Happy New Year! Thank you for all your help in 2019 to support the Pantry. Thanks to you, we were able to provide our over 1000 neighbors with fresh fruit and vegetables, a variety of nonperishable items, meat and dairy products as well as give over 80 students in our school district weekend backpacks filled with a variety of food to keep them fueled over the weekend.
Have you been wondering how you can support The Pantry in 2020?
Mark your calendars for how you can get involved in the upcoming year as either a sponsor, donor, or attendee at our upcoming events and drives! Keep an eye on our website or social media for more information about these events. Save these dates and email us to find out how you can get more involved!
Empty Bowls Community Event – March 7
Community members age 8 and older are invited to this free community event to create bowls out of clay which will be used in the May 7 fundraiser benefiting the Franklin Food Pantry.
Party for the Pantry – April 4
Tickets on sale in March. Come attend this annual event with local bands, a silent auction, raffles and more! We are looking for raffle donations and sponsorships from businesses. Please contact us today for more information.
5th Annual Empty Bowls Dinner – May 7
Tickets on sale in early April. Come share a simple meal with your community at this family friendly event. Participate in a silent auction and an opportunity for kids to make their own pinch pot. In addition, we are looking for sponsors for this event. Contact us today if you’d like to be a part of this special event.
Stamp Out Hunger – May 9
On May 9, Postal Carriers will collect non-perishable food donations left by mailboxes and in post offices and deliver them to The Franklin Food Pantry. You can volunteer for our Stamp Out Hunger event and be sure to check our needs list to learn what The Pantry most needs at that time.
Franklin Turkey Trot – November 26
Save the date for the annual Franklin Turkey Trot. Businesses are welcome to sponsor the event at Platinum, Silver, Gold or Friend levels.
Food Elves 2020 – December 1 – December
Do you have high school or middle school children in the Franklin area and are interested in making a difference? Have them volunteer to be a food elf! Our largest single fundraiser of the year involves students canvassing area neighborhoods and creating online donation pages. Keep an eye out for the purple envelope on your door and be prepared to donate! Last year our elves raised over $30,000 to help support the Food Pantry.
DipJar – All year
We are looking for businesses to host our DipJar to help support the Pantry. A DipJar is an easy and safe way for customers to use their credit card to make a set donation to the Pantry at no cost to the host business. This is one time we encourage people to #doubledip! Reach out to learn more and find out how your business can be a part of our success!
These are just some of the ways you can help be a part of the Pantry. Continue to follow us on and for updates! Consider making a monthly donation to help us all year long!