Seattle Couple Opens Free Pantry For Community


Locally, A Shoreline couple, eager to give back to their community, established a "little free pantry" for anyone in need. It was started back in march, by John and Jackie Wyatt who explains they were homeless nearly 17 months and when they got their current house, the community came together to help them out and this pantry is their way to give back and help other people.

Their garage is filled with food, clothes, shoes, toys, baby items, Christmas decorations, lamps, pet food, books, toys and just about whatever else people might need.

Hot food is available after 8 p.m. Friday to Tuesday, and fresh bread is there every Tuesday after 5 p.m. Pastries are given away each evening, Monday through Friday, after 8.

Their hours are officially 8 a.m. to 10 p.m., but Jackie says they are really open all day, every day. They have hung Christmas lights from the ceiling to light the garage at night. She estimates that about 10 families have come by every day since they opened the pantry in March.

Jackie tells EVERYONE “Don’t be afraid, don’t be ashamed to come in. Take what you will use. Leave what you can. Share with your neighbor!”

Anyone who may need a little help right now can reach them on Facebook – CLICK HERE

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