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Have you seen this Free Community Pantry in Downtown Champaign?

There’s a community pantry near the corner of East Washington Street and Neil. 

A white box on wheels serves as a community pantry in Downtown Champaign. On the side, it is painted: Photo by Alyssa Buckley.

A white wooden community pantry reads: Take what you need. Leave what you can. There are colorful paintings with clouds, flowers, and grass. Photo by Alyssa Buckley.

Photo by Alyssa Buckley.

If you are in need, this is just one of the Free Little Pantries in C-U available to you. 

If you are able, the next time you’re in Downtown Champaign for curbside pickup, going to dinner out, or at the Champaign Farmers’ Market, consider bringing a few items to donate to this community pantry. It’s right across the street from the North end of Neil and Washington parking lot. 

A white wooden community pantry has open cupboard doors showing a small collection of canned goods, boxed food, and cereal. On the bottom shelf, there are apples. Photo by Alyssa Buckley.Photo by Alyssa Buckley.


Top image by Alyssa Buckley.

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