Hunger Heroes: Jessica McClard


Random acts of kindness are happening every day

For some people, like Jessica McClard, kind gestures are a daily thing. She inspires her community through her ‘leave what you can, take what you need’ food pantry.

McClard founded the Little Free Pantry (LFP) in May 2016, with the concept - leave what you can, take what you need. Since, she and the organization’s dedicated supporters have launched new pantries across the United States and internationally, offering canned vegetables and proteins, and other shelf stable products at no cost to recipients.

Tyson Foods presented Jessica McClard, founder and operator of the Little Free Pantry in Fayetteville, Arkansas, with $40,000 to implement a web-based mapping solution to make it more convenient for those in need to find a pantry close to them and create awareness of locations for those volunteering to stock the pantry. Tyson also pledged $10,000 of shelf-stable product to help stock pantries in northwest Arkansas.

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Kenzie Hinson

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Courtney White

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