A woman in Canton has started a grocery store of sorts from her front yard.


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CANTON In response to the coronavirus outbreak, one local woman has transformed her front yard into a site where people can get help if they need it.


Beth Philley has set up The Free Little Grocery Store, a tented table offering canned goods and non-perishables at no cost in front of her home at 1114 Whipple Ave. SW, just south of the Canton Centre Mall.


Philley said she saw similar projects on Facebook before the outbreak occurred, and thought it might be a good idea.


“I thought, ‘I can’t do a lot, but this I can do,’” she said.


Philley, who got permission from the city to operate the giveaway, said about 30 to 40 people stop by the Little Grocery Store every day to pick up goods, and about three to four people drop off in-kind and monetary donations on a daily basis.


“It’s never run dry,” she said with a smile.


For more information or to make a monetary donation through PayPal, contact Philley by email at: bphilley@neo.rr.com


Here are other local food giveaway sites:


https://www.facebook.com/groups/starkcarescommunitynetwork/


https://www.facebook.com/groups/920000771736626/