On Saturday morning, Makenzie Greenwood was leaning out the doorway of Hampstead’s Little Free Pantry just before 10 a.m., waiting excitedly.
“I see a motorcycle,” she exclaimed. But it was a false alarm.
Makenzie, the 10-year-old founder of the pantry, was preparing for a delivery from Unchained Charities Inc., the charitable arm of the Carroll-based Unchained Few Motorcycle Club.
About 2,000 pounds of food collected from the group’s annual concert was loaded up and accompanied by a motorcycle escort to the pantry. Vice President Keith “Big Dawg” Davis said the group saw coverage of the pantry and Makenzie in the news, and contacted her and her family to see if they could help out.
“We ride for children in need,” he said. “Not that [Makenzie] is a child in need, but she needs help building her pantry.”
It took a pickup truck and an SUV to transport all of the nonperishables to Hampstead on Saturday morning, and club members and the Greenwood family formed a brigade to unload them into the pantry.
On Tuesday, May 1, the pantry will be getting another special delivery when Harvie Combass and the Westminster Rescue Mission will bring a refrigerated box truck stocked with produce, meat and other items that the pantry otherwise doesn’t have the capacity to store.