Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Franklin Food Pantry: Important Updates

The Franklin Food Pantry (FFP) is pleased to announce that Erin Lynch has been named as Executive Director. The Board’s decision reflects the strategic direction of the organization towards collaborative initiatives addressing hunger, poverty, and community health.
Erin’s fifteen years of experience in Nonprofit Sector leadership and development have focused on facilitating community collaborations. In previous roles Erin served as Executive Director of a seventeen-organization strategic alliance, secured a multi-million dollar community grant for the Phoenix area and administered the Arizona Department of Economic Security Volunteer Services contract. She holds national certification in Nonprofit Management through the Lodestar Center for Philanthropy and Innovation, is certified with the International Association of Facilitators, and has been trained in Group Facilitation Methods by the Institute of Cultural Affairs.
Linda Sottile has moved on to look for other opportunities. Linda has been instrumental in the operations of FFP for the past five years.  The Board of Directors wishes Linda all the best in her future endeavors. We appreciate all the great work that she has helped to achieve.
The Food Pantry is normally closed during the week before the 4th of July. It will open on schedule following the holiday. The Healthy Futures Fresh Produce Market continues every Tuesday from 4:00-5:00pm through October. The Mobile Pantry will continue visiting three Franklin locations as part of its pilot program on the following schedule:
  • Central Park Terrace on the 2nd Monday
  • 45 Winter Street on the 3rd Monday
  • The Franklin Senior Center on the 4th Monday
Volunteers can sign up to help with the Healthy Futures Market or the Mobile Pantry by visiting the FFP webpage or by calling the pantry at 508-528-3115 and choosing ext 2.
Franklin Food Pantry
Franklin Food Pantry

About The Franklin Food Pantry
Established in 1987, the mission of the Franklin Food Pantry is to provide immediate hunger relief and healthy sustainable solutions, by empowering the community through resources, education and collaboration. It is part of the Greater Boston Food Bank network and depends entirely on support and donations from volunteers, corporate partners and the community at large. The Franklin Food Pantry is located at 43 West Central Street, Route 140 and can accept donations during business hours, Tuesday - Friday, 9am -1pm. Non-perishables may also be dropped off after hours in the bin by the front door. Monetary donations may be mailed to Franklin Food Pantry, PO Box 116, Franklin MA 02038 or made securely online via the FFP webpage:, You can like the pantry’s page on Facebook, follow FFP on Twitter, or call FFP at 508-528-3115. The Franklin Food Pantry is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization FEIN # 04-3272663.

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