BL’s Little Free Pantry and Library
Spreading kindness like glitter.
Maichina Veri, October 07, 2022 // Brantford, OntarioBL with back-to-school donations in front of her pantry. Submitted photo.
BL is a 14-year-old Brantford resident who enjoys art, painting, jewelry making and karate. However, her most important interest is spreading kindness like glitter. From a young age, BL wanted to use her talents to help others and then, about two years ago, she began BL’s Little Free Pantry and Library. The original location opened in February 2021 at 319 Sheridan St. Since then, two other locations have popped up at 347 Fairview Dr. and 17 Frank St.
Fresh produce stocked in BL's little free pantry. Submitted photo.
BL recognizes the pantry is a community effort and has a “beautiful team of amazing people” who help her maintain the pantry and keep it stocked by rescuing food, accepting donations and fundraising. She also works with other agencies and neighbourhood associations to aid in her goal of helping people before they are in crisis.
“You matter. Stay kind. Be awesome. Spread kindness like glitter. Let your light shine.” These are BL’s messages to the community. To help BL in her undertaking, she suggests sharing what you can, including kindness.
To connect with BL or support her mission CLICK HERE.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Maichina Veri is a writer based in Brantford, Ontario. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Creative Writing from Montreal’s Concordia University and has a background in Journalism – Print from Niagara College.