Neighbors Helping Neighbors At Tiny Food Pantries All Over Town

Jun 27, 2017

Brightly painted, repurposed newspaper boxes are popping up all over Cincinnati. Inside you won't find papers but non-perishable items for anyone in need. Lisa Andrews started her first tiny food bank called the "People's Pantry Cincy" in Pleasant Ridge. With a grant from People's Liberty, Andrews is branching out to 10 local neighborhoods, including Walnut Hills. The recent closing of Kroger has created a food desert in that community.

Artists to turn newspaper boxes into little food pantries.
Credit Lisa Andrews

Here to discuss the neighborhood pantries and innovative food solutions are People's Pantry Cincy founder Lisa Andrews; Church of the Advent Reverend Stacy Salles and Walnut Hills Redevelopment Foundation Healthy Outreach Coordinator Gary Dangle.