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Make A Donation to The Plain City Food Pantry, Get a Discount at Clip N Curl Family Hair Care.


Clip N Curl Family Hair Care is holding a Food Drive for the Plain City Food Pantry from now through Christmas. Drop off one food pantry donation and receive either $2.00 off your hair styling appointment or $2.00 off one retail item per visit.  There is no limit on the number of items you may donate.

Donations will be delivered on Friday, December 18.

Clip N Curl will also be open during Christmas Under the Clock from 5:30-8 pm. Take your food pantry donation items in to them during the celebration, as well.

To Like Clip N Curl on Facebook, Go HERE.

Clip N Curl is located at 251 West Main Street in Plain City. For more information or to schedule a visit, call: 614-873-4998

When you drop off your food pantry donation, you can also pick up gift certificates from any stylist. These make excellent gifts and stocking stuffers for everyone on your list.


Plain City Food Pantry Seeks to Raise $28,000 to Purchase Building. Donate!!

In 2013, the Plain City Food Pantry gave out over 500,000 pounds of food and produce items! Amazing!

In order to further help those who need them, the Food Pantry is looking to purchase the set of buildings located from 156 West Main Street to 168 West Main Street. The Food Pantry’s clothing Thrift Store has already been relocated to 164 West Main Street. By moving to this area, the Food Pantry was able to utilize an additional walk-in cooler and walk-in freezer in the back room of the existing pantry (where the thrift store used to be located).

The Plain City Food Pantry has placed an offer for the set of buildings which has been accepted by the owner. In order to meet the bank’s down payment requirements on the loan to buy the building complex, the Food Pantry needs to raise $28,000. They are asking for your help to make this purchase a reality.

Currently, the Food Pantry is open Saturdays, 10 am to noon, and Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, 9 am to noon. There is also an “Open Excess Food Market” on Saturdays from 10 am to noon when extra food is available.

Please send your tax deductible donation to help the Food Pantry raise $28,000. Send donations to:

Plain City Food Pantry, P.O. Box 2, Plain City, Ohio 43064

Click on any of the flyers in this blog posting to enlarge them and read more about the great things the Food Pantry does and ways you can help and donate.

Plain City Food Pantry Always in Need of Donations of Time and Money.

Joe recently attended a Plain City Business Association meeting and heard Ray Meister give a short presentation about the Plain City Food Pantry. As most of you know, the Plain City Food Pantry serves all of Plain City, helping both individuals and families who need assistance with food, groceries, and toiletries on a monthly basis. They also provide used clothing. Every month, the Food Pantry helps over 200 households which amounts to approximately 650 to 780 individuals and almost 13,000 meals.

The main thing Ray stated that the Food Pantry can always use is donations of food and time. While many people often donate food directly to the Food Pantry, one thing Ray noted, and that Joe wanted me to pass along, is that the Food Pantry can buy food for better prices than the general public. So if you wanted to get the most food for those who need it, donate money and allow the Food Pantry to buy the food they give to families.

The Food Pantry can purchase more food with your monetary donation than you can. So please donate!

The Food Pantry also needs your time. The Food Pantry is operated entirely by volunteers who give freely of their time and talents. Volunteers are needed to pick up and deliver food, as well as assist directly with distribution of food. Most of the high school students in the Jonathan Alder and Fairbanks school systems are required to complete a set number of community volunteer hours. Working at the Food Pantry not only helps students meet this requirement, but also helps to create an awareness about local needs and establish feelings of empathy and compassion for those going through a rough time.

The Food Pantry is open every Saturday morning from 10 am to noon. 

When extra food is available, they also provide an “Open Excess Food Market” that is located at the back door of the Pantry’s receiving area from 10 am to 11:45 am. This market is open to all who have met the Food Pantry’s requirements for food items. The Food Pantry does not want to waste any food, so they ask people to please take advantage of what they have to offer, but to only leave with what they can use.

The Plain City Food Pantry is located at 156 West Main Street in Plain City. Their phone number is 614-733-0909.

Donations can be mailed to: Plain City Food Pantry, P. O. Box No. 2, Plain City, Ohio 43064-1145. 

You can LIKE the Food Pantry on Facebook HERE.

The Plain City Food Pantry is a non-profit organization that has been helping Plain City residents since 1983! We send them blessings for all that they do!

Join Us for Our Christmas Under the Clock Open House, Saturday, December 1 from 5:30-9 pm.

Please join us this Saturday, December 1, for our Open House and Customer Appreciation evening from 5:30-9 pm during Christmas Under the Clock. We will have lots of food (cookies–YUM) and the small glass bottles of soda that everyone loves.

We will also be signing folks up for the $500 VISA gift card that UPCO (Uptown Plain City Organization) and the Village of Plain City are giving away to one lucky winner. You can enter to win at all participating open house locations during Christmas Under the Clock. The more open houses you visit, the more chances you have to win. Pick up a map at the first open house you visit to locate all of the other places holding open houses where you can enter to win the gift card.

You can also get an extra ticket and chance to win the VISA card if you bring a non-perishable food item or toiletry to the Plain City Food Pantry, 156 West Main Street.

The drawing for the $500 gift card will take place at 9 pm at the Plain City Historical Society.

Here at the drugstore, we will also be giving away an iPod Touch (over a $300 value) to one winner, 12 years and older. So stop in and sign up to win the VISA gift card and an iPod Touch!

Robin Terry Yoders will also be in the store from 6-9 pm to sign her most current Christmas ornament, which features the Plain City Auction. If you have ornaments from previous years that you would like to have Robin sign, please bring them along. You will also be able to purchase ornaments from past years here in the pharmacy and at the Plain City Historical Society, 111 West Main Street (next to Security Bank), during the Christmas celebration. The ornaments are $25 each and are limited to 50.

While our open house kicks off at 5:30 pm, Christmas Under the Clock actually gets under way at 5 pm with the Tree Lighting Ceremony downtown in Bicentennial Park (the Flatiron). There will be local carolers, choirs, baton twirlers, the Jonathan Alder Band, and Santa himself at the Tree Lighting. The tree will be lit up by the Tree Lighting Ambassadors, winners of the Christmas Coloring Contest.

Once you’ve been dazzled by the tree lighting ceremony, head over to the Plain City Auction to bid on Christmas decorations and gift baskets. The bidding only lasts about an hour, so don’t delay. Proceeds from the auction will be split between UPCO and the Plain City Food Pantry.

You can then take a horse drawn wagon ride to Yoder’s True Value Hardware for photos with Santa. On your way, stop by the Plain City Library for live music with Classical Sounds and the Friends of the Library’s Book and Novelty Sale. The sale will include holiday novelties, as well as an enormous book sale in the library’s large meeting room. The sale will continue through December 8.

Rock on Ice will be doing ice sculpting in Bicentennial Park following the Tree Lighting.

For more information on the 11th Annual Christmas Under the Clock celebration, go HERE or HERE. You can also click on the poster below to make it larger and get all the vital information you’ll need!

We also want to send out a huge thank you to Julie Weaver for all that she does for Christmas Under the Clock and UPCO all year long. Julie took over on a lot of the Village activities a few years ago when Joe and I became a bit burnt out. So thank you, Julie, for keeping this wonderful tradition going! We appreciate all that you do so much!

Plain City Lions Club Presents Checks to Plain City Food Pantry and the Plain City Public Library.

The Plain City Lions Club recently presented checks to the Plain City Food Pantry and the Plain City Public Library to assist them with the important work they do within our community.

Lion Treasurer Harley Bodenbender presented a $3,000 check to Jane Berry, Food Bank Director, on behalf of the Plain City Food Pantry. Also present in the photo, from left to right, are Ron Gall, Mike Preston, Tammy Kuhn, Ed Keefer, John Dellinger, Sandy Koester, L. T. Preston, and Ray Meister, President of the Fellowship of Praise.

Lions Club President, Shannon Foust, presented a check for $1,000 to Library Director, Chris Long.

The Plain City Lions Club does a lot of good within the Village and we are very thankful to have them working for our community!

The Plain City Lions Club is always seeking new members. Please contact President Shannon Foust if you are interested and would like more information about what the Club does. The Club meets on the second and fourth Thursdays of every month at 7 pm in the basement of the Plain City Presbyterian Church. A home cooked meal is provided with each meeting thanks to the generosity of Judy Bodenbender and Judy Weeks. The Club also tries to have an interesting speaker or program on the schedule for each meeting.

If you’d like to be Joe’s guest at the next Lions Club meeting to find out what the Club is about, stop in the pharmacy and ask him if you can tag along. He’d be happy to take you.