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God’s Grocery Store at 97 Broad Street, Plainville has continued to provide food in a safe manner that protects our clients and us during this Covid 19 pandemic, to Plainville, Bristol and surrounding communities. Every Wednesday we remain open between the hours of 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. for a drive-thru distribution. We have people drive up to register, pop their trunks and volunteers put at least 3 bags of food in the car for them. As available we additionally give ½ gallons of milk, 5lbs potato bags and 3lbs onions. We have been serving on an average 350-400 cars per week; but recently, that number has consistently increased by 40 or more each week.

We are currently working with Foodshare, FEMA and other local entities to provide us with the amount of food necessary to provide for the community. Additionally, we have been getting a lot of deliveries and generous food donations from, Stop n Shop, Shoprite,  Bagels Plus, Aldi’s and Amazon. We have found it challenging to fill at the least 900 bags every Tuesday using only 5 volunteers and social distancing, but we are up to the task and always manage to get the job done. We are grateful that God has given us the opportunity to continue with His work even, and perhaps especially, during this pandemic.

We want to thank Plainville’s Town Manager, Robert Lee, as well as the Town of Plainville’s municipal workers and Police Department for their assistance each week setting up an entrance on Broad Street and exit on Canal Street.  The weekly wear and tear of 400 cars passing through our property has caused enough surface deterioration to require putting in a paved driveway.  The town approved D’Amico for our repaving project and last week, the driveway was excavated, and a solid base was installed. We want to thank them for doing an exceptional job.

As this project will result in significant financial strain for our small congregation, we are happily accepting any financial donations to the Plainville.