Little Free Pantries Spread Goodies From Sidewalks, Let Neighbors Pay it Forward

first_imgRELATED: High School Kids Start Food Pantry to Keep Classmates From HungerThe Little Free Pantry project has been giving communities the chance to provide for local people living in poverty, by erecting small cabinets and filling them with food and school supplies, free for the taking.Even if your neighborhood is not suffering from impoverishment, the pantries can still be used as a method of sharing your surplus with those around you.Since its first unit was erected by Little Free Pantry founder Jessica McClard in 2016 in Fayetteville, Arkansas, dozens more have been constructed around America by people eager to spread the compassion.MORE: Judges Are Refusing to Jail People Who Can’t Pay Fines, Choosing Community Service InsteadIt’s such a great idea that it has spawned a spin-off organization known as the Blessing Box—run by a Christian church group and filling their own set of pantries in Ohio.“How I’d love to have it function is that it would not necessarily be a place for people who are really in need, but just for anyone,” Jessica told Shareable. “On the last day of school, I put some bubbles and jump ropes, and sidewalk chalk, and balloons in the pantry. I had to encourage the parents to send their kids there because they didn’t think it was for them.”MORE: Crochet Community Piles On the Yarn for Princess Wigs for Kids With CancerAnd while regular food kitchens have set hours of operation and requirements, the LFP’s accessibility makes it an easy 24/7 fix for anyone nearby.“I feel that the Pantry could potentially be for everyone. I took something out of it and took it home because I wanted to know what that felt like. It felt really good. It felt like community.”CHECK OUT: Woman Donates Entire Toy Store to Kids in Homeless SheltersIf you want to build your own LFP, you can Google “Little Free Library plans” to find different specifications, measurements, blueprints, and tips. Once you have your pantry at the ready, you can organize a group of friends, family, or church-goers to keep it stocked during the week.Check out the Little Food Pantry’s Facebook page and website to hear about new boxes being erected by generous folks around the world.Join In The Generosity, Click To Share With Your Friends on Social Media…AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMore AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreIf you’re already a fan of the Little Free Libraries that provide free books to anyone passing by, then get ready for the Little Free Pantry – a project that is erecting tiny boxes stocked with goodies that leave no small impact on neighbors who don’t have enough to eat.last_img read more

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Law enforcement and first responders exempt from new cellphone law

first_imgLAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) – For the average driver, the new state law concerning cellphones requires that  drivers are to put down  phones.  House Bill No. 164 bans drivers from using cellphones and other hand-held devices while driving in Tennessee.  However, the bill includes some exemptions.  Law enforcement and First Responders have exemptions.Section (D) of the bill does not apply to the following persons:  (1) Officers of this state or of any county, city, or town charged with the enforcement of the laws of this state, or federal law enforcement officers when in the actual discharge of their official duties;(2) Campus police officers and public safety officers, as defined by $ a9- 7-118, when in the actual discharge of their official duties;(3) Emergency medical technicians, emergency medical technicians, paramedics, and firefighters, both volunteer and career, when in the actual discharge of their official duties;(4) Emergency management agency officers of this state or of any county, city, or town, when in the actual discharge of their official duties;(5) Persons using a wireless telecommunications device to communicate with law enforcement agencies, medical providers, fire departments, or other emergency service agencies while driving a motor vehicle, if the use is necessitated by a bona fide emergency, including a natural or human occurrence that threatens human health, life, or property;(6) Employees or contractors of utility services providers acting within the scope of their employment;(7) Persons who are lawfully stopped or parked in their motor vehicles or who lawfully leave standing their motor vehicles.Read the entire bill HERE.  (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 08/07/2019-6AM)Share this:FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

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Rob Gronkowski gets emotional while announcing partnership with CBD company

first_imgGronkowski said that since his retirement in March, he is “very satisfied with where I am in life now.”Since his retirement, Patriots fans have continued to speculate when, not whether, the former tight end will return to the team. While Gronkowski doesn’t have plans to return in the “forseeable” future, he also didn’t exactly close the door.”Physically, I could play right now,” Gronkowski said, but added he is not quite mentally there yet. MORE: Andrew Luck’s retirement made sense. The Colts’ confusion around his injuries didn’t”I want to be clear to my fans. I needed to recover. I was not in a good place. Football was bringing me down, and I didn’t like it. I was losing that joy in life,” Gronkowski said.”I got done with the game and I could barely walk,” he continued. “I slept five minutes that night. I couldn’t even think. I was in tears in my bed after a Super Bowl victory. It didn’t make that much sense to me. And then, for four weeks, I couldn’t even sleep for more than 20 minutes a night. I was like, ‘Damn, this sucks.’ It didn’t feel good.”Do you see tears? @RobGronkowski gets emotional discussing his decision to retire so he could physically recover. He’s not ruling out a future return to the @nfl, but also not making it seem likely. https://t.co/uYEfOwuTXe pic.twitter.com/nuRGca2a54— WCVB-TV Boston (@WCVB) August 27, 2019Gronkowski’s comments come just days after fellow 29-year-old Andrew Luck shocked the world and retired from the NFL, citing similar struggles with the difficulties of overcoming repeated injuries.CBDMEDIC makes topical products for “safe, natural, and temporary relief,” according to the company’s website. Cannabis of any kind, including CBD, is banned in the NFL despite several forms of CBD becoming federally legalized. Former Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski became emotional Tuesday morning when detailing his reasons for retiring from the NFL at age 29.Gronkowski, who was speaking at an event in New York City to announce his new partnership with the CBD company, CBDMedic, fought back tears as he decribed the pain of a quad injury he sustained during his final season with the Patriots on their run to winning Super Bowl LIII.last_img read more

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