Join Our Mission
As a results-oriented, fiscally-responsible organization, PCFP is dedicated to meeting and maintaining the services necessary to provide for our clients’ basic needs. We invite you to join us in making a difference in our community.
Our journey began in the late 1960s with the Plainville Human Relations Council. Later when it was officially established in 1972, the Plainville Community Food Pantry started as a small operation at the Plainville Congregational Church, serving a handful of families under the guidance of our first director, Sharon Collins. By 1979, under the leadership of our second director, Kathy Lickwar, we had expanded our reach to 75 families.
With the bread pick-up program initiated by board member Joe Silverio, our operations grew. Volunteers were recruited as more grocery stores began donating. By 1983, our Bread Distribution program was born, allowing us to share surplus baked goods with other agencies. This growth led to a move to Linden Street School's basement for additional space.
Establishing Our Home
Evolving for the Future
In addition, we’re a host site for WIC — a federally funded Women, Infants, and Children program. The pantry also works in collaboration with Plainville Adult Education and works in partnership with the United Way.