pantry box-edna white garden

Cathy Sorich paints a new pantry box installed at the Edna White Memorial Garden, part of an effort to help people in need during the COVID-19 crisis. The pantry box, which resembles a Little Free Library, was installed by Turpin Cares, the Beverly Area Arts Alliance, 19th Ward Mutual Aid and supporters of the garden located at 1812 W. Monterey Ave. Sorich, an arts alliance member, teamed up with arts alliance Co-founder Sal Campbell, as well as Kathy Figel, garden manager, to bring the box to the garden. The volunteers hope the location provides a measure of privacy for the beneficiaries using it. Non-perishable items can be donated, and Figel will provide fresh vegetables during the summer. For information about the charitable efforts of 19th Ward Mutual Aid, email aid19ward@gmail.com or visit its page on Facebook.