Jose German-Gomez holds open a little free food pantry while Third Ward Councilwoman Lori Price Abrams adds her contribution. (COURTESY NORTHEAST EARTH COALITION

The Northeast Earth Coalition’s Free Little Pantry Project — a grassroots, crowdsourced movement to combat local food needs for neighborhoods and communities — along with Celadon Books and The Jane Goodall Institute, is participating in Sharing the Hope on Saturday, Oct. 16.

Some of the copies of Jane Goodall’s latest book, “The Book of Hope,” will be placed in the pantry locations around town. The event is to encourage people to donate food for the pantries.

The organization asks people to place donations in its little free pantries, then take a photo or make a video for social media, tagging the location where the pantry is located. It asks donors to use the hashtags #NEECFreeLittlePantry, #TheBookofHope and #MontclairLove&Care, and tag the username @JaneGoodalliNST. In the caption, participants can explain why they are sharing food and share Goodall’s message of hope with neighbors in need, and encourage other to do the same.

For donations and additional information, contact NEEC at

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