Thursday, June 13, 2024

Franklin Food Pantry: Celebrating One Year at 341 W. Central St.

Dear Friend,

This June marks one year since The Pantry moved to 341 W. Central St.! We have grown so much and are serving more neighbors through in-person shopping, curbside distribution, weekend backpacks, home delivery, and more. We have also expanded our food rescue partnerships and offer more choices including culturally appropriate food. 

Tina Powderly Executive Director,  Franklin Food Pantry

Our team of volunteers has grown to over 300 individuals, and we are strengthening our commitment to sustainability by installing solar panels and launching a compost program. All that we have accomplished is because of YOU! We are grateful for our volunteers, donors, business partners, and clients. The support we have received is a true testament to the generosity and kindness in our community and I am proud to call Franklin home. 

Unfortunately, hunger in Franklin persists. This month, our partner the Greater Boston Food Bank released its fourth annual statewide study Food Equity and Access in Massachusetts: Voices and Solutions from Lived Experience. Many of the key takeaways mirror our experience at The Pantry: the cost of living and food is too high; people must choose between buying food or paying for housing, utilities, education, or transportation; food insecurity exacerbates many medical and mental health conditions; SNAP, WIC, and school meals are not enough. 

While we are excited about our one-year anniversary, we know that there is more work to be done and remain committed to meeting the growing demand for food assistance.

Help us celebrate our one-year anniversary by getting involved with The Pantry – host a food or fund drive, make a monetary donation, or volunteer. There are so many ways to help us fight food insecurity and we can’t do it without you.

With gratitude and appreciation for your continued support,

Tina Powderly

Executive Director, 
Franklin Food Pantry

Franklin Food Pantry: Celebrating One Year at 341 W. Central St.
Franklin Food Pantry: Celebrating One Year at 341 W. Central St.

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