Curare Cares: Little Free Pantry

Hard at work fighting hunger in the Bloomington community.

“Curare employees were kind enough to lend their valuable time to a worthy community project,” – Dustin Beeler


The Little Free Pantry of Bloomington is a local chapter of a national initiative. It was created to address food scarcity in a “no questions asked” manner. On Friday, October 25th, Curare volunteers set out on a mission to assemble and install two new community pantries. With help from Dustin Beeler, Kevin Boas, Ian Sons, and Corbin Baird (pictured), these outdoor cabinet units were assembled.

This Little Free Pantry is ready to be stocked!

Bloomingtonians can now stock the pantry with whatever items they want to provide to the community. Whether these supplies are used to supplement emergency food access, personal needs, or even after-school snacks for children when they get off the bus, Little Free Pantry nurtures the spirit of giving for giving’s sake.

Little Free Pantry adapts the ‘give-a-book, grab-a-book’ model to foodstuff, household toiletries, and even warm gloves and blankets. It functions on a “take what you need, bring what you can” basis. This project was created to address gaps in food accessibility in Bloomington. The ultimate goal is to help minimize the effect of food deserts in our community.

Here at Curare Physician Recruiting, we believe in the spirit of giving back. Assembling the Little Free Pantry cabinets was a valuable way to spend our time making a difference in our community. We are grateful for the opportunity to lend a helping hand in every way that we can. There are certainly more Little Free Pantry projects, and plenty of Curare volunteer hours, to come.