Blessing Boxes help keep food on the tables of Placentia families – Orange County Register

Marilyn Anderson opened the doors of a wood cabinet by the park’s playground and arranged on the two shelves boxes of pasta and cans for soup and vegetables.

Shortly after, another woman reached in, taking some pasta.

The unlocked cabinet, dubbed a “Blessing Box,” works simply: If you have food, leave food; if you need food, take food.

The concept is similar to the Little Free Libraries that have popped up across Orange County.

Anderson, who organized the construction of the boxes in two Placentia parks, said her inspiration came from a news report about a Texas town that…

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