How to Help

Over the years, the Plainville Community Food Pantry has been

able to meet the needs of the community because of the

generosity of its donors and volunteers. As the number of

families and individuals in need in our community has increased,

so have the needs of the pantry. To help those in our community

who are experiencing difficult times, consider volunteering or

donating to our programs.

 

The Plainville Community Food Pantry, Inc. is a tax-exempt 501

(c)(3) organization and donations are tax-deductible. Donors

receive an acknowledgement for their gift.

DONATE INVENTORY

Please help us maintain the inventory necessary to support our growth. Donation drop-off days and times are:

   Monday: 1 - 6 p.m.

   Tuesday - Friday: 9 a.m.- noon, 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.

   Saturday & Sunday: Closed

Please call out needs Hotline to see what our immediate needs are: (860) 747-1919, ext. 16.

 

Food

We gratefully accept donations of non-perishable food. Non-perishable food items are preferred/accepted. Items that clients cannot buy with food stamps, such as feminine products, soap, shampoo, conditioner and paper goods are also welcome.

 

Household items

If you are considering donating household or furniture items, please call us in advance. We lack storage space and must assess the need for these larger items prior to accepting them. We also ask that they be in safe and good working condition.

 

Clothing

We accept new and gently used clothing for our clients. A portion of our warehouse is set up like a store and clients can browse from the selection available. Our inventory needs change seasonally. In the spring and summer we need short sleeves, shorts and other warm weather clothes, in the fall and winter, and cool weather clothes, coats, hats, mittens/gloves. We also need shoes and boots, and other inventory such as backpacks. Size needs range from newborn through adult, and Plus and maternity. Only brand new donations of socks and underwear can be accepted.

 

Gift Certificates

We welcome gift certificates to purchase perishable food not received through regular contributions. We use these for fresh milk, eggs, butter, juice and meats. These items are purchased weekly by the pantry to better aid our clients in getting a

balanced diet.

 

 

Volunteer

 The Plainville Community Food Pantry would not be where it is today without the dedication and hard work of its numerous volunteers. If you would like to volunteer, please call us at (860) 747-1919, or stop by the pantry for a tour. We will be happy to explain volunteer roles and responsibilities. You can help out as many hours as your schedule allows. All assistance is greatly appreciated. Contact Us for a tour of The Plainville Food Pantry.

 

Bread Distribution Program

 

 The PCFP “Bread Guys” are a selfless group of individuals who donate their time daily to pick up bread and other bakery items from local stores and deliver them to nearly 30 human service agencies throughout Central Connecticut. Last year this team selflessly donated more than 2,000 hours of their time, and won the Ellen Varnum Volunteer of the Year award through RSVP.

 

FINANCIAL SUPPORT

 

Donate Now

Sen a check to:

The Plainville Community Food Pantry, Inc.

P.O. Box 233 

54 South Canal Street Plainville, CT 06062

 

By making a general contribution to The Plainville Community Food Pantry you help to support and sustain our programs.

PCFP Programs

 

 Planned Gifts

 Unlike cash donations, planned gifts require some planning before they are made. A common type of planned gift is a charitable bequest through your will, yet there are other options for planned gifts that may better fit your needs. Planned gift arrangements, such as charitable gift annuities or remainder trusts, can provide you (and a second beneficiary, if you choose) with an income for life. This income can be outright or deferred. You retain full ownership and control of your assets during your lifetime, and the gift comes to Plainville Community Food Pantry upon your death. 

These gifts may be set up by financial institutions such as your bank, or through a local community foundation. Your benefits include a charitable contribution deduction on your taxes, and the removal of taxable assets from your estate. Donors should consult with their own tax or legal advisors prior to making a planned gift.

 

* Planned gifts help leave a permanent legacy from you to your community long after you are gone. 

 

For more information on designating the Plainville Community Food Pantry, Inc. as the beneficiary of a planned gift, please contact Susie Woerz, executive director, at (860) 747-1919.

*Neither the author, publisher, nor this organization is engaged in rendering legal or tax advisory services. For advice and assistance in specific cases, consult your attorney or tax advisor. 

The PCFP is a member of The Greater New Britain Consortium for Planned Giving, a group of area nonprofit organizations who work collaboratively to promote philanthropy and provide educational opportunities on gift planning for our donors, and LEAVE A LEGACY® CONNECTICUT, a statewide public awareness program to promote charitable giving through wills.

 

Bequests

The simplest way to give in the future is through a bequest in your will. You retain full ownership and control of your assets during your lifetime, and the gift comes to the PCFP upon your death. You also benefit from an estate tax deduction for the value of your gift. 

If you are interested in making a bequest to the PCFP, please provide your attorney with the following language:

“I give, devise and bequeath ___% (percentage) of the net value of my estate, or $____ (sum of money), or _______ (named property), or all the rest, residue and remainder of my estate to The Plainville Community Food Pantry, Inc., located in Plainville, Connecticut.” 

 

Memorial and Honorary Donations

 

In Memoriam Gifts

Make a donation in memory of a deceased loved one or friend. The Plainville Community Food Pantry will send a personalized card to the family of the deceased acknowledging your thoughtful gift.

 

In Honor Gifts

Make a donation in honor of a loved one’s birthday, anniversary, communion, confirmation, graduation, Mother’s Day or Father’s Day, retirement, or any number of other occasions. Honoring a person in this way shows you care both for the honoree, and about the persons whose lives your gift will touch. For example, in 2003 Joseph R. Silverio, one of the pantry's original founders, was honored through a contribution in his name to the endowment fund. 

Please complete the following form and submit it. The PCFP will send a personalized card to the honoree acknowledging your gift. Thank you in advance for your thoughtful gift.

 

Your Information:

Name, Title, Business, Address, City, State, Phone, Email, Gift Amount 

 

Pay by Check (Y/N)Listed as Anonymous Donor (Y/N)

 

This Gift is Made:

 In Honor:

 

In Memory:

On the Occasion of:

 

Please send an appropriate acknowledgement card to the honoree or family of:

Name, Title, Business (if applicable), Address, City, State, Zip, Phone

 

Matching Gifts

 

Many companies support charitable organizations like the Plainville Community Food Pantry through matching gift programs. This means they encourage employees to donate by matching their contributions dollar for dollar. Some even double or triple the amount of your gift. Each company has its own guidelines. The donor usually has to be employed full time, or be a retiree, but in some cases spouses’ gifts are eligible. Find out by contacting your company’s personnel or human resource office.

 

 

 

 

Over the years, the Plainville Community Food Pantry has been able to meet the needs of the community because of the generosity of its donors and volunteers. As the number of families and individuals in need in our community has increased, so have the needs of the pantry. To help those in our community

who are experiencing difficult times, consider volunteering or donating to our programs.

 

The Plainville Community Food Pantry, Inc. is a tax-exempt 501 (c)(3) organization and donations are tax-deductible. Donors receive an acknowledgement for their gift.

54 South Canal Street, Plainville, CT 06062

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54 South Canal Street

Plainville, CT 06062

(860) 747-1919

Hours for Clients and Donations:

Monday: 1 - 6 p.m. 
Tuesday - Friday: 9a.m.-12p.m., 1p.m.-3p.m.

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