Hunger doesn't go on vacation: Plainville Food Pantry is asking for your help

Published on Wednesday, 7 August 2019 18:48
Written by BRIAN M. JOHNSON

@brianjohnsonBP

PLAINVILLE –The Plainville Community Food Pantry is seeking donations of food, clothing and money, citing an overall decrease in monetary donations of seven percent since 2009.

Susie Woerz, executive director at the Plainville Community Food Pantry, is urging people to donate because “hunger doesn’t go on vacation.” The food pantry has “grants out pending”, she said, but monetary donations are very much appreciated.

“The Plainville community always steps up,” said Woerz. “We wouldn’t be able to do what we do without your support.”

People can visit the Plainville Community Food Pantry at 54 S. Canal St. to fill out an application for assistance. What the non-profit can offer is determined based on income and expenses.

In addition to monetary donations, the Planville Community Food Pantry is seeking donated clothing for children for their first day of school. They are partnering with the local Rotary Club for this initiative. People are invited to stop by on Monday Aug. 12 from 3 to 5 p.m. to donate.

“The Rotary Club does this every year in addition to collecting backpacks and supplies,” said Woerz. “The donations will support more than 80 local families.”

Woerz said that the following items are most needed right now:

. Chunky soup

. Ramen noodles

. Pasta sauce

. Canned pasta

. Juice boxes

. Canned chicken or tuna

. Canned fruit

. Baked beans

. Ketchup, relish and mustard

. Dish soap, laundry detergent, shampoo and cleaning products

. Individually wrapped toilet paper and paper towels

People can make donations in person by visiting the Plainville Community Food Pantry at 54 S. Canal St., calling them at 860-747-1919 or visiting plainvillefoodpantry.org.

Checks can be made out to The Plainville Community Food Pantry, Inc., P.O. Box 233, 54 South Canal Street, Plainville, CT, 06062.

Brian M. Johnson can be reached at 860-973-1806 or bjohnson@bristolpress.com.



Posted in The Bristol Press, Plainville on Wednesday, 7 August 2019 18:48. Updated: Wednesday, 7 August 2019 18:50.