Saturday, April 19, 2014

Stuff A Truck Challenge At Healthy Kids Day

The Franklin Food Pantry will be bringing their new Mobile Pantry Truck to Healthy Kids Day and we challenge you to help us fill it with healthier items!

The Stuff a Truck Challenge will close out the Hockomock Area YMCA 2014 Healthy Futures Food Drive.

When: Saturday, May 3rd

Where: Patriot Place NRG Plaza, Foxborough MA

Time: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Hockomock YMCA
Hockomock YMCA
 Suggested donation items include: high fiber cereal, low sodium canned vegetables, toiletries, paper goods, whole grain pasta, pasta sauce, olive oil, spices, 100% fruit juice, multi-vitamins, white tuna, cans of beans, oatmeal, nuts or seeds
Mass in Motion
Mass in Motion

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Stamp Out Hunger - Sat, May 10

The postal carriers will be conducting their annual "Stamp Out Hunger" food drive to help the Franklin Food Pantry.

Stamp Out Hunger - May 10
Stamp Out Hunger - May 10

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

SNETT trail Healthy Heart Kick-off - Apr 25

Please join us as we celebrate the unveiling of the DCR Healthy Heart Trail, with an informative and fun introduction to a local trail gem, The Southern New England Trunkline Trail (SNETT). We will begin with a formal presentation at the Y and then move to the SNETT for a walk on the trail and picnic luncheon with our Y families.

Opening remarks provided by Representative Jeffrey Roy, Town Administrator Jeff Nutting, Franklin resident and YMCA Board member Brian Kelly, and a DCR representative.

There will be opportunities for networking prior to the start of the program and while on the trail.

Friday, Apr 25, 2014
9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Bernon Family YMCA
45 Forge Hill Road

DCR Healthy Heart Trail Kick-off
DCR Healthy Heart Trail Kick-off
Please RSVP to Marissa L. Garofano MPH, CHES by Apr 22
Director of  Community Wellness
Hockomock Area YMCA

For more information about the SNETT visit the Franklin Bellingham Rail Trail Committee webpage

Monday, April 14, 2014

Aubuchon Hardware - Apr 19

Please join us for some refreshments and help support the Franklin Food Pantry. We will have our grills set up and be cooking hot dogs and offering other treats for you to enjoy. In lieu of payment for refreshments we will be accepting monetary donations for the Franklin Food Pantry.
Aubuchon Hardware
Aubuchon Hardware
The Franklin Food Pantry helps our neighbors throughout the community obtain the food they need. During their last year, approximately 1,590 individuals were served by the Franklin Food Pantry, over 35% are children. Also the Pantry distributed more than 186,000 pounds of food, which was an increase of 35,000 pounds from the prior year.

Saturday, Apr 19 - 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

National Volunteer Week - Thank you!

National Volunteer Week, April 6-12, 2014, is about inspiring, recognizing and encouraging people to seek out imaginative ways to engage in their communities. It's about demonstrating to the nation that by working together, we have the fortitude to meet our challenges and accomplish our goals.  

THANK YOU to the many volunteers who make the work of the Franklin Food Pantry possible!

National Volunteer Week
National Volunteer Week

Looking for a creative way to help out? Why not put together a team of family, friends, or co-workers to run or walk on May 10th?  The Elks are hosting a 5k to benefit the Franklin Food Pantry and The Wounded Warriors Project.  You can find all the details at: