Food pantries are running low

At the Plainville Community Food Pantry, Executive Director Susie Woerz said donations have been down all summer, aside from some community events that were beneficial to the food pantry.

“We’ve been very lucky to have the community we have,” she said.

However there is still a great need in Plainville. Just before school started, the food pantry held its back to school drive, which helped 110 children, who all received free hair cuts from the International Institute of Cosmetology in Plainville.

“Our need is greater than ever,” she said, especially since the pantry is starting to prepare for the fall and winter. She added that 75 percent of donations are community based.

In Plainville, items that are needed include peanut butter, rice and potato products (boxed), hamburger helper, juice boxes, pasta sauce, cleaning products, gravy and condiments, and also non-food items like shampoo, dish soap and laundry detergent.

A report from reporter Kaitlyn Naples was used in this article. 


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