2.25 tons of food collected to ‘Stamp out Hunger’ Thank you!

The Franklin postal carriers drove their trucks by the Food Pantry before completing their rounds on Saturday.

Each truck as it arrived was greeted by volunteers who unloaded the truck, weighed the bags, sorted the items for date and damage, and then either filled the appropriate shelves or stacked the items for future use.

When the last truck had pulled away and the last item sorted the tally came out to net more than 4500 pounds or 2 1/4 tons of food and non-food items.

Thank you 

  • Franklin neighbors for taking the time to leave a donation
  • postal carriers for making the rounds to gather the donations
  • volunteers for handling the goods and for helping to stock the shelves!

Photos from the ‘Stamp Out Hunger’ food drive processing on Saturday

truck before unloading
truck before unloading

volunteers unloading the truck
volunteers unloading the truck
staging prior to weighing in
staging prior to weighing in
weighing in the bags and containers
weighing in the bags and containers

date checking the goods after weighing in
date checking the goods after weighing in

why do we check for dates? to sort out items like this
why do we check for dates? to sort out items like this
stocking the shelves
stocking the shelves

thank you notes and candy for the postal carriers
thank you notes and candy for the postal carriers