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How free stores fight waste, connect communities and foster resilience

JoAnna Haugen: As of May 2022, 58 percent of Americans (approximately 150 million adults) are living paycheck to paycheck. Inflation recently hit a 40-year high, with prices for food, rent, energy, and basic consumer goods increasing by the day … Free stores are exactly what they sound like: Physical places where people can donate items they no longer want and others can shop among these items and take what they want or need without paying cash for them. … Operating models vary as widely as the items they carry and the clientele they serve…. (Ed Note: Another idea that worked well in the sixties!)… [ Visit Website ]