The Little Free Pantry seeing positive impact on community

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RAPID CITY, S.D. (KOTA TV) - The Little Free Pantry in Rapid City opened in November of last year and eight months later, they are seeing the effect it has on the community.

Owner of the home the Little Free Pantry sits in front of, Tom Reasor, says “It's been awesome! It’s probably helped hundreds and hundreds of people. The donations that come in are just enough to keep it going. I know that if I were hungry as some of these people are, I know that if I walked by something like this, it should and probably would put a smile on my face."

Reasor and his family started the Little Free Pantry here in Rapid City because they know what it's like to struggle for that next meal.

This is also a way for people in the community to help those who are less fortunate.

It has a similar concept like the free libraries but it's just with food.

There is only one known free pantry in Rapid City but Reasor would like to see more pop up around the area.

"Well right now I know that there are a couple people talking about putting them up but I haven't seen them yet but yeah I'd love to see one of these, if I had my way, on every city block but we know that's not possible. But at least six or eight more around town would be a huge, huge blessing to others and people don't even understand what that would do to the community," explains Reasor.

Reasor says his family could not do this on this on their own and are always thankful for the donations.

To find out more information on how to help donate or where to go to get food, just visit their Facebook page at