Tina’s Take December 2021

Season of Gratitude
In this season of giving and gratitude, as I wrap up my first year as Executive Director, I know I have a lot for which to be grateful. I am so thankful for the many ways the Franklin community supports our mission – through giving, volunteering, organizing drives, attending events and sharing our message. I am grateful to our volunteers who stood out in all types of weather, stocked our shelves, loaded our distribution bags, harvested our gardens, served on committees and cared for our neighbors.
I’m appreciative of our donors who included the Pantry in their charitable spending and committed to making monthly donations. I’m deeply indebted to our staff for working tirelessly and being flexible as we opened our first-ever hybrid distribution model. I’m grateful to our neighbors for their spirit, perseverance, and bravery. I am thankful for my family who supported me as I moved from a Board member to an Executive Director and continue to learn and grow so that I can serve our community. Finally, I’m grateful to YOU for your generosity, your heart, and your commitment to helping end food insecurity.
I hope you can rest, reflect, and celebrate this holiday season with the traditions that are meaningful to you! I’m looking forward to a happy new year, where together, we will work to feed our neighbors and give everyone a brighter new year!
Tina Powderly, Executive Director