Artists receive 'Lil Pantries' to decorate for the Tri-State - Cincinnati News, FOX19-WXIX TV

Artists receive 'Lil Pantries' to decorate for the Tri-State

The Lil Pantry in Pleasant Ridge. (Ken Brown FOX19 NOW) The Lil Pantry in Pleasant Ridge. (Ken Brown FOX19 NOW)
CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) -

"The Lil Pantries" are getting set to pop up all across Cincinnati. The metal cabinets are mini food pantries where residents can drop off food when they have extra or take some when they are in need.

Primed and ready, the boxes have one last makeover before they hit city streets. They're going to local artists to add some flare. 

"Lisa and Jason brought it this morning I was waiting like a kid on Christmas man, just sitting there waiting for it," artist Ervin Henderson said.

[10 new 'Lil Pantry' locations to open around the Tri-State]

Henderson is one of several local artists painting a pantry to place in an area where the cabinet could really help struggling families.

"The hunger issue is something that touches me," he said. I said, 'now that's a beautiful thing if you can get people all over the country to start helping one another and to feed one another,'"

It starts by going from a studio to the street, and from the pantry to the people.

"It's time that we all step up and, you know, do something for everybody else... You know, I feel that way anyway," Henderson said.

The locations of the 10 "Lil Pantry" posts haven't been released yet.

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