Are you desperately searching for proof that there is, in fact, still goodness in this crazy, mixed-up, pandemic-cowed world? You are? Well then, might I direct your attention to this Chicago neighborhood street corner?
Seen in my Chicago neighborhood.
Sign says “To help our neighbors affected by the COVID-19 crisis, this Little Free Library is converted to a Little Free Pantry. Take what you need and if you can, please donate what you can spare!” pic.twitter.com/HtrUHNv9BG
— Ashley Hamer (@smashleyhamer) March 18, 2020
Or perhaps you’re curious as to what’s happening in the shade of the elm trees in the sleepy town of Foxboro, MA, this week?
We’re doing this in my small town of Foxboro MA. also. pic.twitter.com/gN5sjUgWNF
— vmsfox (@vmsfox) March 18, 2020
Yes, fellow house arrestees, all over America good samaritans are taking it upon themselves to help their struggling neighbors by converting little free libraries into little free pantries. Not only do these little free pantries aid those most affected by the financial ramifications of the pandemic shutdown, but they convey a message we could all do with remembering during these distressing, isolated days: you are not alone.
So if you’re feeling powerless and cut-off from your community in the coming weeks, consider seeking out (or building!) one of these little huts of hope, and filling it with whatever you can spare.