Monday evening Rebecca Palmer updated the Plymouth Board of Public Works and Safety on the “Caring Cupboards” program in Plymouth. In June the board granted approval to place a small emergency food and necessities pantry at the Plymouth Police Department and the Plymouth Fire Department.
Palmer said the Caring Cupboards will provide food items, cleaning supplies and even pet foods and diapers for those who can’t get to a regular food pantry or realize they needs something after hours.
The Caring Cupboards are donated old South Bend Tribune newspaper boxes. They are being painted by Burt Body Shop and aren’t ready for disbursement yet. Palmer said the media has helped to promote this program and food supplies are being donated. She said she was recently contacted by someone in Bourbon who wants to start the program there.
During the June meeting the Board of Public Works asked Palmer to report back to them after 60 days.
Palmer said she will be back before the board in another 60 days and report on her progress.
Anyone wishing to donate food items for the Caring Cupboards program can drop off items at the WTCA AM 1050 & FM 106.1 studios at 112 West Washington Street in Plymouth.