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Friday, December 10, 2021

2021 Turkey Trot a Great Success - Thank You!

Wow! Wow! Wow! 

The 10th Annual Turkey Trot for the Franklin Food Pantry was an incredible success thanks in large part to your sponsorship and support. We offer our gratitude for your generosity which will help the Food Pantry continue its service for our community's most vulnerable. You have led by example, showing your care and involvement in the town of Franklin and we hope you'll join with us again in 2022! 

The grand total of funds raised through sponsorship, race entrants, donations, and shirt sales is a whopping $35,000, topping all previous years. It is truly amazing what the collective effort of a few can do and you've been a part of it.

We hope the holidays are a time of joy and gratitude for you,

Best Wishes!
--
erin campbell
Race Director

2021 Turkey Trot a Great Success - Thank You!
2021 Turkey Trot a Great Success - Thank You!




Tuesday, November 30, 2021

2021 - Franklin Turkey Trot 5K Results | Second Wind Timing

Catching up to share the results of the Franklin Turkey Trot held on Thanksgiving morning. Over 600 pre-registered, more did so the day of the Trot, and almost 600 finished either running or walking (as I did).

On this #Giving Tuesday donations to the Franklin Food Pantry as welcomed!




2021 - Franklin Turkey Trot 5K Results | Second Wind Timing
2021 - Franklin Turkey Trot 5K Results | Second Wind Timing


Wednesday, November 17, 2021

Have you registered for the Turkey Trot yet?

The Franklin Food Pantry is pleased to announce that the annual Franklin Turkey Trot is back in-person on Thanksgiving, November 25, 2021 at 8:00 AM and is celebrating its ten year anniversary! The 5K starts at 91 Jordan Road, Franklin, MA and follows a lollipop route in a local neighborhood.

The registration fee goes directly to the Franklin Food Pantry, keeping donations local to help feed those in need. Participants can register online here. Due to COVID restrictions, the Franklin Food Pantry will not be able to accept food donations instead of the fee. Thank you for understanding this change in policy. Runners can also purchase a t-shirt directly from the registration page to commemorate their experience.

“In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, The Pantry has shifted its distribution model to meet our neighbors’ changing needs for food and services. This month, we are moving to a hybrid distribution model, offering both in-person and drive-up distribution. We have added home delivery and mobile pantries to reach our neighbors who cannot come to us and increased office hours to assist neighbors who may need more than food,” said Tina Powderly, Executive Director for the Franklin Food Pantry. “We are so grateful for the continued tradition of the Franklin Turkey Trot to help fund our many services. These programs help us provide hunger relief to our community, especially during these
challenging times.”


Race web page for info on the race, course, etc. ->   http://www.franklinturkeytrot.org/

About the Franklin Food Pantry
The Franklin Food Pantry offers supplemental food assistance and household necessities to more than 1,000 individuals per year. The Franklin Food Pantry is not funded by the Town of Franklin. As a private, nonprofit organization, we depend on donations from individuals, corporations, foundations and other strategic partners. We are grateful for our many partnerships, including that with the Greater Boston Food Bank, that allow us to achieve greater buying power and lower our costs. Donations and grants fund our food purchases, keep our lights on, and put gas in our food truck. Other programs include home delivery, Weekend Backpack Program for Franklin school children in need, mobile pantry, emergency food bags and holiday meal packages. The Pantry is located at 43 W. Central St. in Franklin on Route 140 across from the Franklin Fire Station. Visit www.franklinfoodpantry.org for more information.
The pack is off and running in the 2019 Franklin 5K Turkey Trot
The pack is off and running in the 2019 Franklin 5K Turkey Trot

Friday, October 15, 2021

Franklin 5K Turkey Trot Returns to In-Person Race - Nov 25, 2021

The Franklin Food Pantry is pleased to announce that the annual Franklin Turkey Trot is back in-person on Thanksgiving, November 25, 2021 at 8:00 am and is celebrating its ten year anniversary! The 5K starts at 91 Jordan Road, Franklin, MA and follows a lollipop route in a local neighborhood.

The $20 early bird registration fee is effective through October 18 and then increases to $25. The registration fee goes directly to the Franklin Food Pantry, keeping donations local to help feed those in need. Participants can register online here. Due to COVID restrictions, the Franklin Food Pantry will not be able to accept food donations instead of the fee. Thank you for understanding this change in policy. Runners can also purchase a t-shirt directly from the registration page to commemorate their experience.

“In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, The Pantry has shifted its distribution model to meet our neighbors’ changing needs for food and services. This month, we are moving to a hybrid distribution model, offering both in-person and drive-up distribution. We have added home delivery and mobile pantries to reach our neighbors who cannot come to us and increased office hours to assist neighbors who may need more than food,” said Tina Powderly, Executive Director for the Franklin Food Pantry. “We are so grateful for the continued tradition of the Franklin Turkey Trot to help fund our many services. These programs help us provide hunger relief to our community, especially during these
challenging times.”

There are also several opportunities for local businesses to sponsor the race. Funds received from sponsorships are used to cover costs associated with the event, including the race registration company, timing technology, insurance, and security details. 

Funds raised above our expenses go directly to support the Franklin Food Pantry. Interested sponsors should contact Laura Often at loften@franklinfoodpantry.org or Krystal Whitmore at franklinturkeytrot@gmail.com.

Thank you to our current 2021 Sponsors**:

Platinum: b.Luxe, The Church of Jesus Christ and Latter-Day Saints, MyFm Media, Starr Glick Orthodontics, and Terrazza
 
Gold: Accurate Baker Elman, Capstan Atlantic, DDR Contracting, Fenton Financial, La Cantina Winery, Middlesex Bank, Mount Street Farm, Paul A. Longobardi & Son’s Trucking and Vet Med Pet Supplies

Silver: Citizens Bank, Eagle Stainless Tube, Franklin Nutrition, Franklin Matters, Law Offices of Roche and Roche, P.C, LemonTree, Paula McNulty, Safford Insurance, Simons Furniture Vendetti Motors and Xpressions

Friends: The Campbell Family, Bob Donahue, Molly Bradosky, The Fitzgerald Family, LDS Church 1st and 2nd Wards, KW Premier Properties, The Lobo Family, The Morandi Family, Kathleen O’Neill, Pool Pals, Mike and Maureen Sabolinski, and The Shimer, Shanks and Tait Family.
“I’d also like to thank Race Director Krystal Whitmore and our Sponsorship volunteer, Kim Cooper. We are fortunate to have an incredibly hard-working group of dedicated volunteers, led by Krystal, to make this event come to life,” said Powderly. “Krystal organizes church members, high school students, and her own family to plan and work the event, while Kim works tirelessly to secure local businesses to cover the associated costs. The Turkey Trot is an amazing amount of work, and we could not hold this incredible community tradition without them.”
 **Sponsors as of October 11, 2021


Race web page for info on the race, course, etc. ->   http://www.franklinturkeytrot.org/

About the Franklin Food Pantry
The Franklin Food Pantry offers supplemental food assistance and household necessities to more than 1,000 individuals per year. The Franklin Food Pantry is not funded by the Town of Franklin. As a private, nonprofit organization, we depend on donations from individuals, corporations, foundations and other strategic partners. We are grateful for our many partnerships, including that with the Greater Boston Food Bank, that allow us to achieve greater buying power and lower our costs. Donations and grants fund our food purchases, keep our lights on, and put gas in our food truck. Other programs include home delivery, Weekend Backpack Program for Franklin school children in need, mobile pantry, emergency food bags and holiday meal packages. The Pantry is located at 43 W. Central St. in Franklin on Route 140 across from the Franklin Fire Station. Visit www.franklinfoodpantry.org for more information.
The pack is off and running in the 2019 Franklin 5K Turkey Trot
The pack is off and running in the 2019 Franklin 5K Turkey Trot


Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Franklin Turkey Trot - Nov 25, 2021 - Registration is Open

The 10th Annual Franklin Turkey Trot registration is OPEN! 


Please visit www.franklinturkeytrot.org for race information and registration. 


Free t-shirts to the first 100 to register.  Also, please let us know if you are interested in being a race sponsor.


Thanks!

--
Krystal Whitmore
Race Director

Franklin Matter is proud to help sponsor this event 

Franklin Turkey Trot - Nov 25, 2021 - Registration is Open
Franklin Turkey Trot - Nov 25, 2021 - Registration is Open


Thursday, November 26, 2020

Virtual Franklin Turkey Trot - TODAY or anytime

Get ready to burn off those Thanksgiving calories before dinner AND give to the Franklin Food Pantry (https://www.franklinfoodpantry.org/).

This year the Franklin Food Pantry is holding its 9th Annual Franklin Turkey Trot 5K as a virtual race. The turkey trot will still officially run on Thanksgiving morning, November 26th, but you can run or walk your own personal 5K when it is most convenient for you. Once you have finished the race, you can post a picture on social media sharing that you completed your run and use the hashtag #turkeytrot2020

To register, go to http://www.franklinturkeytrot.org!

All proceeds from this event go directly to the Franklin Food Pantry to provide quality healthy food to hungry families in our local community. In 2019, the over 1000 entrants, donors and sponsors raised almost $21,000! 

We hope you will still join us and register to support this great cause!


-- 
Krystal Whitmore
Race Director
www.franklinturkeytrot.org 


Note: Franklin Matters is proud to sponsor this fund raising effort for the Franklin Food Pantry.

 

Virtual Franklin Turkey Trot - TODAY or anytime
Virtual Franklin Turkey Trot - TODAY or anytime

Thursday, November 19, 2020

Franklin Food Pantry: Sharing the bounty of love and giving

Dear Pantry Friends,

During this season of Thanksgiving, hunger and food insecurity receive a lot of attention. Thanksgiving is, typically, a time when families and friends gather around a table and a bounty of food!  Unfortunately, that bounty of food is not a reality for everyone and this year many more people are facing a more difficult holiday season. Feeding America has just shared the most recent statistics  reminding us that there is still a lot of work for us to do to continue to decrease food insecurity in the Commonwealth.   

-    1 in 7 people (1 in 5 kids) in the Commonwealth is considered food insecure
-    During the pandemic, Massachusetts, has seen the greatest percentage increase of individuals experiencing food insecurity anywhere in the country - up 59%.
-    We have also seen the greatest increase in childhood food insecurity - up 102%.
-    Norfolk County has seen the largest percent change in child food insecurity - up 163%.
-   Communities of color have been disproportionately impacted by the pandemic and food insecurity - 1 in 5 Black households, and nearly 1 in 3 Latino/a households is experiencing food insecurity.  For white households, the number is 1 in 8.   

The Franklin Food Pantry's mission is to alleviate food insecurity and compassionately empower our community through resources and collaboration.  We are doing this with your help.  Hunger does not stop after the holidays.  We can continue to provide food for our neighbors through your support - and there are a number of ways in which you can help:

  -  Donate. If you can make a monthly commitment, that helps us even more!
  -  Run or walk in this year's re-imagined Turkey Trot.
  -  Sponsor a Food Elf.
  -  Create a fundraising page.
  -  Become a Food Pantry Ambassador.
  -  Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
  -  Share our newsletter.
  -  Continue to educate yourself about food insecurity.

Everyone can make a difference. Thank you for all that you have done for the Pantry.  From our hearts to yours, we wish you a very safe and happy Thanksgiving.  As always, if you have any questions, concerns, or would simply like to talk (or zoom!), my door is always open!

With Appreciation, 

Lynn Calling

Executive Director

 

Franklin Food Pantry
Franklin Food Pantry Turkey Trot 2020
 

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Tuesday, October 20, 2020

“This year, more than ever, we have seen the importance of the Food Pantry to our Franklin Community"

From the Milford Daily News, articles of interest for Franklin:

"The Franklin Food Pantry recently announced that the annual Franklin Turkey Trot will still happen in 2020, but will occur with a few changes to keep runners safe and provide help to pantry neighbors.

While the turkey trot will still officially run on Thanksgiving morning, Nov. 26, each runner can run or walk their own personal 5-kilometer course when it is most convenient and can map out their favorite course anywhere throughout town. Once runners have finished the race, they can post a picture on social media sharing that they completed their run and their time while tagging the Franklin Food Pantry and using the hashtag #turkeytrot2020.

The registration fee of $25 goes directly to the Franklin Food Pantry, keeping donations local to help feed those in need, and participants can register at franklinturkeytrot.org.

The Franklin Food Pantry will not be able to accept food donations in lieu of the fee. The first 100 registrants will receive a commemorative T-shirt. Runners can also purchase a T-shirt directly from the registration page."

Continue reading the article online (subscription may be required)
 
2019 Turkey Trot Runners
2019 Turkey Trot Runners

 
 

Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Virtual Franklin Turkey Trot - Nov 26 or anytime

Get ready to burn off those Thanksgiving calories before dinner AND give to the Franklin Food Pantry.

This year the Franklin Food Pantry is holding its 9th Annual Franklin Turkey Trot 5K as a virtual race. The turkey trot will still officially run on Thanksgiving morning, November 26th, but you can run or walk your own personal 5K when it is most convenient for you. Once you have finished the race, you can post a picture on social media sharing that you completed your run and use the hashtag #turkeytrot2020. 

To register, go to http://www.franklinturkeytrot.org! Free shirts will be given to the first 100 to register.

All proceeds from this event go directly to the Franklin Food Pantry to provide quality healthy food to hungry families in our local community. In 2019, the over 1000 entrants, donors and sponsors raised almost $21,000! 

We hope you will still join us and register to support this great cause!


-- 
Krystal Whitmore
Race Director
www.franklinturkeytrot.org 


Note: Franklin Matters is proud to sponsor this fund raising effort for the Franklin Food Pantry.

2019 Turkey Trot Runners
2019 Turkey Trot Runners

Wednesday, September 30, 2020

9th Annual Franklin Turkey Trot - Sponsors sign up now

This year The Franklin Food Pantry is holding its 9th Annual Franklin Turkey Trot 5K as a virtual race. The turkey trot will still officially run on Thanksgiving morning, November 26th, but each runner can run or walk their own personal 5K when it is most convenient for them. Once runners have finished the race, they can post a picture on social media sharing that they completed their run and use the hashtag #turkeytrot2020. All proceeds from this event go directly to the Franklin Food Pantry to provide quality healthy food to hungry families in our local community. In 2019, the over 1000 entrants, donors and sponsors raised almost $21,000!   

 

Funds received from sponsorships are used to purchase t-shirts for the first 100 registered race participants. Any additional money from sponsorships will go directly to support the Franklin Food Pantry.  We are excited to offer different sponsorship levels to meet your needs. Please go to http://weblink.donorperfect.com/TurkeyTrotSponsorship2020  to sign up today. Please make checks out to Franklin Food Pantry.


Presenting Sponsor $750

  • Listed as a Presenting level sponsor on website (www.franklinturkeytrot.org) with logo and link 

  • Listed as a Presenting level sponsor on website (www.franklinfoodpantry.org) with logo and link

  • 6 :15 second spots on myfm 101.3 for two weeks prior to the event

  • Featured thank you in Franklin Food Pantry newsletter

  • Promotional materials in race pack

  • Top billing of company logo on back of race t-shirt

  • Included in all press releases

  • 4 complimentary race entries and 4 race t-shirts


Gold Level Sponsor $500

  • Listed as a Gold level sponsor on website (www.franklinturkeytrot.org) with logo and link

  • Listed as a Gold level sponsor on website (www.franklinfoodpantry.org) with logo and link

  • 6 :15 second spots on mfm 101.3 for two weeks prior to the event

  • Promotional materials in race pack

  • Included in all press releases

  • Company logo on back of race t-shirt

  • 2 complimentary race entries and 2 race t-shirts


Silver Level Sponsor $250

  • Listed as a Silver level sponsor on website (www.franklinturkeytrot.org)

  • Listed as a  Silver level sponsor on website (www.franklinfoodpantry.org) with logo and link

  • Included in all press releases

  • Company name on back of race t-shirt

  • 1complimentary race entry and 1 race t-shirt


We sincerely thank you in advance for your generous support. If you have any questions please email Krystal Whitmore at franklinturkeytrot@gmail.com or Kim Cooper at kcooper@franklinfoodpantry.org

 

With gratitude,


Krystal Whitmore     Kim Cooper

Race Chair Donor Relations Manager

www.franklinturkeytrot.com www.franklinfoodpantry.org
   


9th Annual Franklin Turkey Trot
9th Annual Franklin Turkey Trot

Friday, November 29, 2019

Franklin Turkey Trot raises $20,000 for Franklin Food Pantry on Thanksgiving morning

"The Turkey Trot this morning was amazing. We had almost 900 participants register and the race raised approx. $20,000 plus 2,000 pounds of nonperishable donations for the Franklin Food Pantry!!
We are truly thankful for the support of our community and for your continued sponsorship helping make this race happen each year!"

Happy Holidays!!


Krystal Whitmore
Race Director
www.franklinturkeytrot.org


The race results can be found online  https://my.raceresult.com/143614/
The rain did not stop 599 runners and walkers who completed the course in time to see the sun shine!

And they're off! (Scott Mason photo)
And they're off! (Scott Mason photo)

in the pack waiting for the start
in the pack waiting for the start

part of the 2,000 pounds gathered for the Franklin Food Pantry
part of the 2,000 pounds gathered for the Franklin Food Pantry

several real turkeys were in the race neighborhood

For more about the Franklin Food Pantry, visit their web page
https://www.franklinfoodpantry.org/  where they do accept financial donations securely online

Franklin Matters is proud to be a sponsor of this event.
 

Friday, November 22, 2019

Reminder: Help the Franklin Turkey Trot support the Franklin Food Pantry

Franklin Turkey Trot Registration is OPEN and waiting for you! Running or walking (I will be walking) gives you a worthy excuse to have that extra piece of pie later Thanksgiving Day.

Please visit www.franklinturkeytrot.org for race information and registration.

If you have any questions, please email franklinturkeytrot@gmail.com.

See you at the race! If you can't run or walk, you can donate to the Franklin Food Pantry online at  https://www.franklinfoodpantry.org/

Franklin TURKEY TROT Registration Open
Franklin TURKEY TROT Registration Open

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Help the Franklin Turkey Trot support the Franklin Food Pantry

Franklin Turkey Trot Registration is OPEN and waiting for you! Running or walking (I will be walking) gives you a worthy excuse to have that extra piece of pie later Thanksgiving Day.

Please visit www.franklinturkeytrot.org for race information and registration.

If you have any questions, please email franklinturkeytrot@gmail.com.

See you at the race! If you can't run or walk, you can donate to the Franklin Food Pantry online at  https://www.franklinfoodpantry.org/

Franklin TURKEY TROT Registration Open
Franklin TURKEY TROT Registration Open

Thursday, November 7, 2019

Franklin Food Pantry: Season of Gratitude and Giving

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Franklin Food Pantry  


  
Newsletter
Fall 2019
Season of Gratitude and Giving  

Relieving hunger. Nourishing lives.


Letter from Lynn

As I wrap up my first 3 months at the Franklin Food Pantry, I have so much to reflect on, but what stands out to me the most is the welcome and support that I have found within the Franklin community. It's clear to me that the Franklin community recognizes the importance of the Food Pantry.

Many Americans are just one job loss or medical crisis away from food insecurity. The Franklin Food Pantry knows this and is here when someone needs us - whether it is for a short time due to a life circumstance, or if it is on an ongoing basis. 

We believe that no one should go hungry or need to worry about where their next meal will come from. I am grateful to be working with such an amazing team of staff and volunteers, as well as a supportive community, that believes in supporting their friends and neighbors. 

Since January 1, 2019, 119 volunteers have shared over 4,000 hours of their time with us! During this same period, we have distributed 1,308 backpacks to Franklin elementary school children, we have served 467 households representing 1,034 individuals: 164 seniors, 604 adults, and 266 children. 

While food insecurity is an ongoing issue for our town, our state, and our country, the people of Franklin should feel proud to know that they are part of the solution. 


There are many ways for you to get involved - run with us on Thanksgiving morning, volunteer as a Food Elf (or support one with a donation!), make a financial contribution, shop through AmazonSmile and share our social media posts.  We appreciate the support the community has shown us, and we could not do it without you.

If you have questions or would like to get more involved with us, please feel free to reach out to me. My door is always open, and I always have an empty seat available at my table to sit down and chat.

With Appreciation,
Lynn Calling
Executive Director








Franklin Turkey Trot 5K Family Fun Run
There's still time to sign up! 
http://www.franklinturkeytrot.org/

Don't miss out on this fun family tradition for a great cause on Thanksgiving morning. Grab your turkey hats and your running shoes and bring your friends, family and co-workers. You'll be home in time for your turkey dinner with a full heart and ready for a full belly. The race is open to runners and walkers of all ages.

You can register online here or at the Race location on Wednesday November 27 from 7-9 pm or Morning of Race from 6:30 am to 7:30 am.
http://www.franklinturkeytrot.org/

The race begins at 8 am Thursday, November 28 at 91 Jordan Road, Franklin, MA. Thank you for coming out to support the Pantry and Happy Thanksgiving!

Special thanks to our race organizer Krystal Whitmore and to all of our race sponsors*:

Platinum sponsors: Starr and Glick Orthodontics

Gold sponsors: Capstan Atlantic
Zagg

Silver: 
Benchmark at Forge Hill Senior Living
The Donahues
Franklin Glass Company
Franklin Matters
Middlesex Savings Bank
Rosado and Sons
Simon's Furniture

Friends:
Bradosky Family
Byerly Family
Campbell Family
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
Hilltop Auto
Lobo Family
McNulty Family
Terrazza
Truscott Family
Vendetti Motors
*as of October 29, 2019



If you'd like to be sponsor contact Kim Cooper at kcooper@franklinfoodpantry.org

Franklin Food Pantry       www.franklinfoodpantry.org 

Our facility is generously donated by Rockland Trust.
We are located at 43 West Central Street, Franklin MA,
on Route 140 in the Rockland Trust parking lot, 
across the street from the fire station.

Rockland Trust.