**The Franklin Food Pantry is currently open for drive-up distribution only. As of November 16, our hours are Tuesdays from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm and 5:30 – 6:30 pm and Fridays from 9:00 am. You will receive a bag of produce, choice of proteins and a bag of shelf stable items. You may visit the pantry once a week. **
The Franklin Food Pantry is here to help you in your time of need. We provide food and household necessities to supplement your main grocery sources. As a client-choice pantry, we encourage you to take only what you need. We are an alternative to most pantries which provide fixed boxes of food where you do not have an opportunity to choose your items.
Before using the Pantry’s services, you must complete our application. Once eligibility is determined, we will assess your needs to determine if there are other resources that could provide additional assistance.
Here is a summary of our services and programs:
Monthly shopping is done during regular Pantry hours by appointment only. Please call 508-528-3115 (ext. 1) to schedule your monthly shopping appointment. You can shop for:
- Nonperishable staples such as cereal, soup, peanut butter, canned fruits and vegetables, pasta, sauce, and canned stew or chili
- Fresh foods such as milk, eggs, cheese, meats, fruits, vegetables and bread
- Personal hygiene products, such as shampoo and toilet paper
- Household supplies such as laundry detergent, paper towels, etc.
In addition to your monthly appointment, you can also shop during any of our Walk-in Fridays. Please note, there is a two bag limit on Fridays. You do not need to make an appointment for the Fridays we are open!
Daily visits can be made (no appointment is necessary) for fresh produce and bread.
Healthy Futures Shelf provides nutritious and fresh food, as well as items to meet special dietary needs such as low fat, no salt, high protein and gluten free.
The Mobile Pantry delivers food monthly to our low-income housing partners whose residents have difficulty getting to our downtown location.
The Weekend Backpack Program provides weekend meals and snacks to children in need through a partnership with Franklin Public Schools.
Emergency food bags are given to anyone who comes to our door for help.
Holiday meal packages are provided for Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners for our clients who request it.
If you or someone you know could benefit from our services, learn how to apply here.