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 roughly 600 households it serves.
“In order to solve the problem, you have to really understand the problem,” Lynch said. “That takes working with others in the community to understand what each group’s role is. Also it takes looking at our clients over a long period of time to understand how long they’ve been using our services. Or if they’ve stopped, why did they stop?”
Lynch said that the increase has shown there are two storylines on the health of the economy — one rosier than the other.
Citizens Bank donates $525,000 as part of its One Million Meals program