When the pandemic began, Kim Foster knew food scarcity was going to become an issue. The James Beard award-winning author decided to help in the way she was most familiar: helping to feed the community.
“I ran a food pantry and fridge on the curb in front of our house in Las Vegas,” Foster, who is writing a book about her experience, told TODAY Food.
She said the idea started as a way to circulate resources and share items people purchased and did not use.
“So, you might have a lot of rice, but need pasta or toilet paper,” she said.
As the pantry grew, Foster learned the intricacies of food donation and the needs of people experiencing food insecurity in her community.
“In many ways, the little pantries expand the social contacts for people in the community,” she explained. “If you are feeding people, you know who