Outdoor library converted into mini-food bank in response to coronavirus fears

A resident said the miniature food bank could help to ‘lift spirits’ during the coronavirus outbreak.

Outdoor library converted into food bank
Outdoor library converted into food bank

An outdoor library was converted into a miniature food bank by residents in Huntsville, Alabama, in an attempt to help the community during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Reddit user Zachary Pruitt posted a photo of the bank, which was filled with essentials like toilet paper and tinned food, calling the act of kindness “great to see”.

Mr Pruitt told the PA news agency: “It popped up over the weekend. It typically holds books for kids in the neighbourhood to read, but was converted into a food and supply bank by some of my neighbours.”

Mr Pruitt told PA: “It was great to see, given the ongoing uncertainty and the general level of fear going around.

“It is still nearly impossible to get a Covid-19 test here, so having something optimistic to lift spirits is nice.

“I’m glad this little act of community could be an encouragement to others at a time like this.”

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