Hunger in the Mahoning Valley is a real problem, in fact, a new study says one in four children and one in six adults in our area have a food hardship. 

A Lisbon woman is trying to help her fellow neighbors in need with the installation of what she calls a Pay-it-Forward Pantry.

"I think it's very important," said KodieAlyse Ferro. "I've been working with my family for about eight years and we've been helping the homeless and people less fortunate and I just felt there was more that I could do."

Armed with their shovels and post hole digger, Cub Scouts Pack 62 is also helping fight hunger in Lisbon.

"I really feel like our boys need to learn to give and this is a way we teach them to do that," said Julie Smith, a cub scout mother. 

Tuesday night, Ferro and pack 62 worked for a couple of hours installing the pantry on the square in Lisbon. 

"Our boys love building stuff and they really enjoy giving to the community, they are very touched when they know that they are giving and helping other people," said Smith.

The pantry which could also be described as a food kiosk will be stocked with canned goods, non-perishable food items, and hygiene products. 

Ferro says it's a need a lot of people don't understand.

"We get calls all the time about people who are in between paychecks and in between food stamps and they don't get their child support until the beginning of the month and it's already the 28th of the previous month and they're in a jam and so they call us," said Ferro.

Lisbon Village Council approved the installation.

KodieAlyse is hoping it goes so well, they can add another one and possibly stock it with coats, gloves, and hats for the winter months.