The 3rd Annual Fight Hunger Paintball Challenge will be held on Saturday. Town Councilor Glenn Jones has organized the event and additional details are available in this posting by the Milford Daily News.
From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Fox 4, 159 Milford St., will donate $5 from every admission fee to the Franklin Food Pantry. Paintballers that day are also encouraged to bring non-perishable items and dry goods, along with their rifles and extra layers of clothing.
“It’s a unique opportunity to raise awareness and necessary funds for the pantry,” said organizer Glenn Jones, who started paintballing at 17.
You don’t usually think of paintball as being part of a traditional fundraiser, but I think that’s what makes this event so appealing,” Lynch, who has never participated in paintball, said. “The community gets pressed for donations all year, and it’s really nice to have something different for them to participate in.”
And the event comes as the pantry pivots into a crucial season, according to Lynch.
“This is a great time of year for us to have fundraisers, because the summer really depletes our shelves,” she said. “This month — what we raise — will help bridge the gap between the emptiness of summer and when our big donations come in during the holidays.”
For more information about the Food Pantry you can visit and donate securely online at