Rebecca Palmer of Plymouth was pleased to tell the Plymouth Board of Public Works and Safety the Caring Cupboards mini food pantry at the Fire Department is being used and not abused. She said a second pantry will be placed at the Plymouth Police Department next month.
Palmer, the organizer of Caring Cupboards has recycled old newspaper boxes and created mini food pantries that are available to the needy 24/7. Anyone in need is welcome to use the pantry and everyone can help by contributing. Palmer said there are people who are actually putting items in the box.
The boxes are filled with a variety of products from food items to cleaning supplies, baby food, laundry detergent, personal hygiene items and even food for pets. Palmer said as the colder weather is on its way, she will start changing out some of the food items with things that won’t freeze, boxes and bagged items like noodles and potatoes.
Palmer was excited to tell the Plymouth Board of Public Works and Safety that interest in the program has grown and there is now a Caring Cupboard in Bourbon and one in Knox and Bremen wants to get one started in their community too.
Anyone interested in assisting with items to stock the pantries can donate here at the WTCA studios at 112 West Washington Street in downtown Plymouth, P&N Pawn on West Jefferson Street and the Pilot News. You can also contact Rebecca Palmer through Facebook.