Month: June 2013

“Balance is the key”

Finance Committee Chairman James Roche, who for more than a decade has played an integral part in shaping the town’s annual budget, has decided not to seek reappointment.  Roche, however, isn’t going far, taking on a new role as treasurer for the Franklin Food Pantry.  “I think I can help them put some systems in… Read more »

“just $31.50 a week, $4.50 a day, or $1.50 a meal”

Secretary John Polanowicz kicked off the SNAP Challenge this week with a shopping trip at Save-A-Lot in Springfield to highlight the importance of this benefit as a front line defense against hunger. The Secretary is joining his family, Congressman James McGovern, Department of Transitional Assistance Commissioner Stacey Monahan, Senator Jamie Eldridge and participants across the… Read more »

Rockland Trust donates $43K to Franklin Food Pantry

Yes, relationships matter! Thanks to Rockland Trust this provides the space we operate from to serve the Franklin community. Rockland Trust this week announced its continued support of the Franklin Food Pantry with a $43,200 donation to renew the pantry’s rent-free lease for the fifth consecutive year. The food pantry provides between 2,600 and 3,200… Read more »