Little food pantry aims to help those in need

A new little food pantry is installed across from the Trails Regional Library, 432 N. Holden St.

WARRENSBURG — Where a little lending library aims to nourish the mind, a new little food pantry is intended to be used by community members to leave what they can and take what they need.

The new little food pantry is across the street from the Trails Regional Library Warrensburg Branch, 432 N. Holden St.

It is designed for non-perishable food items, such as crackers, baby formula, baby food, pull-tab canned goods, microwaveable popcorn bags, rice, granola bars, dried pasta, pasta sauce, boxed pasta mixes, cereal and peanut butter.

Malinda Wilkens, community outreach specialist with Missouri Valley Community Action Agency, said anyone with a need is encouraged to use the food pantry.

Wilkens said hygiene items are also being accepted, such as toothpaste, toothbrushes, feminine hygiene products, bar soap, liquid soap and body wash.

MVCAA was awarded a Community Service Block grant, funding the creation of the little food pantry. 

Wilkens said funds were used to set up 10 pantries in six of the counties MVCAA serves.

Rise Community Services painted the pantry.

Staff Writer Sara Lawson can be reached by emailing sara.lawson@dsjnow.com or by calling (660) 747-8123.

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