Blessing Box at Butterfly House provides food for those in need

Richland Source, May 4, 2017

MANSFIELD — Those driving by the Butterfly House might have noticed a new fixture in front of the building.

Jess Allred, a retired newspaper publisher, was watching the news when a 10-second clip caught his attention and inspired him to build a blessing box, which was placed outside the Butterfly House at Mind Body Align (20 N. Mulberry St.) earlier this week.

The purpose of a blessing box is to provide food and other items for those in need. People who have enough are encouraged to stock the box with nonperishable food items and other household products. In turn, those who need those items are welcome to take freely.

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