BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) – The Boston Public Library is collecting spices to help spread the wealth during the holiday season.
The library announced Wednesday the launch of the BPL Spice Bank Collective in collaboration with the Greater Boston Food Bank (GBFB). Through the drive, people are encouraged to donate their unopened spices and dried herbs to their local participating branch.
With the help of the GBFB, each branch will donate the spices to a local food pantries. Nutritional Literacy Coordinator at the Roxbury branch of the BPL, Stephanie Chace, said the purpose of the drive is to empower others.
“It’s an idea that I’ve had for a long time,” she said. “We’re using the food bank to have a trace of selecting some spices so [people] can prepare their own food."
The BPL hopes collecting the spices “will offer a way to maintain a sense of cultural identity and family traditions, encourage creative and nutritious cooking, and promote the abundant cultural make up that is found in Massachusetts.”
Donations for the spice bank will be accepted through 2022. A list of all locations can be found on the BPL’s website.
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