Rapid City’s Little Free Pantries work to solve food insecurity one neighborhood at a time
RAPID CITY, S.D. — With one out of every nine in people in South Dakota experiencing food insecurity, some people are taking a stand on a neighborhood-level.
The Little Free Pantry concept began in Fayetteville, Arkansas back in early 2016. It started as a way to raise awareness of food insecurity while also helping meet food needs in the neighborhood.
“We have been so blessed to see both the givers and the receivers with smiles on their faces when visiting the pantry,” Reasor wrote in a statement. “The need is beyond great and any and all donations are accepted any time of the day, night, and year.”
“Christmas is all about remembering who is the most generous and who else should we be serving,” says Pastor Michele Slott. “It’s not about us…it’s not our birthday!”