Posted by Phillip Bosen & Ken Crites
We are VERY PROUD to announce that our first Little Free Pantry is live and well thanks to the hard work of Phillip Bosen, Andy Duback, Julie Kelly and other Rotarians!!!
 
Construction of the pantry began a year ago in Andy's backyard.  Phil and Andy's hard work, plus Julie's leadership, led to multiple Rotary "pantry building" parties and a partnership with the United Church of Hinesburg, who now houses the pantry.  THANK YOU, United Church of Hinesburg, for aiding the community, partnering with our club, housing the pantry and stocking the pantry with food.  You are awesome!  The Church has committed to working with the community to make sure the pantry is stocked with non-perishable food items for those in need.  This is the first Little Free Pantry in Vermont, though hundreds of Little Free Pantries are stocked throughout the USA:  click here to see a map of Pantries in the US.  All pantries work on a simple premise:  Take What You Need; Leave What You Can.  If you are in Hinesburg, please donate some food.  If you'd like a Little Free Pantry in your Vermont community, please email Phillip Bosen at phillipbosen@yahoo.com .
 
Here is a pamphlet that the United Church of Hinesburg will distribute around the Hinesburg community:
 
Andy's daughter Fiona adds the final nail adding the sign Phil had created:
 
 
Here's a side view of the pantry, which shows the fancy tile work from one Rotary party:
 
Here is a sign the Church put on Main Street in Hinesburg:
 
And here are some fun photos from one of our "Work On The Pantry" parties at Andy's house:
 
 
 
Here are some pictures of Phil and Andy from the earlier phases of pantry construction.