What’s Your New Year’s Resolution and
How the Food Bank Can Help?
Like most people you probably made a New Year’s resolution to exercise more, lose weight, and help those in need. Wow, you can do all of that in one place – the Franklin Food Bank.
Lose Weight – We can’t tell you what diet to choose, that is between you and your physician. One thing most effective diets will tell you to do is to eat fresh fruit and vegetables. We are proud to say that our clients receive fresh fruit and vegetables due to our relationships with local farmers and Farmers Against Hunger. We even have a community garden that produces an abundance of fresh vegetables for our clients during the summer months. Check out our Community Garden link to learn how you can help.
Exercise More – What perfect timing for you to sign up to the 27th Annual Tour de Franklin. This is our largest fundraiser. So large it has outgrown its space at the Community Center and we are moving it to Franklin High School. This charity ride is so popular and there is a ride for everyone from the hard core cyclists who enjoy the Thor Labs Metric Century Ride (64 miles!) to those who might want the family to participate in a more modest 5 mile walk/ride. Check out the Tour de Franklin’s webpage to learn how exercise can feed those in need!
Help Those in Need – We have many fund- and friend-raisers throughout the year. Please check out our Events page to find a fun event to attend.
Don’t forget the Tour de Franklin on Sunday, April 24th
How You Can Help – Small Changes
CAN Make a Difference
We have created a short YouTube video so you can see who we are helping. It only takes a minute to watch. Small Changes CAN Make a Difference.
The best way to help us would be with a food-less food drive. How many times have you been invited to a food drive and forgotten to bring your canned goods? It happens a lot. Food banks get donations of expired food, food their clients don’t typically eat, or too much of a particular item. We have to sort the food, dispose of the expired food, store it and then bag it for our clients. We are taking a different route this year and encouraging people to hold a food-less food drive.
- Set a goal. You’d be surprised at how we can effectively leverage monetary donations to purchase what we need when we need it.
- Provide information on hunger and how much more effective a donation can be with cash. We can provide posters and email blasts for you to share with your colleagues. Just let us know.
- Watch this YouTube on Adam Ruins Everything about food banks. It is a humorous way to explain to people why donating money is more effective than donating can goods.
Still want to go the traditional route? We never say no to food. Please contact us if you are planning a food drive so we can support you.
We find we are always in need of: Cereal | Tuna Fish
April 2 – Going for the Green Craft Beer & Music Festival
April 24 – 26th Annual Tour de Franklin
May TBD – Over 50 Softball League v. PBA and BOE Softball Game
July 18 – Golf fore Groceries
October TBD – Hot Dog Sunday
October 15 – 6th Annual CanalFest
Check out an article written by our roving guest reporter, Ayush Mukherjee.
The Franklin Food Bank provides food and assistance to people in need in an atmosphere of dignity and respect. We address the needs of Franklin Township residents who require an emergency supply of food, and to do so at no cost to them. We are acting as a conduit between those who have food and/or funds to spare and share, and those who need help to put more food on their table than they can currently afford to purchase themselves. Together we CAN feed those in need!