The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines impact as “a significant or major effect” on someone or something. As an organization devoted to ending hunger, we concern ourselves with making an impact on those we serve. For many individuals, we make their difficult circumstances more bearable; for some, we help them get back on their feet and become self-sufficient again.
Who do we impact?
Last year, we distributed 22,526 bags of groceries to our Franklin neighbors who included:
- 294 children
- 140 seniors
- 1,016 individuals
We distributed 251,719 pounds of food to 423 households. Most visited us monthly for supplemental food assistance; many came daily for bread and fresh produce.
What is our impact?
With access to fresh and nutritious food, our clients are able to focus on getting things done without the distraction of hunger. They are able to afford basic necessities because of the supplemental food they receive at the Pantry. They are able to tend to their responsibilities and relationships because they have the strength to do so. Things like:
- Look for a job
- Help their kids with their homework
- Do better in school
- Pay for utilities and rent
- Buy medicine
We are fortunate to have a generous community that gives us the resources, support and encouragement to help our neighbors through tough times. Thank you for helping us make an impact!