Author: Laura Often

Imagine the Possibilities – 2021 Annual Appeal

We’re asking for your help again because while the pandemic highlighted food insecurity nationwide, the need will not recede as this bright light fades. After the Great Recession, it took nearly ten years, until 2018, for food insecurity to return to pre-recession levels, and even then 37 million people were still at risk for hunger (Feeding America, March 2021).

This June we have launched our annual appeal. Our mission hasn’t changed, and we still need your support to feed our neighbors. The Franklin Food Pantry was here before the Pandemic, and we will be here after the Pandemic. Thank you for your support. Franklin is truly a community who cares for one another.

COVID Update May 27, 2021

As of May 29th, the Franklin Food Pantry recommends that all staff and volunteers wear masks when interacting with other volunteers or our neighbors.  If you are a neighbor, volunteer or staff who is not fully vaccinated, please continue to wear your mask and social distance when possible. This is an honor system.   

Empty Bowls 2021 Sponsors and Info

The Franklin High School Empty Bowls Club will host a reimagined Empty Bowls event on June 10. The event will take place at Franklin High School in the ceramics studio from 4:30 to 7:30 pm. Thank you to all of our sponsors.

Project Envoy – Thank you!

We’d like to thank you everyone who worked hard to make Project Envoy a success! Project Envoy, a community driven project, designed to support local restaurants who in-turn donated some of their proceeds to The Franklin Food Pantry, ran from February 1 through April 30. 

Franklin Food Pantry Honors Volunteers

The Franklin Food Pantry is pleased to celebrate its 2019 and 2020 Point of Light volunteer award winners. This distinction is led by the AmeriCorps in partnership with Points of Light. Points of Light is the world’s largest organization dedicated to volunteer service. Volunteers were honored at a small outdoor ceremony during Volunteer Appreciation month.