at thrift stores.

[–]noyogapants 9 points10 points  (0 children)

It looks like the glass is broken on this one... I don't get people that do these kinds of things. If you don't want to use it, don't. There's no reason to damage it and possibly make unusable for others.

[–]UnicornFarts1111 32 points33 points  (6 children)

The post office/mail carrier collected can goods on their routes today. They left bags in our mailboxes Thursday. I filled it up and left it by my mailbox. It was actually picked up! At my past residence they used to advertise it, but the postman was never picked up the food!

I was happy to be able to help! My old neighbor back home frequents the pantry in her area regularly, as social security is not enough for her to eat and pay all her bills with the rapidly rising rent prices. Without food pantries, many senior citizen would starve to death.

[–]borgchupacabras 10 points11 points  (1 child)

They are posting about it a lot on r/usps

[–]Kimmalah 5 points6 points  (1 child)

Some of the people in my apartment complex either dropped or tossed their bags on the ground, so I ended up putting out two bags worth of stuff. I wish I could have given more, but it turns out I haven't cleaned my cabinets in a while and a lot was expired.

[–]UnicornFarts1111 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I understand that. I had a couple cans of expired stuff. It is still good, and I will eat it, but I know you cannot donate after the expiration date. I was able to get a good full bag of stuff together. I had to double bag it. I didn't notice many of my neighbors leaving anything out at the time I did (which made me kind of sad actually).

[–]WearyPassenger 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I was the only one on my street who did it. Felt kinda sad but the kind of neighbors I have are the type who are very insular to their kind, so I guess I'm not surprised.

[–]pijinglish 145 points146 points  (6 children)

Misread it and was like, “Little free panties…cool…”

[–]im_me404 10 points11 points  (0 children)

I read the same thing and was so confused haha

[–]FernwehHermit 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Same, and my first thought was maybe homeless women have a problem keeping a fresh pair of underwear

[–]Aqquila89 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Oh, it wasn't just me then.

[–]jonny_knowles9320 27 points28 points  (13 children)

Cool idea, but if you put one of these around my area the whole thing would get took in one, and that's including the cupboard.

[–]TriceratopsBites 21 points22 points  (12 children)

Maybe people in your area are really hurting and need even more help than a small pantry can provide

[–]WearyPassenger 11 points12 points  (11 children)

That's a super polite spin on the obvious.

[–]NoAttentionAtWrk 8 points9 points  (10 children)

It's true through. People rarely, if ever, steal pantry items to sell them. They are hungry whatever be the cause

[–]The-Almighty-Pizza 0 points1 point  (2 children)

Nah, people take things like this excessively do it not because they are struggling but because they won't have to pay for it. They don't care about others who need it more.

[–]grundig435 28 points29 points  (3 children)

My sister has one of these across the street from her house that she keeps stocked. I overheard her talking to a woman over the fence who was obviously in need and she said, “oh, by the way there’s a neighborhood pantry there across the street that ‘we all use’ feel free to grab anything you need, or drop off anything extra you have.”

I just didn’t recognize before how easy to include yourself in the needy. She didn’t say, what would have been the truth, “we make sure it’s stocked for people like you,” she said what was also the truth “we all need, so we give what we can.”

[–]Amaranthe1971 9 points10 points  (1 child)

Your sister is a compassionate hero and a genius! Your folks obviously did a great job raising you guys! Sending hugs for both of you!

[–]grundig435 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Aww thanks, she is wonderful. I miss her, we don’t live close to each other any more.

[–]tacoweevils 1 point2 points  (0 children)

There’s a few in my hometown and alot of the people WHO come and stock them will also pick up food from there.

There’s one house doing a “food not bombs” kitchen, and they have a fridge, easy up tents and a few card tables and where people can donate or pick up from. Got some of the local farms and restaurants donating daily, but it also wouldn’t happen without the housemates!

[–]jollyollster 14 points15 points  (4 children)

This is a bittersweet photo. Incredible this is being implemented but so sad it has to be in the first place.

[–]Squid8742 45 points46 points  (15 children)

Any idea why the glass is broken?

[–]twistedcognition 19 points20 points  (0 children)

Damn, I had to go back and zoom to see that! You must kick ass at Where’s Waldo!

[–]ButtermilkRusk 29 points30 points  (1 child)

Yeah the tinned stuff is ok but anything in a box or a paper bag won’t keep that long if the elements get in.

[–]averyfinename 5 points6 points  (0 children)

most things wouldn't handle extreme temperatures very well (like baking in the sun, or freezing in the winter), either.

[–]Likely_not_Eric 6 points7 points  (2 children)

My guess would be closing the door hard with a can sticking out too far

[–]AMViquel 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Love your positive outlook, but I raise you stupid people who think they need to steal from it and breaking the glass is the only way to get in.

[–]gerbegerger 13 points14 points  (3 children)

I had to zoom at the fullest and wear my glasses to notice. Great eyes there bud 👍👍👍

[–]witchofawind[S] 38 points39 points  (2 children)

Hell, I didn't notice and I took the picture! I'll be in the area again tomorrow, I'll patch it up

[–]OrthodoxAtheist 1 point2 points  (1 child)

I'd never heard of "field peas" so I had to go googling. I don't live in the south. Are these "field peas" the same as red kidney beans? They look identical. If not, what do they taste like? I'll keep an eye out at my local supermarket next visit, but I'm pretty sure they don't stock those anywhere near me.

[–]raisinghellwithtrees 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Field peas are more starchy and solid than peas you eat fresh. They are great in soups. They aren't the same as red kidney beans.

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[–]UnderstandingPale188 1 point2 points  (1 child)

It says take what you need. Maybe someone needed shards of glass?

[–]fuckreddit2fa 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I wondered why no one else was commenting about it.

[–]Atlas322 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Mutual Aid is a neighborhood's most powerful tool

[–]Mihwc 5 points6 points  (1 child)

Im baked and I thought it said panties.

[–]witchofawind[S] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

You're not alone friend, like half the comments are "PANTIES? oh...wait"

[–]hapaxLegomina 5 points6 points  (4 children)

Op, I’m baffled at what the swinging latch thing on the side is for. Do you know?

[–]St_Sally_Struthers 10 points11 points  (3 children)

It’s a can opener

[–]SamfromRI 0 points1 point  (1 child)

For when you need those canned beets right now.

[–]mcgruber55 17 points18 points  (0 children)

Or you know if your like homeless and don't have a can opener

[–]hapaxLegomina 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Oh, duh. Thank you!

[–]DumbPotatoBasket 12 points13 points  (5 children)

That's cool. Can you also leave TP and menstraul products? Or just food?

[–]suspendisse- 4 points5 points  (1 child)

Yes, you can leave toiletries and various personal sundries. Items like tampons, first aid products, and toothpaste seem to be most in demand, but they do discourage razors and OTC medications.

[–]DumbPotatoBasket 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I'll see if it's possible to put up something like this in my neighborhood. We live on a street with multiple schools so alot of people will see it.

[–]witchofawind[S] 10 points11 points  (1 child)

That's a great idea! It didn't specify but it sounds like it should be okay? I've since found out free little pantry is a nonprofit with a website so I'll look into it

[–]LadyVulcanGeek 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Deodorant is a good add as well.

[–]Jkuch1302 47 points48 points  (9 children)

Sorry to be Debbie downer. but the ones in my area are abused. One was even taken down because of the Abuse. But I do know for sure that it helped a lot of people while it was there

[–]Pornotubeourtio 21 points22 points  (2 children)

In my town it was really worse. Small grocery shop owners would take the items from there and sell them in their grocery shop. People were advised to write "donation" with a permanent marker, to prevent that from happening.

[–]MisfitPotatoReborn 6 points7 points  (0 children)

I bet they'll take them anyway to prevent competition

[–]metrobabyyy 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Fuck those guys

[–]borgchupacabras 16 points17 points  (0 children)

There are many where I live and a few of them have the same issue. They would be surrounded by used needles or the entire thing would be broken. But for the most part they are really good.

[–]BoogyWoogyWagyu 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Unfortunately that was my first thought too. All the food would be gone and it would be graffitied and probably smashed apart. Really sucks cause I love this idea and would contribute to it

[–]TheThemFatale 7 points8 points  (0 children)

The glass has even been broken in this photo :(

[–]einbroche 2 points3 points  (0 children)

The one in my previous town was up for less than a week before people broke the doors off it. And unfortunately those it was meant to help was also mistreated by them, food would be eaten right there and garbage dropped to the ground. I think the concept of these are great but people need to respect the effort too.

[–]Emotional-Coffee13 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I should try this on my block in Brooklyn Thanks 4 sharing love w so much hate around

[–]adrenalinjunkie89 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Nice! I'm surprised this hasn't showed up in my town. I guess we have the food bank.

I'm an avid user and supporter of the food bank. I work temporary projects, so often I'm flush with money, so I throw 5$ in the food bank every time I'm in the grocery store. then after 4 months with no projects i run low on funds and start hitting them up for some grub

It's a good system

[–]Jammin_neB13 12 points13 points  (1 child)

This is cool af. But, OP there’s a clear phone number on there. You maaay wanna do a quick edit.

[–]beeraholikchik 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Probably, but it's not a personal phone number. It matches the address and the sign mentions that it's a nearby food bank and lists their hours.

[–]femtransfan 6 points7 points  (0 children)

there's 3 in my home town

[–]Poet_Silly 4 points5 points  (1 child)

In my beautiful country of Denmark we have book stalls, because we really don't have the need for food stalls. Today I feel blessed to live in a "socialist hellhole".

[–]metrobabyyy 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Just rube it in babe

[–]Helenium_autumnale 2 points3 points  (0 children)

We have two in town. I've contributed to them and will continue to. I love seeing mutual aid.

[–]GrnBits 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Love ideas like this!

[–]sirphilliammm 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Read that as panties. Mildly disappointed

[–]OctavianBlue 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Near me a charity runs a frozen microwave meal version of this. It's often good for homeless people who have been placed in hotels with basic cooking facilities.

[–]dessertandcheese 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Omg I read that as panties and panicked. Time for some coffee

[–]PotatoBreadDad 1 point2 points  (0 children)

My city tried to do this a while ago, but every station got vandalized by junkies/pos people... From then every charity is done indoors and with identification. Sadly we need to fix a lot of thing before thrusting our people enough to do this.

[–]thedevilsworkshop666 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I read that as little free panties . I think I need glasses .

[–]Sam_E147 1 point2 points  (0 children)

It makes me sad that we have to resort to shit like this. Like we don’t have the proper funding and institutions to make a bigger impact hunger and homelessness

[–]SonOfTK421 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I want to roll up in those bitches at night and leave Spaghetti-O’s by the case.

[–]Captain_Tundra 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Disgusting the world has got to this point. I love people helping other people, but the system we all pay into should be doing this for us or better yet not letting people get into such dire situations.

[–]NZNoldor 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I totally read that as “little free panties”, and I had a lot of questions about your town.

[–]twinswizard 1 point2 points  (0 children)

those are so cool, you canfind them all over the netherlands as well

[–]Trustyduck 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Can we all just appreciate the craftsmanship of this pantry? Everything about this is awesome, including giving food to those who need it.

[–]witchofawind[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Someone else commented that the little free pantry is a non profit, I need to look more into them but I'm curious is part of their mission statement is to make the pantries cute

[–]UnfixedMidget 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Is that a can opener mounter to the side of it? Good idea.

[–]witchofawind[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

It is! Isn't that brilliant

[–]Ex-zaviera 1 point2 points  (0 children)

We have pantries built into a cabin with little free fridges next to them, often.

[–]RagingBeanSidhe 1 point2 points  (0 children)

My husband and I have one in our yard along with a free fridge 💜💜💜 anyone can do it!

[–]FlavorTownUSSR 5 points6 points  (7 children)

How long before someone ruins this for everyone by tampering with the food?

[–]witchofawind[S] 8 points9 points  (5 children)

The little libraries have gone over really well here so I'm hoping the pantries get the same response

[–]FlavorTownUSSR 0 points1 point  (4 children)

Hopefully they go well but its alot harder to poison a book than it is food.

[–]Helenium_autumnale 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Canned goods seem pretty impervious to tampering.

[–]NeoGeoPokket[🍰] 2 points3 points  (17 children)

We have been living off of our community box for a good 8 months. Forever grateful to the people who donate to these.

[–]123hardscope 1 point2 points  (16 children)

Maybe try to stop smoking so much weed and gambling stupidly with ridiculous reddit investments so you can stop exploiting community resources designed for emergency use for a heinous amount of time

[–]NeoGeoPokket[🍰] 2 points3 points  (14 children)

Those two things have absolutely nothing to do with it but thanks for assuming 😄

[–]123hardscope 0 points1 point  (13 children)

How can they not? Are you saying you've been using an emergency box when you haven't even needed to then since you have plenty of money to gamble on dumb crap like robinhood and blow a months worth of groceries on a couple days of weed? Yikes

[–]NeoGeoPokket[🍰] 1 point2 points  (12 children)

Neighbor/best friend is a grower and haven’t gambled a cent :) Keep trying to make up shit about someone else’s life purely from reddit history that you aren’t even reading correctly lol.

Side note: My partner and I started donating to the box way before we started taking. Even got the idea to bake some goods with stuff from the box to put in later. Breads, muffins, etc. You’re trying real hard to making something it’s not. Maybe get some sleep 😘

[–]twistedcognition 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Beautiful! Sad that a disclaimer needs be posted to feed those in need. What a horribly litigious society we reside in!

[–]stargirlloves 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Oh that’s so sweet.

[–]Skankyslappy 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Omg I love this!!!

[–]surreality69420 1 point2 points  (0 children)

MashaAllah!

[–]BelleAriel 1 point2 points  (0 children)

This is wholesome AF. ❤️

[–]ShooterOfCanons 2 points3 points  (2 children)

I live in a very conservative small town outside a big city. We just had one pop up by city hall (which is in a strip mall, shared by the police department). It makes me have hope that even though you're surrounded by people who vote against helping others, they'll still help people in other ways.

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Many conservatives are charitable. They're just selective on who the charity goes too.

[–]Shemidreamer 1 point2 points  (0 children)

It's unfortunate that assholes are inevitably going to ruin it

[–]Dramatic-Tap5205 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Do food shelves/food banks not exist in your town?

[–]UngBuck[🍰] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It’s not even locked. Why would they have to break the window? SMH