THIS NEEDS TO HAPPEN IN GRAND LEDGE... AND EVERYWHERE... BUT IT'S "AGAINST THE LAW"
Local Family Wants to Install Outdoor Cupboard, Offer Free Non-Perishables
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Neighbors love the idea. There's a lot of support in the community. But Grand Ledge officials say installing an outdoor cupboard and filling it with non-perishables and other items for the purpose of letting community members in need take the free food is against the law.
The Lansing State Journal says Kim Klatt, 61, a nurse at Sparrow, and her husband, Rick, would keep the "little pantry" stocked year round, and that they are willing to work to change local laws in order to make it happen.
Grand Ledge Zoning Administrator Susan Stachowiak says the couple faces a $150 fine if they make the free food available to neighbors.
Little pantries are popular in Arkansas, where the Klatt's daughter lives. She is the one that suggested the idea.