Little Free Pantry Unveiled in Clarion

posted on Monday, November 8, 2021

Another Little Free Pantry unveiled, this time in Clarion at Firemen’s Park.

Thanks to the big hearts of our local leaders--Shannon, Paul, Cesar and Angel--this new pantry will be routinely stocked with food, snacks and personal care items for children and families who need a helping hand.

This is the tenth Little Free Pantry gifted to communities from the Deb and Jeff Hansen Foundation with others located in Webster City, Ellsworth, Aplington, Parkersburg, Rockwell City, Afton, Lenox and Riceville.

Little Free Pantry

The pantries are built by Phil Jass, a furniture maker and wood craftsman from Alden, Iowa and painted by Ray “Bubba” Sorensen, 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, celebrating the connection between farming and strong communities.

The Little Free Pantry will be stocked and cared for by our Community Captains, all who are employees and families of Iowa Select Farms. Items providing critical care and food needs for community children will be the highest priority and will include winter clothing, personal care items, non-perishable foods and other care products for infants, toddlers and children.

The Clarion Little Free Pantry is a unique addition to the current Haul Out Hunger, Power Snack, Henry’s Heroes and Operation Christmas Meal programs operated by the Deb and Jeff Hansen Foundation. All five programs are in place to relieve hunger in the communities of Iowa Select Farms.

Man smiles and fills little free pantry.