Category: food security

“I guess you don’t really see that a lot of people are in need”

WGBH visited Franklin recently when preparing a report in their continuing series on Rediscovering the Middle Class. They talked with Erin Lynch, Executive Director of the Franklin Food Pantry, and interviewd Doug and Karen Mow. In his living room in Franklin, Mow is keeping a close eye on the clock. He’s waiting for a client to call;… Read more »

“I saw people like me”

Catching up to the Boston Globe from earlier this week: Dan Ryan looks at an empty plate the same way a painter considers a blank canvas: a starting point for something delectable. But what was once an exciting moment for the chef is now a symbol of anxiety. He constantly worries that he cannot put… Read more »

How to avoid food contamination

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… Read more »

#GivingTuesday to help the Food Pantry provide everyday

Thanksgiving and the other end of year holidays bring many folks around a dinner table to enjoy a good meal with the family and friends. While the awareness of hunger is heightened during this time of year, the reality is such that hunger is a year round problem. The Franklin Food Pantry looks for ways… Read more »