Showing posts with label empty bowls. Show all posts
Showing posts with label empty bowls. Show all posts

Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Franklin Cultural District - Arts happening Here (through May 25)

Highlights for the Franklin Cultural District events today through May 25, 2022. #ArtsHappenHere


Wednesday, May 18

Memory Café
11:00am - Franklin Matters Q&A (Senior Center & virtual option)

1:00pm - “Where’s the toast?” Memory Café at the Senior Center

https://www.franklinmatters.org/2022/05/memory-cafe-wednesday-may-18-features.html 



Thursday, May 19

8:30am - Town Council Office Hours (at the Senior Center)

Empty Bowls simple supper
Empty Bowls simple supper
6:00pm - Empty Bowls (at the FHS cafeteria) ticket at Food Pantry page or at the door

https://www.franklinfoodpantry.org/empty-bowls-2022/ 

6:00pm - FHS Film Fest (at the FHS auditorium)

https://www.franklinmatters.org/2022/05/get-ready-for-fhs-film-festival-2022.html 

7:00pm - 350 Mass Greater Franklin Node (virtual meeting)


Friday, May 20

Fair, Yates, Betschart & McCrossan at THE BLACK BOX, Fri - July 16
Fair, Yates, Betschart & McCrossan at THE BLACK BOX
7:30pm - Fair, Yates, Betschart & McCrossan (at THE BLACK BOX)

https://www.theblackboxonline.com/events.php?id=1556&month=05&year=2022 



Saturday, May 21

9:00am - Earth Day DelCarte Celebration 2022 (DelCarte playground parking lot)

https://www.franklinma.gov/conservation/news/earth-day-2022-delcarte-cleanup-event  

10:00am - Historical Museum (always free)

10:00am - Recycling & Energy Event (Beaver Pond/Chilson Beach)

Recycling & Energy Event
Recycling & Energy Event

https://www.franklinmatters.org/2022/05/get-ready-for-saturday-may-21-recycling.html 

4:00pm - FAA Art Show Reception (at 67 Degrees) 

https://www.franklinmatters.org/2022/05/7-faa-members-show-their-art-at-67.html 

4:00pm - FSPA Spring Concert 2022 (at Medway High School)

https://www.fspaonline.com/events.php?id=1559 

7:00pm - FSPA Spring Concert 2022 (at Medway High School)

https://www.fspaonline.com/events.php?id=1559 


Sunday, May 22

1:00pm - Historical Museum (always free)

FSPA Spring Concert 2022
FSPA Spring Concert 2022
1:00pm - FSPA Spring Concert 2022 (at Medway High School)

https://www.fspaonline.com/events.php?id=1559

4:00pm - FSPA Spring Concert 2022 (at Medway High School)

https://www.fspaonline.com/events.php?id=1559 

 

Franklin Cultural District: Arts are happening here!
Franklin Cultural District: Arts are happening here!

Find the full calendar  https://www.franklinmatters.org/p/blog-page.html

If you have an event to add to the calendar, you can use the form to submit it for publication:  https://forms.gle/oPdi8X3ZbHHyrHzo6

The Town meeting calendar is found  https://www.franklinma.gov/calendar
The School district calendar is found  https://www.franklinps.net/calendar-by-event-type/26

Saturday, May 7, 2022

It's May! And time for Stamp Out Hunger & the Empty Bowls Dinner


May 2022
It's May! And time for Stamp Out Hunger & the Empty Bowls Dinner
Stamp Out Hunger
It's May! And time for Stamp Out Hunger
Stamp Out Hunger has returned to Franklin! On Saturday, May 14, Franklin letter carriers will pick up donated goods from town residents at their mailboxes and deliver them to the Franklin Food Pantry.

There are two ways you can help. You can sign up to volunteer to help unload the food, sort, and date check donations and/or you can leave specific food items at your mailbox for your letter carrier to pick up and return to the Pantry. #franklincanstampouthunger
It's May! And time for the Empty Bowls Dinner
Get your tickets today and join us and the Franklin High School Empty Bowls Club on Thursday, May 19. Attendees will receive a simple meal of soup and bread and leave with an empty bowl to remind them that somewhere, someone's bowl is empty. There will also be a silent auction, a giving wall, and a kids' art table! Buy your tickets here or at the door (cash or check only at the door!) The Empty Bowls Club has been generously supported by the Franklin Cultural Council.

We have a variety of Empty Bowls Sponsorships available for businesses and individuals who want to support The Pantry. Sponsorships range from "Soup Starter" at $500 to "Pot of Gold" at $3000. Visit here for more information or to sign up! #FranklinCanfillemptybowls.



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Thursday, May 5, 2022

Get your tickets for the Empty Bowls Dinner - May 19

The 7th Annual Empty Bowls dinner will be held in the cafeteria at Franklin High School, 218 Oak St., Franklin, on Thursday, May 19, from 6-8 p.m. It will include a soup and bread dinner, the hand-made bowls to take home, an in-person and online art auction, and a giving wall.

Tickets are $10 for children and students, $20 for adults. 

They can be purchased online until noon on May 19 at tinyurl.com/FHSEmptyBowlsTix

They can also be purchased at the door, cash or check only. 

The online auction will open on May 18 at midnight and will run through June 1 — visit tinyurl.com/FHSEmptyBowlsArt

For more info visit the Franklin Food Pantry page ->   https://www.franklinfoodpantry.org/empty-bowls-2022/


Get your tickets for the Empty Bowls Dinner - May 19
Get your tickets for the Empty Bowls Dinner - May 19

Sunday, April 3, 2022

Spring into Ending Food Insecurity -> News from the Franklin Food Pantry


Spring 2022
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Tina's Take
New Beginnings!

Spring is a time for new beginnings, and that is certainly the case for us at the Pantry. You may have heard our exciting news that we have purchased the former Edwin's building to be our new home. The new building will provide ample and accessible parking, warehouse, shopping, and community spaces needed to continue our programs as well as launch additional services to meet our neighbors' growing and changing needs. Renovations should begin later this year. In the meantime, we will continue to serve our neighbors at our current location. 
 
Speaking of which, we are so happy to reopen our inside shopping again. We are returning to our hybrid distribution for our neighbors by offering curbside distribution one day/night a week and appointment-based shopping two days a week. Staff and volunteers have missed seeing our neighbors inside. We are excited to offer a gluten-free section with our inside reopening! 
 
This April, we look forward to honoring our volunteers during volunteer appreciation month. While we appreciate our volunteers every day, we can't wait to celebrate them! Then we look forward to the annual Empty Bowls event on May 19. This year the event will be back in-person with a simple meal, events for kids, an auction, and more. Come join us and the Franklin High School Empty Bowls Club to raise awareness about food insecurity.   
 
We are so excited for spring and what will happen next at the Pantry! Thank you for all your support. 

Best – Tina Powderly 
New Building News
We have purchased a new building to better serve our neighbors. The building, formerly known as Edwin's, is located at 341 West Central Street and will undergo renovations to convert it into a functional, accessible, and expanded Pantry. 

Renovations should begin later this year. In the meantime, we will continue to operate at our current location and we appreciate the continued support of Rockland Trust. For more information visit here.
Save the date for Empty Bowls 2022! Join us and the Franklin High School Empty Bowls Club on Thursday, May 19. Attendees will receive a simple meal of soup and bread and leave with an empty bowl to remind them that somewhere, someone's bowl is empty. There will also be a silent auction, a giving wall, and a kids' art table! Buy your tickets here or at the door (cash or check only at the door!) #FranklinCanfillemptybowls.
We have a variety of Empty Bowls Sponsorships available for businesses and individuals who want to support The Pantry. Sponsorships range from "Soup Starter" at $500 to "Pot of Gold" at $3000.

Visit here for more information or to sign up!
Hybrid Distribution is Back!
We are excited to return to our hybrid distribution model! Our neighbors can shop curbside on Tuesdays from 9:00 am - 1:00 pm and 5:30 - 6:30 pm or make an appointment and come inside the Pantry to shop on Thursdays and Fridays from 9:00 to 1:00 pm. Hybrid distribution allows our neighbors to receive food the way they like it and we are happy to help them!
Annual Appeal!
Keep an eye out for our 2022 Annual Appeal. This year you'll hear from our neighbor Laura about how much the Pantry has helped her and you'll learn all the ways you can help Laura and others like her!
Food and Fund Drives! 

We appreciate all of our community support! If you are interested in collecting food for the Pantry, please fill out our online food and fund drive form. This helps us plan and ensure that our neighbors get the food they need all year long! Thank you!  
Volunteer Appreciation Month

April is Volunteer Appreciation Month! While we appreciate our volunteers all year, we want to take a moment to thank all of our volunteers for their flexibility, time, and heart. We couldn't do what we do without you! Get ready for some fun surprises!
Spring Cleaning

Thank you to the Franklin Rotary Club for their donation of cleaning supplies for our neighbors! Each year they donate buckets full of cleaners, sponges, and supplies to help our neighbors with their spring cleaning!

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