During this time of COVID-19 and the ongoing health crisis, The Franklin Food Pantry acknowledges that racism and injustice continue on in our country, particularly against Black people and Black communities. The Franklin Food Pantry is committed to supporting those most in need and continue our commitment to stand against racism, hate and fear. There is much work to do and we will do our part to make sure everyone in Franklin has access to healthy food no matter their race, gender, sexual orientation, or age.
Hunger is a racial equity issue. African American communities face hunger at a rate more than twice that of white households. We cannot ignore the racial inequities in access to food and food security. To that end, Franklin Food Pantry continues to operate with an understanding that race matters and our role in addressing racism is important, now more than ever.
Change starts with(in) each of us. Franklin’s response and presence at the Town Common last night gives us hope for our future. We must come together as a community and as neighbors to help shape a more just, loving, and peaceful world for all.