Unique food pantries are popping up around Cincinnati.
People's Pantry Cincy has transformed old newspaper boxes into 9 mini food pantries. A tenth one is coming in two weeks.
The organization was founded by a local registered dietitian.
The pantries are strategically placed in low-income neighborhoods identified as "food deserts."
Donations are paying to stock the pantries.
Neighbors are invited to leave non-perishable food items and toiletries.
Anyone in need is welcome to stop by and take what they need, said the founder of People's Pantry Cincy, Lisa Andrews.
She said she hopes the program encourages communities to nourish their neighborhoods through the voluntary donations.
Each pantry has a "champion" designed to monitor it and encourage community donations.
"As a dietitian, I've always believed that no one should go hungry," Andrews said.
"We have an abundance of food, yet so many people are suffering from food insecurity, especially in Cincinnati."
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