On Saturday, September 27, The United Regional Chamber of Commerce is hosting an Electronic Recycling event to benefit the Franklin Food Pantry. The event takes place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Franklin Village Shopping Center.
"Join us at our annual Electronic Recycling Event to benefit the Franklin Food Pantry! Bring us your unwanted electronic waste and a non-perishable food item for each item you'd like to recycle, all proceeds to benefit the Food Pantry. Clean out your electronic junk, while helping out a great cause! Please note there is a small fee for CRTs, TVs, and secure hard drive destruction."
Click here to see the Facebook Event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1493804670866690/?ref=3&ref_newsfeed_story_type=regular
|United Regional Chamber of Commerce|
Access to local emergency services and community resources is vital to our low-income and elderly residents. The Massachusetts Department of Telecommunications and Cable (DTC) wants residents to “stay connected” and is reaching out to those who need phone service but can’t afford it. During “Lifeline Awareness Week,” September 9-15, the DTC is promoting the Lifeline Assistance Program which offers discounts to help residents have access to basic local telephone service. Lifeline helps low income consumers connect to the nation’s communications networks, find jobs, access health care services, connect with family, and call for help in an emergency.
Within the Bureau of Environmental Health in the Department of Public Health (DPH), the Massachusetts Food Protection Program strives to ensure a safe and wholesome food supply in the Commonwealth. A large part of this effort includes educating Massachusetts how to avoid food contamination – whether produced conventionally, organically, or in a personal garden.
In honor of September being National Food Safety Education Month, Massachusetts helps residents lower the risks of foodborne illness by promoting proper food preparation and storage tips.
|National Food Safety Education Month|
|Lisa Leake's 100 Days of Real Food website|