Showing posts with label party 4 the pantry. Show all posts
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Tuesday, April 2, 2024

Party for The Pantry, a Musical Fundraiser for the Franklin Food Pantry, Raises $19,000

The Franklin Food Pantry, which provides supplemental food assistance and programs in Franklin, Massachusetts, is grateful to be the recipient of the Party for The Pantry fundraising event organized by Ray Auger and Bill Donovan. The ticketed party, which took place on Friday, March 29, 2024, at GlenPhamer Distillery in Franklin raised more than $19,000 to benefit The Pantry. The evening’s entertainment included music from The Pub Kings, South Street Six, and J.P. Royer, a silent auction, and numerous raffle prizes. 

Sponsors for the event included: Allegra Marketing Print Mail, Coastal Closets New England, Colonial Fence Co., Core Chiropractic & Physical Therapy, Eagle Stainless Steel, Elemen-Tree House, Franklin LGBTQ Alliance, Franklin Matters, Tim Rice Photo, UpFront Guitars, J.M. Aldrich, The Baur Family, The Chouinard Family, The Gendreau Family, and Laura and Kyle Juszczyszyn. 

“Coming together for a night of music, fun, and friendship is a great way to bring awareness to a growing need and support those experiencing hunger,” said Ray Auger, co-organizer of Party for The Pantry. “The Franklin Food Pantry positively impacts thousands of lives, and we love giving back to this organization that assists so many.”

Independent fundraising events are an essential operating revenue source for The Pantry.  Funds raised allow The Pantry to purchase food and personal care items, offer programs and services, and support daily operations. 

“We are extremely grateful to Ray Auger and Bill Donovan for organizing this year’s amazing Party for The Pantry, and the event sponsors, raffle donors, and attendees for their generosity and support,” said Tina Powderly, Executive Director, Franklin Food Pantry. "The proceeds from this year's Party for The Pantry will go directly to feeding people, make a difference in the fight against food insecurity, and help strengthen our community."  

Party for The Pantry, a Musical Fundraiser
Party for The Pantry, a Musical Fundraiser
For more information on supporting the Franklin Food Pantry, or to attend an upcoming fundraising event, please visit the Franklin Food Pantry website.

About the Franklin Food Pantry, Inc.
The Franklin Food Pantry, Inc. offers supplemental food assistance, household necessities, and resource referral programs to more than 1,300 individuals per year. The Pantry relies on donations and grants to purchase items and pay for daily operations, and partnerships with The Greater Boston Food Bank, Lovin’ Spoonfuls, and local grocery stores to achieve greater buying power and lower costs. Programs include In-person Shopping, Curbside Pick-up, Emergency Food Bags, Mobile Pantries, Home Delivery, Kids’ Snack Bags, Weekend Backpacks, Holiday Meal Kits, Community Gardens, and the Franklin Farmers Market. 
The Pantry is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization in good standing in Massachusetts, recognized by Charity Navigator as a Four-Star Charity, and awarded GuideStar’s Platinum Transparency ranking. The Pantry is located at 341 W. Central St. in Franklin, MA on Route 140. Please visit for more information.

Thursday, February 29, 2024

Party For The Pantry '24 Promises an Unforgettable Evening of Fun, Music, and Generosity

Get ready to mark your calendars for an evening of excitement and giving back as Party For The Pantry gears up to take center stage on Friday, March 29th at 7:00 PM. Hosted at the picturesque GlenPharmer Distillery in Franklin, this event promises to be an unforgettable experience for all attendees.


According to co-organizers Ray Auger and Bill Donovan, Party For The Pantry is not just about having a good time; it's about making a difference in the community. Auger states, "We're thrilled to bring back Party For The Pantry for another year of fun and fundraising. This event allows us to come together as a community and support our neighbors in need."


Party For The Pantry '24 Promises an Unforgettable Evening of Fun, Music, and Generosity
Party For The Pantry '24 Promises an Unforgettable Evening of Fun, Music, and Generosity

Attendees can anticipate a night filled with live music, featuring sensational performances by local favorites Jon-Paul Royer, The Pub Kings, and South Street Six. With their electrifying tunes, attendees will be dancing the night away in support of a great cause.


Donovan emphasizes the importance of community involvement, stating, "Party For The Pantry is a testament to the power of community. By joining us for a night of music and merriment, attendees are not only supporting the Franklin Food Pantry but also demonstrating their commitment to helping those facing food insecurity in our community."


In addition to the lively entertainment, Party For The Pantry will offer attendees the chance to win fantastic prizes through an array of raffle opportunities. From Silent Raffles to Standard Raffles to Super Raffles, there's something for everyone. Attendees can try their luck while supporting the Franklin Food Pantry, as all proceeds from the event will directly benefit those in need within the community.


Tickets for this charitable extravaganza are priced at $40 per person, offering access to a cash bar stocked with delightful GlenPharmer spirits to keep the celebration going all night long.


Party For The Pantry presents an opportunity for businesses and individuals alike to get involved through sponsorship. Those interested in becoming sponsors are encouraged to visit to learn more about sponsorship opportunities.


Individuals can contribute to the event's success by donating raffle items valued at $50 or more. To donate a raffle item, please email


For more information about Party For The Pantry and to purchase tickets, please visit


For media inquiries, please contact: Ray Auger – – 617-851-7542

Friday, February 23, 2024

Get your tickets to the Party for The Pantry scheduled for March 29 at GlenPharmer Distillery

The Franklin Food Pantry and partners Ray Auger of MyFM 101.3 and William James of The Pub Kings will host Party for The Pantry; a night of celebration, and community, on Friday, March 29, 2024, at 7 PM, at GlenPharmer Distillery in Franklin, Massachusetts. 

Dance the night away with sensational performances from local bands and take part in silent auctions and raffles. All proceeds from the event will support the Franklin Food Pantry, which offers supplemental food assistance, household necessities, and resource referral programs to individuals and families throughout the Franklin community. 

Tickets to this 21+ event are $40 each and can be purchased at

Sponsorship opportunities are available for $350 and include a listing on the event banner, mention on MyFM 101.3, social media posts on MyFM 101.3 and Franklin Food Pantry, and two tickets to the event.  

Get your tickets to the Party for The Pantry scheduled for March 29 at GlenPharmer Distillery
Get your tickets to the Party for The Pantry scheduled for March 29 at GlenPharmer Distillery

Disclosure: Franklin Matters is proud to be a sponsor of this Party for the Pantry event.

Friday, January 26, 2024

Save the date: Party for the Pantry - March 29 at Glen Pharma

Ray Auger posted on Facebook ->
Save the date! March 29th 2024!  
Party For The Pantry 2024 to benefit the Franklin Food Pantry!  
Three bands... The Pub Kings, South Street Six and (TBD).  
New locations! GlenPharmer Distillery in Franklin. Tickets available February 1st!
We are currently seeking sponsors and raffle donations. Please reach out to myself or William James if you would like to help stock the shelves for those in need!

Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Party for the Pantry - Virtually fund raising - Thursday, July 16

Join us for our 5th Annual Party For The Pantry to benefit the Franklin Food Pantry! It's been an interesting year, to say the least, and the pantry is in need of supplies now more than ever. So instead of totally cancelling our Party this year, we're bringing the Party to YOUR living room!

Keep an eye on the Amped Up Promotions page ( for a special link that will connect you to the party on Thursday July 16 starting at 7 PM.

We'll be featuring live performances from local musicians, talk to our friends from the pantry and hear from some special guests.

Donate NOW here... or

Live music by...
  • Jennifer Tefft
  • Jon-Paul Royer
  • Matt Zajac
  • South Street Six
  • Jeff Roy
  • Ken DoRosario
  • Ken Barney
  • Danielle DeLucia

Party for the Pantry Sponsors:
  • Colonial Fence Company
  • Mint Dental
  • Fenton Financial Group
  • Draper & Kramer Mortgage
  • Cheron Tree Services
  • Franklin Matters
  • Envoy Mortgage
  • Nerds to Go
  • Simons
  • Infotrust
  • Vendenti Motors
  • b,Luxe

Follow the Facebook event for updates

Party for the Pantry - Virtually fund raising - Thursday, JUly 16
Party for the Pantry - Virtually fund raising - Thursday, July 16

Monday, March 16, 2020

Franklin Food Pantry: Coronavirus Update - March 16, 2020

"We want to thank our community for the amazing show of support that they have shown us over the past few days. We're so grateful for your donations to help us to continue to serve our neighbors through this crisis.
The Coronavirus poses an even bigger health threat to our community's most vulnerable populations - low-income individuals and senior citizens - who can't afford to miss work or an extra trip to the grocery store. With schools closed and many people out of work, we expect to see an increased need for our services. If you haven't had an opportunity and are able to donate, we'd appreciate your help. You can easily donate online. Thank you again for your support.

While our doors will still be open to all who need us, we are making some changes to ensure safety among our guests. We are limiting those who enter The Pantry. Effective immediately we are suspending our volunteer hours and will have less staff working. We will offer no shopping within The Pantry.
Instead, we ask that our neighbors keep their appointments and drive up to The Pantry and a staff member will bring prepackaged bags to their car or through walk up services. We will offer the prepackaged bags through April 6 and will reevaluate the situation then.

We are working closely with town officials and school administration to get the word out to the community that we are here for those that need us and also to discuss programs, such as the weekend backpack program, that are impacted by school closures. We will keep the community updated as plans are finalized.
In addition we also will be postponing two of our large Spring fundraising events: The Party for The Pantry and Empty Bowls. We know many of you look forward to these events and we will keep you updated when we are able to reschedule them. Thank you to our Sponsors for their support.
Please follow us on Facebook for regular updates.

If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to me at"


Lynn Calling
Executive Director
Franklin Food Pantry

Shared from the "Coronavirus Update - March 16, 2020"

Franklin Food Pantry: Coronavirus Update - March 16, 2020
Franklin Food Pantry: Coronavirus Update - March 16, 2020

Saturday, February 29, 2020

Fifth Annual Party For The Pantry to take Place April 4

Join the Event of the Season and 
Raise Money for the Franklin Food Pantry

On April 4, 2020 local musicians will band together to raise money for the Franklin Food Pantry at the 5th Annual Party for the Pantry. The event runs from 7:00 am -12:00 am at THE BLACK BOX in Franklin, MA. 

The Party for the Pantry is a fun night of live music from local bands, dancing, raffles, auctions and community giving. Co-organizer Bill Donovan explains why he and co-organizer Ray Auger decided to start this annual event five years ago. “The Franklin Food Pantry does not receive funds from the state or town. They rely ultimately on us, the community, to help keep the shelves full.”

“We are looking for raffle items donated by local businesses and individuals this year for our regular raffle, “Super Raffle” and silent auction. A bulk of the money raised comes directly from the raffles so we appreciate all who donate,” explains Raffle Coordinator Deirdre Donovan. If you are interested in donating please contact Deirdre at,

The night’s musical lineup includes live performances by We’re Going Streaking, Karate Show and South Street Six, and more to be added. All musicians have ties to the Greater Franklin area and donate their time and talents for the cause. Tickets go on sale March 1 and can be purchased at:

The Fifth Annual Party For The Pantry cannot be made possible without the generous sponsorships of our community. As of February 25, this year’s sponsors include: B Luxe Salon, Charon Tree Service, Dean Bank, Envoy Mortgage Company, Franklin Matters, Nerds To Go and Tranquil Souls Yoga. If you would like to sponsor this event please contact Kim Cooper at: or visit:

“We are so grateful to Bill and Ray for organizing this event every year to help raise funds for The Pantry,” said Lynn Calling Executive Director for The Franklin Food Pantry. “The Franklin Food Pantry serves over 1,100 of our Franklin area neighbors and we rely on financial and food donations to help provide them with the healthy fresh fruit, vegetables, meat, dairy and canned goods they need to help them with their food insecurity. The money raised from this event will go a long way toward helping our neighbors. We look forward to a great night of music and community!”

About the Franklin Food Pantry

The Franklin Food Pantry offers supplemental food assistance and household necessities to over 1,100 individuals. Clients have access to a variety of fresh, frozen and nonperishable foods on monthly scheduled shopping trips as well as Walk-in Fridays. They can visit the Pantry daily for fruits, vegetables, bread and pastry. As a nonprofit organization, the Pantry depends entirely on donations, and receives no town or state funding. In 2019, 302,336 pounds of food was provided to clients. Other programs include the Weekend Backpack Program, Carts for Clients, Mobile Pantry, emergency food bags and holiday meal packages. Visit for more information.
Fifth Annual Party For The Pantry to take Place April 4
Fifth Annual Party For The Pantry to take Place April 4