Sunday, December 14, 2014

Franklin Food Elves Drop-Off Day Photos

The Franklin Food Pantry was a busy place Saturday morning with Franklin Food Elves bringing in the donated goods they collected. A few industrious elves improvised a slide system to make the drop-offs easier, while a few more elves helped to weigh, sort and store the donations.

Final totals will be announced later this week as more donations continue to pour in.


(L to R) Elf Ellie Teixeira, Head Elf Cameron Piana and Executive Director Erin Lynch
(L to R) Elf Ellie Teixeira, Head Elf Cameron Piana and Executive Director Erin Lynch
Food Elves unloading

The improvised slide helped make the job easier
The improvised slide helped make the job easier

Food Elves unloading

Executive Director Erin Lynch
Executive Director Erin Lynch

many hands make quick work


many hands sorting

results of the food drive

This was re-shared from the Franklin Downtown Partnership

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Families Helping Families

A Free Community Event to Support our Local Food Pantries


Saturday December 13, 6-8 pm at Living Buddha Nature


All monetary donations go to our local food pantries in Millis and Franklin to directly support local families.


Enjoy a free concert by international Virtuoso guitarist Aaron-Larget Caplan


Raffle at event for prizes including yoga and tai chi classes, massages, gift certificates, and surprise gifts! Share free refreshments and time together as a community during this event.

screen grab of Living Buddha Nature webpage
screen grab of Living Buddha Nature webpage


Living Buddha Nature 969 Main St. (Rt. 109) Millis, MA 02054 www.mylbn.com

The flyer for today's event:


Thursday, December 11, 2014

FPAC Stages Holiday Musical Performance For Area Community Organizations


The Franklin Performing Arts Company (FPAC) will host a special performance of the original holiday musical ’Tis the Season! for community youth, family and social services organizations on Friday, December 19, at 7:30 p.m. at the Thomas D. Mercer Auditorium, located at 224 Oak Street in Franklin. 
FPAC will distribute complimentary tickets for the December 19 performance through community organizations, including the Hockomock Area YMCA, local Best Buddies chapters, and Franklin Food Pantry. For more information about ticket availability, representatives from nonprofit community service organizations are encouraged to call 508-528-3370 or email Alan Mercer at amercer@fpaconline.com.

Franklin Performing Arts Company
Franklin Performing Arts Company
’Tis the Season!, an original large cast musical first presented by FPAC in 1995, is an upbeat, jazzy extravaganza featuring members of the Kenny Hadley Big Band with contemporary arrangements of favorite holiday classics in musical styles ranging from swing, R&B, and gospel to rock, pop, and Broadway. The show spotlights over 100 singers and dancers. Musical arrangements include Andy Williams’ It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year and Happy Holiday, songs from several popular television Christmas specials, Quincy Jones’ sensational version of the Hallelujah Chorus, and many surprises. Ring in the holidays with great merriment, fanfare and fun! 
A distinctive suburban non-profit arts organization founded in 1991, FPAC supports educational arts experiences, quality entertainment, and outstanding performance opportunities for professional artists, community performers, and students of the arts. With a focus on youth development and a commitment to live music, 
FPAC productions draw performers and audiences from more than 100 communities throughout the region. Tickets are available for purchase by the general public for regularly scheduled performances of ’Tis the Season! on December 20 at 7:30 p.m. and on December 21 at 2 p.m. For more information, call 508-528-3370 or visit www.fpaconline.com.

Franklin Performing Arts Company
Franklin Performing Arts Company

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Tis the season for giving

“We make a living by what we get.
We make a life by what we give.”
― Winston S. Churchill


Giving is as easy as 1, 2, 3

1 - You can give to help provide cupcakes for our December holiday meal. Visit The Cake Bar today to help out with the cupcake order.  

http://www.franklinfoodpantry.org/2014/11/lets-add-cupcakes-to-holiday-ham-dinners.html

2 - Make a reservation with Nice Car Care for your vehicle to get serviced. 5% of the profits from the services they provide during the month of December will come to the Food Pantry. 
http://www.franklinfoodpantry.org/2014/11/nice-car-care-gives-back-to-families-in.html

3 - The Franklin Food Elves are making it easy for you to help your neighbors in need during the "12 Days of Donating" campaign. From December 1 through December 12, volunteer Food Elves will be coming to your neighborhood, or you can donate goods at a local participating business.
http://www.franklinfoodpantry.org/2014/12/franklin-downtown-partnership-and-food.html


And if you prefer, you can also give directly via this secure online donation link


Donate securely here
Donate securely here