The hungry people in Watertown, NY, have a front yard they can visit for food. Roman Espinoza has set up a tiny food pantry on his lawn; he calls it a "Blessing Box" and people can either donate items or take them if they need them. 

"There's not a lock on it—it's open 24 hours a day, seven days a week," the retired soldier, 46, tells CNN. Though the idea was his, he says the community fills up the box and he rarely has to add much to it himself. 

And it doesn't hold just food: People donate other essentials like toiletries. Espinoza says others in the community have even asked him for help putting up their own Blessing Boxes; he hopes to have "a few around town" soon.

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