The Franklin postal carriers drove their trucks by the Franklin Food Pantry
before completing their rounds on Saturday.
Each truck as it arrived was greeted by volunteers who unloaded the truck, weighed the bags, sorted the items for date and damage, and then either filled the appropriate shelves or stacked the items for future use.
When the last truck had pulled away and the last item sorted the tally came out to net more than 4500 pounds or 2 1/4 tons of food and non-food items.
- Franklin neighbors for taking the time to leave a donation
- postal carriers for making the rounds to gather the donations
- volunteers for handling the goods and for helping to stock the shelves!
Photos from the 'Stamp Out Hunger' food drive processing on Saturday
|truck before unloading|
|volunteers unloading the truck|
|staging prior to weighing in|
|weighing in the bags and containers|
|date checking the goods after weighing in|
|why do we check for dates? to sort out items like this|
|stocking the shelves|
|thank you notes and candy for the postal carriers|
You may also drop your donations off at the Franklin Food Pantry
(located at 43 West Central Street) on May 10 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., or during regular Pantry hours, Tuesday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Non-perishables may also be dropped off anytime in the bin that is located outside of the Food Pantry's main entrance.
If you would prefer to make a financial contribution you can do so securely online:
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