The Rotary Club of San Luis Obispo was proud to be the first club in our district to participate in the Little Free Pantries program.  Similar to Little Free Libraries, these Pantries are built and stocked by volunteers.  There is a tremendous need for easy access to food and personal care items, and the Pantries, being located in residential neighborhoods, are an important supplement to existing programs. Club member, Greg Gillett, approached the club with an urgent request for help shortly before Christmas, 2020.  He provided the plans and materials list, and members sprang into action, building 5 Pantries in time for the holidays.  Our members continue to keep them stocked, and have since built more Pantries which have been placed in a variety of locations throughout the county.  The club project received widespread recognition, and was featured, with credit to Central Coast Rotary clubs, on the front page of New Times in the February 11-18, 2021 issue.

Photo: Joel Sheets, President-Elect, Rotary Club of San Luis Obispo, stocking one of the Little Free Pantries