PLYMOUTH - The Plymouth Community Food Pantry is collecting donations and seeking volunteers for Thanksgiving.
“Five percent of the population of Plymouth and Terryville worry about going hungry,” said Erin Kennedy, food pantry executive director.
“Those five percent are experiencing ‘food insecurity,’ which is defined as being unsure where a person’s next meal will come from. Six hundred and seventy one people are enrolled at the Plymouth Community Food Pantry; 216 are kids, 118 are senior citizens. Last year we gave away 133,000 pounds of food to residents of Plymouth and Terryville,” she said.
“This month we will distribute 125 complete Thanksgiving baskets, complete with a turkey, stuffing, potatoes, vegetables and cranberry sauce, but we need your help to make it happen,” Kennedy added.
To donate food or volunteer for the holidays, people can come to the food pantry during its hours of operation: Mondays and Wednesdays, 1:30 to 3 p.m.; Fridays, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; and the first Tuesday evening of each month, 5 to 6 p.m. The address is 20 Dewey Ave., Terryville.
Nonperishable food items may also be donated any day of the week, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., at the Ambulance Corps. Building 191 Main St., Terryville. Monetary donations can be made online at http://plymouthfoodpantry.org/donate-now/ or by mail to The Plymouth Community Food Pantry, 20 Dewey Ave., Terryville, CT 06786.
For more information, call 860-584-1750, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit PlymouthFoodPantry.org.