Rogers, AR:Rogers community member and Crye-Leike Managing Broker Chuck Gay recently discovered that many neighbors and local businesses have fallen on hard times due to the current economic climate. His first instinct was to figure out what he could do to help.

Using the Nextdoor Neighbor app, Gay reached out to over 1,600 community members to ask what was need most in their community. After receiving an overwhelming response from neighbors, Gay found that an easy-access food pantry was in high demand.

Only two weeks later, with the support from a local handyman, a local woodworker and monetary donations from the community, a food pantry was built. According to Gay, since the pantry opened last Saturday, there has been a constant flow of people dropping off food donations, as well as those that need food. It is a "take what you need, leave what you can" pantry.



"We saw several businesses had to close their doors and spoke with several neighbors that were having difficulty making ends meet," said Gay. "We have a ton of support from the community and plan to keep this pantry open year-round."

The new food pantry is set up in the driveway of the Crye-Leike Rogers - Beavers Lake branch office, located at 14566 Hwy 12 East, and those who visit are asked to use the provided wipes on all products and the hand sanitizer.

For more information regarding the food pantry, please contact the Crye-Leike Rogers - Beavers Lake branch office at (479) 925-1313, or email Chuck Gay at chuck.gay@crye-leike.com.

 

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