Friday, April 24, 2020

Franklin Food Pantry: Thank you for showing us that we are all in this together

"The past few months have been challenging to say the least. In early March when we were faced with the start of the Covid-19 crisis we weren't sure what was going to happen. We didn't know how many new neighbors we'd need to welcome into our Pantry and we didn't know how we'd be able to serve them and all of our existing neighbors.

Almost overnight we were able to change our operations and serve our neighbors with a prepackaged bag of self stable foods, fresh produce and choice of protein via a drive up service. We were ready to help them and we will continue to be ready to serve throughout this pandemic and whenever this pandemic is over, we will be ready to serve all those who need this.

We couldn't do this without you. Through your generosity, you have helped us meet our neighbors' needs. Every donation coming in allows us to purchase fresh produce, shelf-stable food, proteins like frozen beef and chicken, and even bags to pack the food in. Your support also allows us to keep the lights on, fill the Pantry truck with gas, and keep our doors open for all who need us.

Our local businesses have also stepped up to help us. Thank you to:
  • JH Pokory Associates
  • CVS
  • Target
  • Thermo Fisher
  • Wal-Mart
Again, thank you. This experience, while being so uncertain and sad, has also shown us such hope. Margaret Mead said it best, "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has."

Your generosity and thoughtfulness is making Franklin just a little bit brighter. You inspire us everyday. Thank you for showing us - and the community - that we are all in this together. "

To donate to the Franklin Food Pantry

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