Baby Pantry

Representatives from the Anne Arundel County Public Library opened the system’s first ever community pantry to benefit residents and the organizations who serve vulnerable families. Photo Credit: Metro Creative Graphics

Representatives from the Anne Arundel County Public Library opened the system’s first ever community pantry to benefit residents and the organizations who serve vulnerable families. The pantry, which will be open on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to noon, will offer diapers, wipes and menstrual products.

One in three families struggle with diaper needs with the average family spending $80 a month per baby on diapers, which cannot be obtained with food stamps. Many pop-up pantries, set up during the pandemic, struggle to receive enough diapers to address the need.

The Container Store, which opened a new location at Westfield Annapolis in May, set up and organized the space as part of their community service program.

Discoveries: The Library at the Mall is located at 2550 Annapolis Mall Road, near the Crate and Barrel store.