You might have noticed that the Food Pantry shelves in the café were removed to allow for painting. A new collection area will soon be finished to collect non-perishable donations for the pantry. The pantry supplies food to 600 families in Franklin, which includes 570 children. A new mobile food pantry truck takes food to residents at 3 low-income housing communities in Franklin. Current needs include: baking items (flours, spices, mixes), crackers, granola bars, pasta sides, tuna, shampoo, & cat and dog food. There are also opportunities to volunteer at the pantry, including meeting with families, driving the mobile food truck, stocking shelves and many more. For more information or to volunteer contact Robin Cowper at RLCowper@gmail.com, or (508)520-3175, or go to www.franklinfoodpantry.org.
FISH is an organization of volunteers that provides transportation to medical appointments for Franklin residents. FISH members are caring and compassionate men and women who volunteer as little as one day a month. All drivers provide their own vehicles and fuel. Local and/or city driving can be specified. For more information, contact Linda Gagnon, 617-335-5452 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Neighbor Brigade is a helping hand in times of temporary crisis. When a person's life is upended by serious illness, tragedy or sudden crisis, help lives just next door, down the street, or around the block. Neighbor Brigade puts neighbors in action to help each other when it is needed.
Neighbor Brigade provides non-medical support services such as:
- Home delivered meals
- House cleaning
To learn more about NB or to find if there is a chapter in your town, please visit www.neighborbrigade.org or contact Linda Gagnon- FranklinMA@neighborbrigade.org or #617-335-5452
COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT: HEALTHY FUTURES FRANKLIN
Healthy Futures Franklin is a group of key community stakeholders that are passionate about creating a healthier Franklin by increasing physical activity and improving nutrition. We are currently working on building relationships with the participants of the Cooking Matters cooking classes, by sharing a meal and sharing tips on healthy living.
We need help in the following ways:
- joining the team helping in organize regular gatherings around food and health
- making healthy meals for regular gatherings
- providing transportation to gatherings
- teaching or providing healthy living resources and tips at gatherings.
If interesting or wanting to discover if this serving opportunity is a good fit for you, please contact Nicole Harter at email@example.com.