KANSAS CITY, Mo. (KSHB) — A bus stop in Kansas City was turned into a pop-up food pantry.
Nathan Howard, food plus manager at Harvesters Community Food Network, said the pop-up food pantry is geared to provide bus riders an increased opportunity to access food.
“Getting to either a traditional food pantry or one of our mobile food distributions sometimes requires a car,” Howard said. “Putting this conveniently on a bus line really addresses that transportation barrier.”
Breaking down that barrier was important for Sterling Oleson, who rides the bus.
“I was riding the bus and I saw something,” Oleson said. “I saw Harvesters set up and I was like, ‘Whoa, I gotta get to this.’”
The food pantry features items that are easier to travel with, such as canned foods and cold drinks.
“We like to provide a bit of variety and also things that are easy to carry on and off the bus,” Howard said.
This story was originally reported by Lindsay Shively on kshb.com.