CULLMAN, Ala. – Even with the recent 1% drop in grocery tax, area food banks and free pantries are struggling to keep up with an unprecedented demand. Scheduled food banks like Masters Hand and Cullman Caring for Kids have seen the number of clients they serve nearly tripled since the beginning of the year, and Cullman’s Little Free Pantry, a self-serve style free food pantry located on Fourth Street Southeast is no exception. The Pantry is in desperate need of donations, according to overseer Martha Lawrence.
“We are still struggling with donations being given to The Little Pantry,” said Lawrence in a statement on Facebook. “If you have anything that you would like to give, we store it and put items out every day.”
Lawrence shared that with The Pantry being the last line of defense for many concerning food insecurity, many have left her notes of thanks and appreciation.
“I have had messages left at The Pantry that tear at your heartstrings… Sometimes The Little Pantry is all that some people have to try and put something in their stomachs,” she said.
Cullman’s Free Little Pantry is always accepting donations of shelf-stable pantry staples that can make a filling meal, like pasta, peanut butter, tinned meats and crackers. The Pantry also accepts donations of hygiene items for our community members in need.
Cullman’s Free Little Pantry is a registered 501(c)(3), and is not affiliated with any particular religious institution or business. It is located on Fourth Street Southeast, next to the Mary Carter Store. Monetary donations made to Cullman’s Free Little Pantry are tax deductible, and can be mailed to 400 Eighth Ave. SE, Cullman, AL 35055.
For more information, visit www.facebook.com/cullmanslittlepantry.
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