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Little Free Food Pantry opens in Schenectady

June 18, 2017 06:21 PM

SCHENECTADY -- A free food pantry is now open in Schenectady.

The Little Free Food Pantry will be open and accepting donations 24 hours a day, seven days a week. People can donate and take whatever they need. The idea was based on Little Free Libraries, where people donate and borrow books.

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Organizers say they were blown away by the turnout at Sunday’s opening.

“I don't know how many people just from the community came, but a couple did come up to us before it was even open and asked when it was opening,” said Nicole Gentile of the Mission Committee. “I know that the need is here, and that we don't have a food pantry here. I'm really excited to see how this works out.”

If you want to donate, the pantry is accepting at any time. They're asking for non-perishables and food that won't be affected by the warm weather.

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