We were so happy to have our volunteer luncheon again and see our volunteers back in-person.
The Franklin Food Pantry today announced three new members to its Board of Directors. Community Members Vicki Coates, Susan Dewsnap, and Chris Kilburn have joined its Board to further The Franklin Food Pantry’s mission to provide immediate hunger relief and healthy sustainable solutions within the Franklin area as well as guide The Pantry to its next stage of services.
We are very excited to share our 2020 Annual Report with you. This snapshot of Franklin Food Pantry’s revenues, expenses, programs, donors and neighbors provides an update on our operations and the impact of your support. We faced many challenges this past year and are pleased that The Food Pantry emerged from The Pandemic stronger than ever and continues our mission to serve our neighbors.
For the first time, The Franklin Food Pantry offered our neighbors an extra holiday distribution for July 4th! On Wednesday, June 30 neighbors received a bag full of ingredients for a July 4th cook out including hot dogs, hamburgers, buns, chips, and dessert.
We’re asking for your help again because while the pandemic highlighted food insecurity nationwide, the need will not recede as this bright light fades. After the Great Recession, it took nearly ten years, until 2018, for food insecurity to return to pre-recession levels, and even then 37 million people were still at risk for hunger (Feeding America, March 2021).
This June we have launched our annual appeal. Our mission hasn’t changed, and we still need your support to feed our neighbors. The Franklin Food Pantry was here before the Pandemic, and we will be here after the Pandemic. Thank you for your support. Franklin is truly a community who cares for one another.