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Joyce Endee

Plymouth Area Community Closet is still here with food, fuel, and financial aid

September 16, 2021
PLYMOUTH — Like many other local non-profit groups, the Plymouth Area Community Closet (PACC) has been affected by the covid pandemic. The Thrift Shop closed in March 2020, and Meals for Many held in the Plymouth Congregational Church has been cancelled till further notice. Boomerang, a local consignment store on South Main St. in Plymouth, has generously offered to share their proceeds from donated items in their shop with PACC which is helping immensely!

PACC still has office space on South Main St. where the Food Pantry is open on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8-10 a.m. (536-9889) under the management of Dawn Miller. Grocery gift cards from Hannaford (purchased by PACC) are also available. Fuel assistance through the Keep The Heat On program will re-start Tuesday, Oct. 12 by phone only at 536-1101 on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m.-noon. All types of fuel are included from pellets, to propane, wood, oil, electric, and kerosene. You only need to be a resident of one of our catchment towns to request aid fuel help is only given one time during the heating season.

Through the management assistance of Whole Village, PACC is sponsoring a new program for families by offering clothing vouchers to Ladders and financial aid for new shoes with a gift card from Marshall's for their school-age kids! We are very excited to assist families help clothe their children as the new school year starts.

As winter and the holidays begin, PACC will again continue the Holiday Food Basket program in a different mode due to covid concerns where packing up and delivering some 300 baskets is not feasible at this time. Sources for funding this project are being sought and PACC will meet the remaining costs out of its general fund. Further information about completing an application to receive a basket will be announced later this fall through this newspaper, social media, and Whole Village in Plymouth.

The PACC Board of Directors is committed to continuing its mission of meeting clients' needs throughout our region which includes Alexandria, Ashland, Bridgewater, Ellsworth, Campton, Dorchester, Groton, Plymouth, Rumney, Hebron, Holderness, Waterville Valley, Thornton, Wentworth, and Warren. Covid has upended our lives for well over a year and shows little sign of abating, but with our area partners and generous donors we will continue helping people's lives stay safe, warm, and food-secure.

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