Thursday, November 7, 2019

Franklin Food Pantry: Season of Gratitude and Giving

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Franklin Food Pantry  

Fall 2019
Season of Gratitude and Giving  

Relieving hunger. Nourishing lives.

Letter from Lynn

As I wrap up my first 3 months at the Franklin Food Pantry, I have so much to reflect on, but what stands out to me the most is the welcome and support that I have found within the Franklin community. It's clear to me that the Franklin community recognizes the importance of the Food Pantry.

Many Americans are just one job loss or medical crisis away from food insecurity. The Franklin Food Pantry knows this and is here when someone needs us - whether it is for a short time due to a life circumstance, or if it is on an ongoing basis. 

We believe that no one should go hungry or need to worry about where their next meal will come from. I am grateful to be working with such an amazing team of staff and volunteers, as well as a supportive community, that believes in supporting their friends and neighbors. 

Since January 1, 2019, 119 volunteers have shared over 4,000 hours of their time with us! During this same period, we have distributed 1,308 backpacks to Franklin elementary school children, we have served 467 households representing 1,034 individuals: 164 seniors, 604 adults, and 266 children. 

While food insecurity is an ongoing issue for our town, our state, and our country, the people of Franklin should feel proud to know that they are part of the solution. 

There are many ways for you to get involved - run with us on Thanksgiving morning, volunteer as a Food Elf (or support one with a donation!), make a financial contribution, shop through AmazonSmile and share our social media posts.  We appreciate the support the community has shown us, and we could not do it without you.

If you have questions or would like to get more involved with us, please feel free to reach out to me. My door is always open, and I always have an empty seat available at my table to sit down and chat.

With Appreciation,
Lynn Calling
Executive Director

Franklin Turkey Trot 5K Family Fun Run
There's still time to sign up!

Don't miss out on this fun family tradition for a great cause on Thanksgiving morning. Grab your turkey hats and your running shoes and bring your friends, family and co-workers. You'll be home in time for your turkey dinner with a full heart and ready for a full belly. The race is open to runners and walkers of all ages.

You can register online here or at the Race location on Wednesday November 27 from 7-9 pm or Morning of Race from 6:30 am to 7:30 am.

The race begins at 8 am Thursday, November 28 at 91 Jordan Road, Franklin, MA. Thank you for coming out to support the Pantry and Happy Thanksgiving!

Special thanks to our race organizer Krystal Whitmore and to all of our race sponsors*:

Platinum sponsors: Starr and Glick Orthodontics

Gold sponsors: Capstan Atlantic

Benchmark at Forge Hill Senior Living
The Donahues
Franklin Glass Company
Franklin Matters
Middlesex Savings Bank
Rosado and Sons
Simon's Furniture

Bradosky Family
Byerly Family
Campbell Family
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
Hilltop Auto
Lobo Family
McNulty Family
Truscott Family
Vendetti Motors
*as of October 29, 2019

If you'd like to be sponsor contact Kim Cooper at

Franklin Food Pantry 

Our facility is generously donated by Rockland Trust.
We are located at 43 West Central Street, Franklin MA,
on Route 140 in the Rockland Trust parking lot, 
across the street from the fire station.

Rockland Trust.

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