“Take What You Need – Give What You Can”
The “Bountiful Box” is a food pantry, operated independently, hosted by the Benson Community Garden. People from around the neighborhood donate non-perishable foods here to help individuals and families who are struggling.
- What is the purpose of the Bountiful Box?
The purpose of the box is to provide non-perishable food items for those in our community who are in need.
- How is the Bountiful Box stocked?
Anyone can contribute to items to the box and anyone can use the items. Community volunteers check frequently to maintain the box.
- What items go in the Bountiful Box?
Non-perishable, non-expired food items such as; canned fruit, vegetables, soup, peanut butter and tuna fish, etc. Boxed food such as; cereal, crackers, macaroni and cheese, etc. A few personal items such as toothpaste or diapers may also be left.
- Are there any rules for using the Bountiful Box?
Please check to see that the box is kept neat and tidy. Please do not leave any perishable food or put items on the ground as these will draw mice and insects. Please do not leave your items if the box is full but save your donation for another time.
- Where are Bountiful Boxes located?
A box can be located on private property where permission as been given. The box located at Benson Community Garden is outside the fence, by the street on Lafayette Avenue at 60th Street.