Showing posts with label food fund raising. Show all posts
Showing posts with label food fund raising. Show all posts

Wednesday, November 24, 2021

Franklin Food Pantry: How you can help with a food drive

via the Franklin Food Pantry

"In this season of giving, we appreciate all who wish to donate food to us. Due to our neighbor needs and our staff capacity we are not able to accept unscheduled food drop offs.  
If you would like to schedule a food drive please visit our food and fund donation form and work with us to find out what our neighbors need the most and what time works to drop off the food. 
Thank you for your support and understanding."
Food drive form: 

Shared from Facebook: 
https://facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=4960421323992442&id=105762322791724

Franklin Food Pantry: How you can help with a food drive
Franklin Food Pantry: How you can help with a food drive


Saturday, November 13, 2021

Register O'Donnell Announces 2021 Holiday Food Drive November 22 through December 29

Register O'Donnell Announces 2021 Holiday Food Drive

November 22 through December 29

Noting that some Norfolk County families are more worried about putting food on the table this holiday season, Register of Deeds William O'Donnell is asking people to contribute to the Annual Registry of Deeds Food Drive, starting Monday, November 22 and running through Friday, December 29, 2021.
 
"There is no doubt that Norfolk County is a destination place to live and to work. However, there are people throughout the county that are truly hurting. Just looking at our monthly foreclosure numbers, we at the Registry of Deeds can see firsthand how people are being adversely impacted. Misfortune can strike anyone in a number of ways, from a job loss to a medical catastrophe to an elderly person on a fixed income."
 
Today, according to the latest Project Bread statistics, 1 out of every 10 households in Massachusetts is considered food insecure. Furthermore 1 out of every 7 children in the state is also considered food insecure.   In fiscal year 2017 Project Bread received more than 28,000 calls for food assistance.
 
Register O'Donnell noted. "As we near the holiday season, there is definitely a need for more food assistance. Household expenses are higher due to the cost of home heating fuel and also food bills are higher with kids home during school vacation.  Let us be mindful during this Thanksgiving season that others may be in need of our help."
 
Non-perishable food items can be brought directly to the Registry of Deeds which is located at 649 High Street in Dedham. A donation bin will be set-up in the Registry's lobby and food can be dropped off Monday through Friday between 8:00AM to 4:30PM. Suggested donations include canned goods, breakfast cereals, pasta, sauces, toiletries and paper products.
 
If you can't get to the Registry to drop off food, you can check their website.at www.norfolkdeeds.org for a pantry location in your community. "Working together, we can truly make a huge difference this holiday season," concluded Register O'Donnell.
 
To learn more about these and other Registry of Deeds events and initiatives, "like" us on facebook.com/norfolkdeeds, follow us on twitter and instagram @norfolkdeeds.
 
The Norfolk County Registry of Deeds, located at 649 High St., Dedham, is the principal office for real property in Norfolk County. The Registry is a resource for homeowners, title examiners, mortgage lenders, municipalities and others with a need for secure, accurate, accessible land record information. All land record research information can be found on the Registry's website www.norfolkdeeds.org. Residents in need of assistance can contact the Registry of Deeds Customer Service Center at (781) 461-6101, or email us at registerodonnell@norfolkdeeds.org.
 
2021 Holiday Food Drive  November 20th through December 29th
2021 Holiday Food Drive  November 22 through December 29

Monday, April 19, 2021

Pantherbook: Nation Honor Society holds food drive

"From April 5th to May 1st, the National Honors Society advisors and members have organized a food drive to support the Franklin Food Pantry.

Students can support the drive by leaving donations in buckets available at the Town Hall, FHS Lobby, or police station.

If you would rather donations be picked up at your house, fill out this google form  to arrange for a volunteer to pick up supplies from your house."

Continue reading the article online 

Google Form to schedule pickup

Pantherbook: Nation Honor Society holds food drive
Pantherbook: Nation Honor Society holds food drive

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Hold the date: Missions Food Pantry Collection on Sept 25

Franklin Federated Church will be helping our neighbors in need in Franklin.  The collection is scheduled for Sept 25, 2020 rain or shine. Additional information contained in the PDF flyer here

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1n4hXxAW8a2ngI5hDlw1G40OFyPbZwwEh/view?usp=sharing


 

Hold the date: Missions Food Pantry Collection on Sept 25
Hold the date: Missions Food Pantry Collection on Sept 25

 

Thursday, July 16, 2020

Circle of Friends: Don White online concert Thurs, July 23




Don White Thurs, July 23 7 PM
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Circle of Friends: Don White online concert Thurs, July 23
Don White Online Thursday, July 23rd, 7 PM
The Circle of Friends Coffeehouse presents an online concert by Don White on Thursday, July 23rd at 7 PM to benefit the Franklin Food Pantry.  Don is an award-winning singer/songwriter, a comedian, an author, and a storyteller. He's been bringing audiences to laughter and tears for thirty years. He is a Circle of Friends regular whose songs and stories always have our crowds rolling in the aisles.  http://www.donwhite.net/

Franklin's Jamie Barrett opens the show. Special surprise guest(s) will be joining Don at the end of the show for a song circle.  If you check our last email that may give you a clue. More info next week

You will be able to view this show on YouTube or on Don's Facebook page.

There is no fee but donations will be accepted and benefit the Franklin Food Pantry.

Here is the link to YouTube: https://youtu.be/Zwoc7dXhnpU
The Circle of Friends Coffeehouse is a non-profit organization affiliated with Franklin's First Universalist Society.   Please visit http://www.circlefolk.org/  for more information.

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Sunday, March 22, 2020

Hockomock Area YMCA Responds with Food Collection & Distribution

During this unprecedented public health crisis, the Hockomock Area YMCA is inspired by the efforts of the community to come together to support those in need. These efforts include assembling take home meals and coordinating food drive collections and distribution – all for children, families and individuals in need – supporting the fifteen communities the Hockomock Area YMCA serves.

The Hockomock Area YMCA is working with school nutrition departments and community partners to ensure that children and families have meals while schools remain closed. The Y is collaborating in North Attleboro and Milford to provide take home meals to serve children and families. In just four days more than 2,200 grab and go meals were distributed. No advanced paperwork or signup is required. 

The Hockomock Y is also coordinating food drive collections. “Our Y will continue to be a force of good in these difficult times,” says Ed Hurley, president of the Hockomock Area YMCA. “We encourage those who are able to provide contributions of non-perishable foods to do so at any of our Hockomock Area YMCA branches.” 

Donation boxes are located outside of the Y’s branches in Foxboro, Franklin, and North Attleboro every weekday between 9:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. for non-perishable food items. Through these food collections, beginning next week the Hockomock Y will be distributing a family-size food bag at its branches in Foxboro, North Attleboro, and Franklin. 

Details and schedules are available on the Y’s website at www.hockymca.org and will be updated daily. Hurley acknowledged the many local businesses and organizations who have already joined in these efforts. Said Hurley, “CVS Health, Stop & Shop, the United Way of Massachusetts Bay and the Captain Kyle Van De Giesen Award fund have stepped up with generous financial contributions in this time of need.”

“Challenging times often brings out the best in people. Please know that our Y is committed to being there for our members, our staff and our community,” adds Hurley.

Additional information on these food distribution and collection efforts in the community, as well as suggested donation items, are available at hockymca.org.

If you are interested in providing monetary donations, please contact Katie Moore at katiem@hockymca.org or 508-643-5265.

About Hockomock Area YMCA:
Where Cause Meets Community. At the Hockomock Area YMCA, strengthening community is our cause. The Hockomock Area YMCA is an organization of men, women, and children sharing a commitment to nurture the potential of kids, promote healthy living, and foster a sense of social responsibility.

Our YMCA is committed to partnering and collaborating with others to create and deliver lasting personal and social change in the 15 communities we are privileged to serve. The Hockomock Area YMCA is a not-for-profit charitable cause-driven organization with facilities in North Attleboro, Foxboro, Franklin, and Mansfield. For more information visit hockymca.org.

Hockomock Area YMCA Responds with Food Collection & Distribution
Hockomock Area YMCA Responds with Food Collection & Distribution

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Hockomock Area YMCA Hosts Food Drive To Help Feed Families

The Hockomock Area YMCA welcomes donations to the sixth annual Stop &a Shop Healthy Futures Food Drive, which will take place at all three Hockomock Area YMCA branches and at locations within the community March 9th to April 15th. This work is part of the Y’s Healthy Futures Initiative, a commitment to promoting physical activity and nutrition to improve health outcomes for youth and communities, which is generously supported by Stop & Shop.

Over the last year, the Y has worked collaboratively with school districts and food pantries to create take home food programs onsite at local schools. Today there exist 34 school-based pantries in Bellingham, Franklin, Hopedale, Mansfield, Medway, Milford, Millis, North Attleboro, Plainville, Sharon and Wrentham alone—representing a 90% increase in one year. While local food pantries provide a critical service in our communities, school-based food pantry options can complement community offerings. 

Hockomock Area YMCA Hosts Food Drive  To Help Feed Families
Hockomock Area YMCA Hosts Food Drive  To Help Feed Families
These models allow students to discreetly access a supply of healthy food directly from their schools, especially prior to the weekend when there are often challenges with reliable sources of healthy meals. Additionally, school personnel who know the children and families in the district can help to identify those who may be in need of this service or who may not be comfortable accessing a traditional food pantry.

Collections from the food drive will be delivered to the schools by YMCA staff and volunteers and will go a long way to reduce child hunger and alleviate household food insecurity. Having healthy food available at schools removes challenging barriers to food access for busy families, such as long work hours and transportation. Members of the community can directly support local students by donating healthy, kid-friendly food to the 2020 food drive.

Suggested items include: oatmeal cups/packets, macaroni & cheese boxes/cups, granola bars (nut free whole grain preferred), applesauce or mandarin orange cups (no added sugar), whole grain crackers, tuna pouches in water (low sodium), Progresso chicken soup (low sodium), rice boxes/cups, Barilla Ready Pasta and pasta boxes. Grocery store gift card donations can also be made in person at the YMCA Member Service Desks.


Tuesday, October 30, 2018

FHS Unified Basketball had a great night with the Challenge!

















What a night! Unified Sports and the Food Pantry Challenge
What a night! Unified Sports and the Food Pantry Challenge

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Reminder: Help with the Franklin St. Mary’s St. Vincent de Paul Thanksgiving food baskets

Each year, the St. Vincent de Paul headquarters in Stoughton offers the Franklin St. Mary’s St. Vincent de Paul Thanksgiving food baskets ($10 each) for distribution throughout the community. If you are in need of assistance for Thanksgiving, please call the St. Vincent de Paul office at (508) 918-2291.

The St. Mary’s St. Vincent de Paul Society will be conducting its 9th annual Thanksgiving Food Drive on the weekend of November 18 and 19, to enhance the baskets from HQ and to restock our food pantry shelves. 

Suggested items to donate include applesauce, cranberry juice, popcorn, peanut butter, jelly, jams, cookies, crackers, bread mix, pudding, candy corn, cranberry sauce, stuffing, cereal, fruit cocktail, coffee/tea/cocoa, boxes of chocolate, canned yams and vegetables, rice, chowder, and a Thanksgiving tablecloth or decoration.

Donations may also be dropped off any time between now and November 19 and may be placed in the boxes at the doors of the church. 

Please know that these donations will give many families in the community a memorable Thanksgiving dinner. Thank you for all your help and support!


Help with the Franklin St. Mary’s St. Vincent de Paul Thanksgiving food baskets
Help with the Franklin St. Mary’s St. Vincent de Paul
Thanksgiving food baskets

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Help with the Franklin St. Mary’s St. Vincent de Paul Thanksgiving food baskets

Each year, the St. Vincent de Paul headquarters in Stoughton offers the Franklin St. Mary’s St. Vincent de Paul Thanksgiving food baskets ($10 each) for distribution throughout the community. If you are in need of assistance for Thanksgiving, please call the St. Vincent de Paul office at (508) 918-2291.

The St. Mary’s St. Vincent de Paul Society will be conducting its 9th annual Thanksgiving Food Drive on the weekend of November 18 and 19, to enhance the baskets from HQ and to restock our food pantry shelves. 

Suggested items to donate include applesauce, cranberry juice, popcorn, peanut butter, jelly, jams, cookies, crackers, bread mix, pudding, candy corn, cranberry sauce, stuffing, cereal, fruit cocktail, coffee/tea/cocoa, boxes of chocolate, canned yams and vegetables, rice, chowder, and a Thanksgiving tablecloth or decoration.

Donations may also be dropped off any time between now and November 19 and may be placed in the boxes at the doors of the church. 

Please know that these donations will give many families in the community a memorable Thanksgiving dinner. Thank you for all your help and support!


Help with the Franklin St. Mary’s St. Vincent de Paul Thanksgiving food baskets
Help with the Franklin St. Mary’s St. Vincent de Paul
Thanksgiving food baskets

Monday, October 30, 2017

Help with the Franklin St. Mary’s St. Vincent de Paul Thanksgiving food baskets

Each year, the St. Vincent de Paul headquarters in Stoughton offers the Franklin St. Mary’s St. Vincent de Paul Thanksgiving food baskets ($10 each) for distribution throughout the community. If you are in need of assistance for Thanksgiving, please call the St. Vincent de Paul office at (508) 918-2291.

The St. Mary’s St. Vincent de Paul Society will be conducting its 9th annual Thanksgiving Food Drive on the weekend of November 18 and 19, to enhance the baskets from HQ and to restock our food pantry shelves. 

Suggested items to donate include applesauce, cranberry juice, popcorn, peanut butter, jelly, jams, cookies, crackers, bread mix, pudding, candy corn, cranberry sauce, stuffing, cereal, fruit cocktail, coffee/tea/cocoa, boxes of chocolate, canned yams and vegetables, rice, chowder, and a Thanksgiving tablecloth or decoration.

Donations may also be dropped off any time between now and November 19 and may be placed in the boxes at the doors of the church. 

Please know that these donations will give many families in the community a memorable Thanksgiving dinner. Thank you for all your help and support!

Help with the Franklin St. Mary’s St. Vincent de Paul Thanksgiving food baskets
Help with the Franklin St. Mary’s St. Vincent de Paul
Thanksgiving food baskets

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

St. Mary's St. Vincent de Paul - "Rise and Shine" Food Drive

The St. Mary's St. Vincent de Paul Society would like to help our Franklin children to have a great start as they begin the new school year! It is so important for all students to have a nutritious breakfast before they head off to school each day! 

We are focusing on breakfast foods for our St. Vincent de Paul "Rise and Shine" food drive next weekend, September 2/3. We would appreciate donations of all kinds of breakfast foods, especially Pop-Tarts, protein bars, granola bars, pancake mix, maple syrup, jelly, juice boxes, crackers, graham crackers, school snacks and paper products. (Let's include coffee and tea for the adults too.)

Thank you all for your generosity and thank you also to our parents and teachers!

Donations may be dropped off at the doors of the church anytime.


St Mary's Parish, Franklin
St Mary's Parish, Franklin

Friday, August 4, 2017

St. Mary's St. Vincent de Paul August Food Drive

The St. Mary's St. Vincent de Paul Society will also be holding the August food drive during the weekend of August 5 and 6. We are so grateful for every item that is donated to our SVdP food pantry week after week. Because of these donations we are able to pack up many bags of food and offer them to our neighbors in need. 

For our August food drive, we are requesting peanut butter, jelly, spaghetti sauce, rice mixes, fruit juice and canned vegetables. Donations may be dropped off in the boxes at the doors of the church on the weekend of August 5/6.

All your food donations go right back into the community to help our neighbors who in their hour of need, turn to St. Mary's.

Thank you for helping us to work together to make a difference in our community!




St Mary's Parish, Franklin
St Mary's Parish, Franklin

Saturday, July 9, 2016

Franklin Elks Lodge: Touch - A - Truck - July 30

The Franklin Elks Lodge Touch - A - Truck Free Family Event is scheduled for July 30th from 9:00 AM - Noon. Touch - A - Truck will be held at the Elks Lodge at 1077 Pond St, Franklin MA 02038.

There will be lots of different vehicles for kids to explore as well as popcorn, hot dogs, and cold drinks. 

This is an event to benefit the Food Drive that the Elks conduct to benefit Christmas Food Baskets for Families in our Local Communities. The Elks will be accepting can goods and non-perishable food items.

Franklin Elks Lodge: Touch - A - Truck - July 30
Franklin Elks Lodge: Touch - A - Truck - July 30


Stay up to date on the event by watching the event page on Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/events/785251864907645/

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Register O'Donnell Announces Annual Holiday Food Drive



Norfolk County Registry of Deeds

Register O'Donnell Announces Annual Holiday Food Drive

Norfolk County Register of Deeds William P. O'Donnell announced today that the Registry of Deeds Annual Holiday Food Drive will take place from Monday, November 23, 2015 through Thursday, December 31, 2015.

"Here in Norfolk County," noted Register O'Donnell, "some of our less fortunate neighbors continue to face economic hardship. We know this because we see each month the Notice to Foreclose Mortgage recordings that take place. Furthermore, at a statewide level, Project Bread noted that 1 out of every 10 households in Massachusetts is food insecure."

Local pantry officials agree food donations, especially as we head into the winter and holiday months, are critical to their operations. "The holiday season is the busiest time of year. For the past 40 years, we have relied on the generosity of our local communities to donate food and help neighbors in need," noted Rick Doane, Executive Director of Interfaith Social Services of Quincy. Unfortunately, the issue of hunger does not stop at any border. Rene Feuerman, Director of the Brookline Food Pantry noted, "Unfortunately, we are seeing an increase in the number of individuals and families needing assistance. Just this past summer, we added 100 families to our needs list. Currently, we are feeding 850 households in Brookline."

Non-perishable food items can be brought directly to the Registry of Deeds, 649 High Street, Dedham from Monday, November 23, 2015 through Thursday, December 31, 2015. A donation bin will be set up in the Registry building lobby which is open to the public Monday through Friday from 8:00AM to 4:30PM. Suggested donations include canned goods, breakfast cereals, pasta, sauces, toiletries and paper products.

Those who wish to donate but are unable to travel to the Registry can do so by donating food supplies at their local pantries across Norfolk County. "Dropping off a food donation at the Registry or a local food pantry could make the difference in a family's holiday. Working together, we can make a huge difference this holiday season," concluded Register O'Donnell.

For a list of local food pantries, please visit the Registry of Deeds website at www.norfolkdeeds.org. To learn more about these and other Registry of Deeds events and initiatives, like us at facebook.com/NorfolkDeeds or follow us on twitter.com/NorfolkDeeds.

The Norfolk County Registry of Deeds, located at 649 High Street, Dedham, is the principal office for real property in Norfolk County. The Registry is a resource for homeowners, title examiners, mortgage lenders, municipalities and others with a need for secure, accurate, accessible land record information. Residents in need of assistance can contact the Registry of Deeds Customer Service Center at (781) 461-6101, or on the web at www.norfolkdeeds.org.


Register William P. O'Donnell

Norfolk County Registry of Deeds

phone: 781-234-3336

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Norfolk County Registry of Deeds | 649 High Street | Dedham, | MA | 02026-1831
screen grab of Norfolk Deeds webpage
screen grab of Norfolk Deeds webpage


Wednesday, December 5, 2012

12 Days of Donating: Day 5

On Day 5 of the "12 Days of Donating", let's continue to look back through the events of the year and see how much we can be thankful for in Franklin.

In May, there was a whole lot going on. candidate campaigns for Rep Jim Vallee's seat started, the Master Plan Committee held its first public forum, and the annual Memorial Day activities took place among the many events for the month. 

The one event, i'd like to focus on here is the combined Library Book Sale and DPW "Touch a Truck". This is a good example of Franklin seamlessly providing a quality event and yet it is a combined Town and non-profit sponsored event. The DPW provides the facility and the vehicles are arranged for easy access around the garage and parking areas. The food is donated by local businesses. The Library Book Sale is coordinated by the Friends of Franklin Library and is an all volunteer non-profit effort. The turnout is great, the smiles and bags of books are plentiful. The Library (and hence the Franklin residents) benefit from the funds raised. There is also a separate collection for the Franklin Food Pantry (which we appreciate!).

One could walk away from the event and think this is a wonderful thing that the town does. And they would be right. It is a result of the wonderful collaboration that can be very effective among the various Franklin organizations.



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Guy Supernor poses as Batman

For more photos from the Library Book Sale and DPW "Touch a Truck" day
http://www.franklinmatters.org/2012/05/library-book-sale-and-dpw-touch-truck.html

Another good example of collaboration is the current 12 Days of Donating where the Franklin Food Elves are combining forces with the Franklin Downtown Partnership benefit the Franklin Food Pantry. Donation bins are available at these participating businesses:
  • Berry Insurance, 9 Main St.
  • Chestnut Dental Associates, 38 Pond St.
  • Dean Bank, 21 Main St.
  • Dean College, Campus Center
  • DCU, 500 West Central St.
  • East Coast Driving School, 25 East Central St.
  • Emma’s Quilt Cupboard, 12 Main St.
  • Franklin Downtown Partnership Office, 9 East Central St.
  • Jane’s Frames, 11 East Central St.
  • Murphy Business, 15 East Central St.
  • RE/MAX Executive Realty, 445 Franklin Village Dr.
You can also make a donation securely through the Franklin Food Pantry web page


Day 4 - http://www.franklinmatters.org/2012/12/12-days-of-donating-day-4.html 
Day 3 - http://www.franklinmatters.org/2012/12/12-days-of-donating-day-3.html
Day 2 - http://www.franklinmatters.org/2012/12/12-days-of-donating-day-2.html
Day 1 - http://www.franklinmatters.org/2012/11/12-days-of-donating-day-1.html

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Feed the need 5k

Part of the donations gathering here for the feed the need turkey trot 5k.

The Franklin Food Pantry appreciates the community support!