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Alden woman hopes more people know about her free pantry

Posted at 4:29 PM, Aug 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-27 17:49:12-04

ALDEN, N.Y. (WKBW) — Three weeks ago, Susan Potter of Alden up a Little Free Pantry outside her home at the corner of north Millgrove and Buckwheat Road for anyone in need.

But Potter said she's sad because not a lot of people know about the pantry.

"I haven't ever seen anyone there, but I've seen a few things disappear. Interestingly like a block of Velveeta cheese and laundry soap. But none of the food," said Potter. "There must be many, many people and families out of work or underemployed at least, children that are hungry."

The pantry contains non-perishable food items, washing detergent, soap, and masks. You can also leave her a note and let her know what your needs are.

"I'll put anything anybody wants in that pantry. I'm very blessed and I have time to spare, and I just figured if there's a way that I can give back to the community and let people know that they're supported, that would be good," she said.

Potter just wants to help during a time of great uncertainty.

"Come to the corner of north Millgrove and Buckwheat, leave me a note, let me know what you want, and it will appear," she said.