Saturday, February 29, 2020

Fifth Annual Party For The Pantry to take Place April 4

Join the Event of the Season and 
Raise Money for the Franklin Food Pantry

On April 4, 2020 local musicians will band together to raise money for the Franklin Food Pantry at the 5th Annual Party for the Pantry. The event runs from 7:00 am -12:00 am at THE BLACK BOX in Franklin, MA. 

The Party for the Pantry is a fun night of live music from local bands, dancing, raffles, auctions and community giving. Co-organizer Bill Donovan explains why he and co-organizer Ray Auger decided to start this annual event five years ago. “The Franklin Food Pantry does not receive funds from the state or town. They rely ultimately on us, the community, to help keep the shelves full.”

“We are looking for raffle items donated by local businesses and individuals this year for our regular raffle, “Super Raffle” and silent auction. A bulk of the money raised comes directly from the raffles so we appreciate all who donate,” explains Raffle Coordinator Deirdre Donovan. If you are interested in donating please contact Deirdre at,

The night’s musical lineup includes live performances by We’re Going Streaking, Karate Show and South Street Six, and more to be added. All musicians have ties to the Greater Franklin area and donate their time and talents for the cause. Tickets go on sale March 1 and can be purchased at:

The Fifth Annual Party For The Pantry cannot be made possible without the generous sponsorships of our community. As of February 25, this year’s sponsors include: B Luxe Salon, Charon Tree Service, Dean Bank, Envoy Mortgage Company, Franklin Matters, Nerds To Go and Tranquil Souls Yoga. If you would like to sponsor this event please contact Kim Cooper at: or visit:

“We are so grateful to Bill and Ray for organizing this event every year to help raise funds for The Pantry,” said Lynn Calling Executive Director for The Franklin Food Pantry. “The Franklin Food Pantry serves over 1,100 of our Franklin area neighbors and we rely on financial and food donations to help provide them with the healthy fresh fruit, vegetables, meat, dairy and canned goods they need to help them with their food insecurity. The money raised from this event will go a long way toward helping our neighbors. We look forward to a great night of music and community!”

About the Franklin Food Pantry

The Franklin Food Pantry offers supplemental food assistance and household necessities to over 1,100 individuals. Clients have access to a variety of fresh, frozen and nonperishable foods on monthly scheduled shopping trips as well as Walk-in Fridays. They can visit the Pantry daily for fruits, vegetables, bread and pastry. As a nonprofit organization, the Pantry depends entirely on donations, and receives no town or state funding. In 2019, 302,336 pounds of food was provided to clients. Other programs include the Weekend Backpack Program, Carts for Clients, Mobile Pantry, emergency food bags and holiday meal packages. Visit for more information.
Fifth Annual Party For The Pantry to take Place April 4
Fifth Annual Party For The Pantry to take Place April 4

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