Girl Scouts Gift ” Little Free Pantry” to Owasso Community Resources


Girl Scouts Donate Little Free Pantry to Owasso Community Resources

Girl Scouts Donate Little Free Pantry to Owasso Community Resources

Little Free Pantry opens at OCR.

09/22/2017 from Owasso Community Resources:

Owasso’s First Little Free Pantry opened Wednesday outside of Owasso Community Resources.

The pantry serves as a place where people get items in an emergency and give back as well.

“Take what you need and give what you can,” is the motto of the new pantry.

It is the culmination of nearly a year’s effort by two Owasso Girl Scouts – Emma England and Jaiden Thompson, who took an idea and ran with it. They are members of Girl Scout Troop 1438 led by Shelia Stringer.
It is their Girl Scout Silver Award Project.

The young women designed the unit, worked enlisting donations for materials and construction. They also held a food drive with the help of Reasor’s, collecting over 1,000 items to be stored so the Little Free Pantry can be kept stocked by OCR staff.

England and Thompson also worked with city officials to find a place near OCR and get the necessary permissions to have it installed just outside OCR’s north entrance.

The pantry will be available when OCR is closed for those who need an item. It operates on an honor system.

This is the first Little Free Pantry in Owasso. England and Thompson hope the idea catches on and other groups will be willing to build and place them in their neighborhood.

There are several located in Tulsa and McAlester. The idea began in Fayettville, Ark. with a group wanting to help provide essentials for those who might need food or other items.

The Little Free Pantry can receive dry goods, canned food, paper toiletries, even school supplies. No perishable items are permitted. Anyone may donate items to the pantry.

The two students hope to present the results of the project before the Owasso City Council sometime in October.

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