This session of the radio show shares my conversation with Lynn Calling, Executive Director of the Franklin Food Pantry and Tina Powderly, Chair of the Board of Directors. We had our conversation via virtual conference bridge to adhere to the ‘social distancing’ requirements of this pandemic period.
We talk about the happy news that the Food Pantry has their own home to look forward to. While they are appreciative of the space Rockland Trust has let them use for over 10 years, their needs have outgrown the space.
Lynn talks about the current operations during this pandemic. Tina provides some background on the building search and closing. Work remains to be done before they move. There will be a capital campaign to help fund the mortgage and buildout.
Disclosure: during the conversation you will hear about my background with the Food Pantry and that I am committing to this capital campaign.
The recording runs about 25 minutes, so let’s listen to my conversation with Lynn and Tina. Audio file = https://franklin-ma-matters.captivate.fm/episode/fm-265-franklin-food-pantry-new-bldg-plus-5-04-20
Prior recording with Lynn Calling at the end of March 2020
The Franklin Food Pantry current needs
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The music for the intro and exit was provided by Michael Clark and the group "East of Shirley". The piece is titled "Ernesto, manana" c. Michael Clark & Tintype Tunes, 2008 and used with their permission.
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|Lynn Calling, Executive Director of the Franklin Food Pantry in front of the new building at 138 East Central St|