Tuesday, April 16, 2019

In the News: Empty Bowls dinner scheduled for May 2; Tornado hits Food Pantry in Franklin, Texas

From the Milford Daily News, articles of interest for Franklin:

Empty Bowls dinner scheduled for May 2
"To help the more than 1,100 individuals seeking food assistance from the Franklin Food Pantry, the organization is partnering with the Franklin High School Empty Bowls Club tor the 4th Annual Empty Bowls Dinner on May 2, from 6–8 p.m. at Franklin High School, 218 Oak St., Franklin. 
The dinner event, which features a simple meal of soup and bread served “soup-kitchen” style, will set the stage for community members to join in support of the Franklin Food Pantry. The open house format welcomes attendees any time between 6 and 8 p.m. 
The event serves as a reminder of the many “empty bowls” that exist in the lives of those who experience hunger. The awareness and fundraising event is family-friendly and caters to all ages. 
According to Amy Cataldo, the pantry’s interim executive director, “Many in our community are unaware of the level of hunger that exists in our own backyard. The number of families counting on the Pantry is the highest it’s been in four years. The need is very real. The Empty Bowls Dinner is an opportunity for our community to support our neighbors in need.”

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Empty Bowls dinner scheduled for May 2
Empty Bowls dinner scheduled for May 2

Tornado hits Franklin Food Pantry in Franklin, Texas
"One of the hardest hit buildings in the tornado that struck Franklin Saturday was the town's food pantry. 
"Right before it hit it was getting pretty stormy," says Jerry Redden was with a group from church inside the pantry when the tornado hit. 
"My wife Cheryl asked (a) preacher to pray for the safety." 
Many from the community showed up in hours after to help, including members from an Austin charity called 7 Slot Response."


Franklin, TX is about 145 miles south of Dallas.

More about the tornado that hit Franklin on Saturday, April 13

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