New Free Little Pantry supply drive

By Paige Nash

Ethan Jeffus with the Little Free Pantry Louisiana recently partnered with Webster Parish Tax Assessor Denise Edwards this past month for a supply drive. Community members had the opportunity to stock the three Little Free Pantries in Webster Parish by dropping off nonperishable foods and essential items.  

“Partnering with the Webster Parish Assessor’s office to conduct this supply drive is a perfect example of how members of the community have come together to ensure food and other essentials are available for those in need,” said Jeffus.  

He expressed his gratitude to Edwards and her office as well as the community for contributing items to the supply drive.  

“I am also thankful for the community members who continue to support the Little Free Pantries by donating items directly to the pantries that are then received by those in need,” said Jeffus. 

With September being Hunger Action Month, this was one way to fight hunger insecurity in the parish. Plans to conduct future supply drives are expected.  

“I loved partnering with Ethan for the benefit of the Little Free Pantries in Webster Parish,” said Edwards. “They are a great benefit to our citizens, and we had a terrific response to our supply drive. I plan to do it again in the future. Thank you to everyone that gave a donation.” 

The Little Free Pantries are located at the Sibley Town Hall, Springhill Chamber of Commerce, and the most recent addition, at the Webster Parish Council on Aging. They are open 24/7/365.