Sunday, October 26, 2014

Franklin is not immune from hunger. You can help!

Do you have experience in Human Resources, Marketing and/or Public Relations, or Law?

Have you considered using these skills to help your Franklin neighbors?

How can you help?

Franklin is not immune from hunger. Real hunger. The kind where you don’t know where your next meal is coming from.

A variety of reasons bring people to the Franklin Food Pantry. A temporary job loss. Lingering financial hardship caused by the recession. Underemployment. A reduction in SNAP (food stamp) benefits.

This is an exciting time of growth for the Food Pantry. We have an amazing Executive Director, Erin Lynch, who has put together a dedicated team of part-time staff and volunteers. They are busy strengthening support and services for our Food Pantry clients while fostering new and exciting community partnerships.

The Food Pantry has an active Board of Directors who are fully committed to ensuring that Erin and her team have the resources and support they need. The Board Governance Committee is now developing a pool of interested individuals who are ready, willing, and able to help in this effort.
During the months of October and November, we will be accepting applications submitted by seasoned professionals in the fields of Human Resources, Marketing and/or Public Relations, and Law.

In December and January, the Governance Committee will be conducting interviews with selected applicants. The Board will review the vetted applicant pool at the January 27th Food Pantry Board meeting.

Successful new Board members are scheduled to complete the board orientation prior to attending their first meeting on February 24, 2015. Other candidates are scheduled to be notified of their status during February.

If you would like to learn more about what it means to volunteer for the Board, you can visit the Food Pantry website.

If you have the skills, desire, and time to volunteer we ask that you express your interest by completing this form and following the instructions to submit it to Mary Gianakis

Franklin Food Pantry
Franklin Food Pantry

About the Franklin Food Pantry

We provide immediate hunger relief and healthy sustainable solutions by empowering our community through resources, education, and collaboration.

We are a registered not-for-profit organization that has served thousands in our community since 1987. As part of the Greater Boston Food Bank network, we depend entirely upon support and donations from volunteers, corporate partners, schools, churches and community members.

The Franklin Food Pantry is a 501©(3) non-profit organization FEIN# 04-3272663.

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