According to Executive Director Erin Lynch, between Thanksgiving and New Year's the pantry will see 2,000 individual visits.
“It might have to do with people trying to save money to buy gifts, a tree or other things,” Weiss said. “Whatever the need is, we find the food pantry more busy this time of year.”
Lynch said during the winter months heating and electric bills tend to go up, which also contributes to the greater need.
Last week, the Franklin Food Pantry put together nearly 200 Thanksgiving bags filled with three different vegetables, mashed potatoes, stuffing, pie crust and filling, cookies, brownies and turkey.Continue reading the article online at WickedLocal
|Kathy Stankard, a volunteer at the Franklin Food Pantry, weighs a dozen eggs Friday. Wicked Local Staff Photo/Ken McGagh|