Local non-profit Louisville Grows unveiled a new Little Pantry food and hygiene product drop off/ pick up site at their Healthy House location in the Portland neighborhood. The Little Pantry is a way to promote the growth of the Portland area and for the community to help itself become more sustainable. The pantry makes it easy for donors to drop off much needed food and toiletry items and for those in need to have effortless access to essential products and meals. The Portland neighborhood is known as an area that struggles with food insecurity, it has statistically fewer healthy food options than other parts of Louisville. Healthy House Coordinator Cody Moran hopes that the Little Pantry will be a step in reversing those statistics, and describes the broader mission of Louisville Grows “Little Free Pantries are a way for neighbors to help neighbors by giving and receiving food anonymously. Canned goods, hygiene items, diapers, coffee, tea… the broader mission of Louisville Grows is to connect people to green spaces and community gardens and to tackle food insecurity [in Louisville].”
The pantry was stocked by generous donations from individuals and groups around the Portland area, but because it open 24/7 for those in need more donations are always appreciated. The Healthy House maintains the pantry so if it is ever too full make sure to drop your donations off inside, and take a look around. The Louisville Grows Healthy House is located at 1641 Portland Ave.