Category: hunger

“They work hard, but can’t protect their families from hunger”

How come the Franklin Food Pantry is busy? “The poverty rate in Massachusetts is the highest it’s been since 1960. The inflation-adjusted wages of the lowest-paid workers haven’t budged in decades. Income inequality in the state has become greater than in the nation as a whole.” – The Boston Globe, November 2014 screen grab of… Read more »

Annual “Fight Hunger” Paintball Challenge – 2013

Where: FOX 4 Paintball Field – 159 Milford Street, Upton, MA 01568 Email: Dave Painter ( Phone: 508-529-FOX4 (3694) When: Saturday, September, 21st 2013 Time: 9:00am to 4:00pm RAIN OR SHINE! OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!! A raffle for a Paintball rifle A portion of the admission price will be donated to the Franklin Food Pantry. We… Read more »

Hunger Banquet – November 13, 7:00 PM

Losing power seems to be a random event. Your residence loses power and folks on the next block still have power. Frustrating? You bet. During the recent storms, you can drive around Franklin and see houses with lights and power, and then rows of houses in the dark. Hunger can be like that too. It… Read more »

D’Amato: The changing face of hunger

Catherine D’Amato is the President and CEO of the Greater Boston Food Bank (GBFB). She writes this column succinctly addressing the problem of hunger in MA. The Franklin Food Pantry sources a lot of the food we distribute from the GBFB. Sent to you by Steve Sherlock via Google Reader: D’Amato: The changing face of… Read more »