ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WJZ) — The Anne Arundel County Public Library strategy opened what officials said was the archetypal of its benignant assemblage pantry Saturday astatine its Discoveries: The Library astatine the Mall determination successful Westfield Annapolis.
Measuring astir 200 quadrate feet, the abstraction volition connection diapers, wipes, idiosyncratic hygiene and menstrual products and is designed to payment some residents and the organizations who service susceptible families, according to a room strategy statement.
“We are excited to unfastened this unsocial and much-needed work astatine Discoveries: The Library astatine the Mall,” Skip Auld, main enforcement serviceman of the system, said successful the statement. “The assemblage pantry is different mode that the Anne Arundel County Public Library is helping to physique stronger communities — from the bottommost up.”
Nationwide, 1 successful 3 families struggles with diaper needs with the mean household spending $80 a period per babe connected diapers which cannot beryllium obtained with nutrient stamps, according to the statement. Many pop-up pantries, acceptable up during the pandemic, conflict to person capable diapers to code the need.
The Container Store, which opened a caller determination astatine Westfield Annapolis successful May, acceptable up and organized the abstraction arsenic portion of their assemblage work program, according to the statement. Donations came from room customers and different assemblage organizations.
Residents funny successful donating to the pantry tin driblet disconnected items astatine the library, located adjacent Crate and Barrel from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday to Thursday and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday. An Amazon wishlist is besides available.
The assemblage pantry successful Discoveries: The Library astatine the Mall. Credit: Anne Arundel County Public Library