Parkerburg's Little Free Pantry Installed

posted on Monday, July 12, 2021

Unveiling…the Parkersburg Little Free Pantry! Located at the Parkersburg Elementary, the pantry provides 24/7 access for families and children facing short-term, emergency situations.

The Little Free Pantries—funded and operated by Iowa Select Farms and the Deb and Jeff Hansen Foundation—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 City of Parkersburg, Iowa and all in celebration of the connection between farming and strong communities.

We’re also proud to have included a tribute to Aplington-Parkersburg’s football coach Ed Thomas Family Foundation —a legendary football coach and a man of faith, family, and football.

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