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Living Bread Food Pantry

The Living Bread Food Pantry is a ministry of the Plainville United Methodist Church, and it operates out of the lower level of the church building. The pantry has been serving Plainville residents for over 30 years. We distribute food to Plainville residents in need of food assistance every Wednesday evening from 5:30 pm to 6:45 pm using a drive-through format in the church parking lot.

Information for Those Needing Food Assistance

What do I need to do to receive food from the Food Pantry?

All you have to do is come on a Wednesday evening during normal pantry distribution hours (5:30 - 6:45 pm) and fill out a very short form (name, age, address, and phone number, plus names and ages of everyone in your household); click here to download and print the form and fill it out before you come. You will also need to bring something that will verify that you are a Plainville resident; this can be a driver's license, car registration, or utility bill, but it can also be any number of other things that document your name and Plainville address. We'll take the form, verify your address, and send you home with bags of food! After you have signed up, you can come as many Wednesdays as you need to, and we will just need your name to check you in.

How is food given out?

Food distribution is every Wednesday evening from 5:30 to 6:45 pm in the church parking lot. We use a drive-through format. Please enter the parking lot through the driveway closest to Unlikely Story. After you give your name to the check-in person, volunteers will load the bags of food into the backseat or trunk/backend of your car, according to your preference.

What will I receive from the Food Pantry if I come on a Wednesday night?

Typically each Wednesday you will get:
One or two bags (based on the size of your household) of non-perishable foods
One bag of perishable food, which typically includes bread products and produce
One bag of refrigerated and frozen food, which typically includes chicken or ground beef, frozen prepared meals, yogurt, prepared sandwiches, and bagged salads.
One item from a table of store-donated desserts
Typically, we also offer peanut butter and jelly, coffee, and tea once a month at the check-in table.
A limited selection of household and personal hygiene items are also available on request; just ask the person who checks you in if you have a specific need.

What if I have additional questions?

Please send an email to or leave a message at 508-695-9587, and someone will be happy to respond.


Information for Those Wishing to Donate to the Pantry

What items can I donate?

The food pantry is always happy to receive non-perishable food items such as cereal (hot or cold), hearty soups (especially meat-based soups), canned vegetables, canned fruit, pasta and pasta sauce, shelf-stable meat (e.g., canned tuna or chicken), boxed or instant potatoes, rice, and baking mixes or kitchen staples. We are also happy to receive donations

How do I donate non-perishable food and other items?

Non-perishable food and other items can be left anytime in the donations shed on the church parking lot next to the building. Non-perishable items can also be placed in the Plainville Food Pantry donations bin at the front of Plainville Stop and Shop. Please do not

How do I donate money?

You can write a check to the "Living Bread Food Pantry" and send to the Plainville United Methodist Church, 16 East Bacon Street, Plainville 02762. Alternatively, you can donate electronically by clicking on the "Donate" button in the upper right of this page and then selecting "Living Bread Food Pantry" under the "Use this donation for" dropdown list. Monetary and gift card donations to the Pantry can also be brought

Can I donate my time to the pantry by volunteering?

Yes! We have two options for being a regular volunteer. We have one team that volunteers every Wednesday morning from 8 to 10:30 am to unload, sort, and bag perishable donations from local stores. We have four other teams who each serve one Wednesday evening a month (e.g., 1st Wed of each month) from 4:45 pm to 7 pm doing the distribution and making non-perishable bags for the following week. If you are interested in volunteering, please send an email to .

If you have any questions, please email or leave a message at 508-695-9587, and someone will be happy to respond!

Pantry Hours:
Wednesdays 5:30 P.M. - 6:45 P.M.

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