Seen in my Chicago neighborhood.
Sign says "To help our neighbors affected by the COVID-19 crisis, this Little Free Library is converted to a Little Free Pantry. Take what you need and if you can, please donate what you can spare!" pic.twitter.com/HtrUHNv9BG
— Ashley Hamer (@smashleyhamer) March 18, 2020
Stewards of the Little Free Libraries (previously) across the world are replacing free books with paper, canned and non-perishable goods, turning these small spaces into little free pantries.
To all our neighbors affecting (sic) by the COVID-19 virus, this Little Free Library has been converted into a Little Free Food Pantry. Take what you need and if you can, please donate what you can spare.
Cornwall, Ontario City Councillor Carilyne Hebert even kept a few books in with the groceries.
Thank you @Carilyne for stocking our Little Free Library with food. We will keep refilling as needed! #COVID19 #community pic.twitter.com/KCzgHyB9aZ
— Kelly Bergeron (@kellykbergeron) March 18, 2020
In another instance, when the doors came off another Little Free Library, someone took it upon themselves to fill the library shelves with knitting needles, yarn, and good wishes to keep safe.
By chance, when COVID-19 was really gearing up in my area, a freak wind storm blew the door off my library. I had to close. A week later I walked by to find it full of wool and knitting needles with signs saying ‘Take me and social distance like a champ.
via Mental Floss