Category: Milford Daily News

“Stamp Out Hunger” – May 9th

The pantry announced this week that the letter carriers will pick up food donations from residents’ mailboxes on Saturday, May 9. Later the mail trucks will line up at the West Central Street pantry to unload their haul.  Residents can donate to the food drive by leaving a bag of non-perishable food where their letter… Read more »

Exciting times – the Governor visits the Food Pantry

Franklin’s Representative Jeff Roy brought Governor Deval Patrick for a visit to the Food Pantry Thursday morning. The Milford Daily News article reporting on the visit to Franklin writes in part: Roy also brought Patrick and Kerrigan to the Franklin Food Pantry. Erin Lynch, the pantry’s executive director, discussed efforts to expand the space. And… Read more »

“It’s a really nice collaboration”

You may recall that the Dave Matthews Band was helping the Food Pantry. How much help did they provide? This year, Lynch said, the pantry convinced Reverb to invite Hoffmann Farm, run by Nick Hoffmann, who started his community-supported agriculture program anew in 2012 after moving to Franklin from New Braintree.  At the show last… Read more »

Director Linda Sottile recognized with Community Service Award

The Franklin Food Pantry will launch a mobile food service next month, extending aid to the needy who, for whatever reason, cannot make it to the downtown pantry.  Director Linda Sottile announced the new mobile pantry Friday during an event at the senior center, where she received a community service award from the Council on… Read more »

“Distributing food is just one piece of the puzzle”

The Milford Daily News writes about an increase in activity at food pantries in the area. They talked with Erin Lynch, Director of Development at the Franklin Food Pantry: The pantry, Lynch said, is on an awareness and outreach campaign, looking at its operations through different lenses to determine how it can better help the… Read more »