Heritage Mini Libraries Re-Purposed as Free Pantries

‘Take what you need; Leave what you can’ is the philosophy of these mini trading posts, stocked with food items and supplies to help people with no barriers.

There are currently at least 5 mini libraries/trading posts in our neighbourhood (let us know if you’re aware of more!). While they are generally stocked with books, all have been re-purposed for the distribution of food items and other supplies that people might need to help them through the pandemic.

Through the summer months, we are including items like caps or brimmed hats in the pantry offerings. HCA is currently stocking all of these pantries weekly, but we need our community’s help to keep them full and functioning. We encourage all residents to keep an eye on them, help keep them stocked if you can, and report any damaged or empty pantries to HCA.

Pantry Addresses
2035 Montreal St.
2300 Halifax St.
1827 Ottawa St. (back alley)
Art Park (corner of Halifax St. & 11th Ave.)
1654 11th Ave. (located in the Heritage Community Gardens)

If you have extra groceries you can share with your community, or if you are in need, please feel free to use the map below to find the mini pantry closest to you!

(If you would like to arrange delivery of donations for the pantry, please contact us at programs@heritagecommunityassociation.com )

Thank you to our sponsors