Aplington Adopts Little Free Pantry
Since the very beginning of our community giving efforts, we've witnessed first-hand how the littlest of gestures can provide big support to a family or child in need.
This is why the Iowa Select Farms employees living in and working near Aplington, Iowa unveiled the Deb and Jeff Hansen Foundation’s Little Free Pantry.
Located in front of Aplington / Parkersburg Middle School, the pantry provides 24/7 access for families and children facing short-term, emergency situations.
hese pantries are designed to supplement existing hunger relief efforts by offering emergency resources like snacks, food, diapers and children's care products.
An Iowa Select Farms employee family will care for and stock the pantry, and many local leaders have also stepped forward to help keep watch on this special structure.
The pantry was painted by Ray “Bubba” Sorensen, The Freedom Rock artist. Bubba was commissioned by the Deb and Jeff Hansen Foundation to hand paint the three sides with child-inspired images of farm animals, rural landscapes and community landmarks—all unique to Aplington and all in celebration of the connection between farming and strong communities.