Sunday, February 19, 2012

“There are lots of ways to help people out”

Even if people do not donate money over the phone, many told volunteers they will drop off food donations in the future. A few people last year became clients after learning about the pantry through the phone-a-thon, Roy said. 
Former Town Councilor Deborah Bartlett said she volunteered last year, saw the event’s success and wanted to help again. 
Donations come from people “the pantry wouldn’t reach without these phone calls,” Bartlett said. 
Several volunteers said they were surprised many people didn’t know Franklin has a pantry.
“If nothing else, it increases awareness,” Franklin resident Sally McKnight said.

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