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The Argyle Young Men’s Service League has volunteered to assist the Little Free Pantry program in Denton.
The Argyle Young Men’s Service League has volunteered to assist the Little Free Pantry program in Denton.

Those in the City of Denton who aren’t easily able to meet their everyday food and personal needs will soon be getting assistance, thanks in part to an Argyle service organization.

The Argyle Young Men’s Service League, a nonprofit organization that encourages young men and their mothers to pursue philanthropic involvement in their community, has volunteered to build pantries for the Little Free Pantry program.

Similar to the Little Free Libraries you see around town, the Little Free Pantry provides 24/7 access to food and personal hygiene items.

The Little Free Pantry concept was born in May 2016 in Fayetteville, AR.

Most food pantries, require applicants to fill out an application or bring a photo ID. They also have set hours of operation restricting individuals looking for food support. The Little Free Pantry provides easy
access to food, without having to fill out any information.

Approximately 115,480 individuals living in Denton County suffer with food insecurity, according to the Feeding America: Map the Meal Gap. Out of that number, 41,140 are children.

The Little Free Pantry project is in need of sponsors who would like to put a pantry on their property and be responsible for ensuring the pantry is stocked throughout the year.

To learn more about the project and sign up, click here or email info@servedenton.org.

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