It's no surprise that the City of Good Neighbors is one of the regions that has the MOST free little food pantries in the United States.

You may have seen them around town. Either at churches, on the side of the road or in front of people's houses. It's amazing to see Western New Yorkers step up to the plate and recognize that the people around them, even though you don't know, are in need of help. The 'little food pantries'  across the Buffalo area typically collect food items that are in an outside location that is come-as-you-go and 'on your honor system' for those who are going through tough times and need some help.

There is a national organization that is called the 'Mini Pantry Movement' that you can see all the locations in your area. The mission statement of the group on their website says: "The mini pantry movement is a grassroots, crowdsourced solution to immediate and local need. Whether a need for food or a need to give, mini pantries help feed neighbors, nourishing neighborhoods."

Where is the closest one to your house? If you are well-off and are thinking about helping our friends and family as we approach Thanksgiving, here are some of the places to consider donating:

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Marilla Blessing Box 

The box is located at 1810 Two Rod Road. At the side door of Community Center. Just south of Two Rod and Bullis intersection.

The Little Free Pantry of Batavia 

124 State St. Batavia, NY 14020

Lumber City Church Little Free Pantry

99-119 Thompson St, North Tonawanda, NY 14120

Depew's Free Little Food Pantry 

568 Rowley Rd Depew, NY 14043

Sloan's Little Free Food Pantry

34 Francis Avenue Sloan, NY 14212

Green Swan Little Free Pantry

11672 Buckwheat Rd Alden, NY 14004

Parkside Lutheran Blessing Box

2 Wallace Ave #1599, Buffalo, NY 14214

Buffalo Blessing Boxes

235 Delaware Ave, Buffalo

933 Elmwood Ave, Buffalo

Asbury UMC Blessing Box

3750 Millersport Hwy, Getzville, NY 14068

Kenton's Little Free Library & Little Free Pantry

152 Irving Terrace, Buffalo, NY 14223