Showing posts with label thankful. Show all posts
Showing posts with label thankful. Show all posts

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

The Franklin Food Pantry says "Thank You"

In the spirit of Thanksgiving, Gratitude Hugs to our many supporters who touched our hearts and shelves this past year – With you we are able to make a difference. Thank You.

Thank you:

Linda, Dave, Michael and Tony for your extraordinary dedication in keeping the shelves stocked and clients satisfied 

Vicki, Karen, Amy, Linda, Maureen, Paul and Steve for bringing your talent and collaborative spirit to our new Board

Rockland Trust
Susan and Pat for your support during this transition

75+ volunteers who helped us unload, sort and stock over 8,000 lbs of deliveries and donations this month

Volunteers for helping us assemble more than 200 Thanksgiving bags

Interfaith Council for working together to collect food donations to fill our Thanksgiving bags

Davis Thayer Bobcat Buddies and Mrs. Wayne for organizing, assembling and delivering 65 Thanksgiving bags

Mayflower trucking for picking up our turkeys from the Greater Boston Food Bank

Tony M for donating turkeys in memory of your wife Dora

Panera, Elizabeth's Bagels and BJ's bakery for your weekly bread and pastry donations

Lisa for your time, mentoring spirit, generous resources and connections

Stop and Shop for hosting a collection bin for the Franklin Food Pantry resulting in more than 6,000 lbs of donations this year

Rich Brachold, Bigelow Station and 3 restaurant for organizing a wonderful evening of friends, fundraising, great food, music and dancing

Legacy Place for including us in your inaugural event

Tangerini's Farm for your generosity and fresh, local produce which made Mondays our favorite day for 20 weeks

Amy and Tony for meeting us at the Farm every week to help with UPick and loading 15 CSA shares

Brenda for helping us back at the pantry every Monday for 20 weeks of free, fresh produce distributions

Backyard gardeners who donated their garden harvest to those in need

Acorn Animal Hospital and Vet Med for keeping our pet food shelves stocked

Andrew Wilson (& Wilson family) for Eagle Scout project organizing and completing more than 130 hours developing our database

Annie Sullivan Middle School
Benjamin Franklin Classical Charter School
Berry Insurance
Birthday celebrations who collected Food Pantry donations instead of presents
BJ's Franklin
Boston Sports Club
Boy Scout Troops
Caritas Norwood Hospital
Chestnut Dental
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
Church of the Redeemer
Circle of Friends Coffeehouse
Clients for your gratitude and patience
Cost Cutters
Curves Franklin
David Thayer Elementary School
David & Pat
Dean Bank
Dean College
Define by Design
Digital Federal Credit Union
Donations of gently used refrigerators and freezers
Dr Mark Valle DDS
Dr William Koplin DDS
ElemenTree House
Elizabeth's Bagels Franklin
Emma's Quilt Cupboard
ERA Key Realty
Fallon Community Health Plan
Families who collected food while trick or treating this year
Feed the Need
Feet in Motion School of Dance
First Universalist Society Franklin
Franklin Alden Club
Franklin Art Association
Franklin Chargers
Franklin Childrens School
Franklin Community
Franklin Country Day Camp
Franklin Downtown Partnership
Franklin Elks
Franklin Federated Church
Franklin High School
Franklin High School National Honor Society
Franklin Interfaith Council
Franklin Library
Franklin Lions Club
Franklin Newcomers
Franklin Postal Workers
Franklin Rod & Gun Club
Franklin Rotary
Franklin School for the Performing Arts
Franklin Schools and PCCs
Franklin Senior Center
Franklin Skilled Nursing
Franklin Sons of Italy
Franklin United Methodist Church
Franklin VFW
Franklin Youth Hockey for bringing a Giving Garden closer to reality
Friends of Franklin
FX ORegan ECDC Preschool
Girl Scout Troops
Greater Boston Food Bank
Gutter Gals
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
Helen Keller Elementary School
Hockomock YMCA
Horace Mann Middle School
HP angel who helped us stay within our technology budget
Integrated Defense Solutions
Jefferson Elementary School
Keller Williams Realty
Kennedy Elementary School
Kimberly Clark
Legacy of Giving
Liquor World
Longobardi Construction
MA Track Coaches Association
Metrowest Community Healthcare Foundation
Middlesex Savings Bank
Milford Daily News for Gifts of Hope and helping us share our stories
Mom's Clubs
Next Generation
New England Chapel
Oak Street Elementary School
Obers Express
Panera Bread Franklin
Parmenter Elementary School
Paul A Longobardi Trucking
Pierce Aluminum
Prospect Hill Country Day School
Random Smile
Remax Executive Realty
Remington Middle School
Ricks Restaurant
Rockland Trust
Santa Foundation
Shaws Supermarket
St Johns Episcopal Church
St Marys Catholic Church
St Vincent de Paul
Stop and Shop
Sunrise Montessori School
Tangerini's Farm
Team Fitness
Temple Etz Chaim
Thermo Fisher Scientific
Town of Franklin
Tri County High School
United Regional Chamber of Commerce
United Way of Tri County
Vendetti Motors
Vet Med
Weight Watchers
WGAO 88.3 FM (Dean College)
WMRC 1490 AM (Milford)
Women's Success Network

to the many individual donors who we are unable to mention by name

to the many neighbors who support us anonymously

Gratitude Hugs to All - Happy Thanksgiving

Please forward our Thank You to anyone associated with those listed above.

in gratitude,
Anne Marie
Anne Marie Bellavance
Franklin Food Pantry
43 West Central Street
PO Box 116
Franklin, MA  02038
(508) 528-3115

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Thanks for outstanding students at FHS

Continuing the theme of giving thanks this week for all we have, here is the photo from the School Committee meeting last week with two outstanding Franklin High School seniors getting MASS Excellence Awards in Math.


Left to right: Principal Peter Light, Kimberly Takahata, Christopher Anderson, School Committee Chair Jeff Roy and School Superintendent Maureen Sabolinski

The photo was also added to the live reported meeting notes

Monday, November 23, 2009

Friday, March 13, 2009

Thank you!

To whomever picked this up downtown and took the time to return it to me. This is much appreciated.

I had dropped it when running last Thursday morning. I know I had it in my pocket at the corner of Summer and East Central. When I checked again on Wachusett it was gone. I completed my run, got into the car and retraced my route. As I went along Union, I was dismayed to find that the DPW crews were out street sweeping. Good for them and cleaning up the town but that also meant that if I had dropped it on Union, I had no chance of getting it back. It would have been gobbled up in the sweeper.

With it returned, it must have fallen out somewhere along East Central before I turned on Union.

Anyway, my thanks to the person who picked it up and was kind enough to return it. Franklin does have fine people living here. Don't let anyone say otherwise!

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Franklin: Autumn Color

Franklin: Autumn Color, originally uploaded by shersteve.

The forecast doesn't seem to have bright and clear skies for this Thanksgiving Day so a picture from a recent 'good' day is appropriate.

We have so much to be thankful for in Franklin.

We can work through our problems, we can continue to be a Top 10 community to raise a family, a Top 100 community to retire, and continue to be a place to be thankful for!