Oracle Community Little Free Pantry

Linda Shannon-Hills

This is such a feel-good story that I wanted to share it with all of you. Have you heard of a Little Free Pantry? The Oracle Fire District and several volunteers are excited to open the first one in Pinal County. Located at the Oracle, AZ Community Center, organizers hope that those in need will be able to find food, toiletries, and pet supplies that they are unable to purchase for themselves during these difficult times. The pantry is entirely free and stocked by members of the community.

At the bottom of the driveway to the Oracle Community Center is this Little Free Pantry. This amazing project was 100% implemented by volunteers from Oracle and is maintained and stocked the same way. The motto is “Take what you need. Leave what you can”. When going to Oracle, please become part of this volunteer group who helps stock, clean, and maintain the pantry. Our biggest hope is that others will be inspired to create a Little Free Pantry in their neighborhood.

Be kind to your neighbors, we all need a little help. If you’d like to learn more about creating a pantry, visit their website at