Franklin Food Pantry Launches Ambassador Program
Ambassadors to Help Educate the Community about Hunger in Our Community
Today the Franklin Food Pantry announced that it has launched a new ambassador program (https://www.franklinfoodpantry.org/ambassador-program/) to raise awareness, help educate the community about hunger and publicize the many ways people can get involved in the Franklin Food Pantry. Ambassadors can raise funds through their own activities like marathons, product sales, and other activities that benefit The Pantry. Ambassadors will display a real commitment to eradicating hunger and a passion to inspire others to help.
Both individuals and small businesses can become Franklin Food Pantry Ambassadors. Individuals can support The Pantry with donor pages, hosting events, educating the community via social media, opening lemonade stands, and in a variety of other ways. Small businesses can help connect their service and community by adding a Franklin Food Pantry ambassador logo to their website, become a donation location, serve a special drink, and in different initiatives that support The Pantry.
“The idea behind the Ambassador Program is that anyone can join the fight against hunger, whether they are five years old or 105 years old. Being hungry is more than just the inability to buy food and every person who faces this challenge has their own unique story,” said Kim Cooper, Donor Relations Manager for The Franklin Food Pantry. “The Ambassador Program will help those stories get told and increase ways the community can help The Pantry. Each word spoken, each dollar raised, goes back to help people facing food insecurity in our community. Every hand, big or small, can help.”
If you have a passion for helping end food insecurity and are looking for ways to contribute to The Franklin Food Pantry, the Ambassador Program may be right for you. Please reach out to Kim Cooper at [email protected] for more information and learn how you can help make a difference in your community.
During the pandemic, the Franklin Food Pantry continues to operate to serve all new and existing neighbors. The Pantry has changed its hours to Tuesdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Fridays. The Pantry is distributing prepackaged bags of shelf-stable items as well as fresh produce and proteins through a drive-up service. Since March, the Pantry has seen a weekly increase of new neighbors needing to receive services and all donations have gone toward continuing to feed our patrons.
About the Franklin Food Pantry
The mission of the Franklin Food Pantry is to alleviate food insecurity and compassionately empower our community through resources and collaboration. The Franklin Food Pantry offers supplemental food assistance and household necessities to over 1,400 individuals. As a nonprofit organization, the Pantry depends entirely on donations and receives no town or state funding. In FY 2019 - 2020, 287,691 pounds of food was provided to clients. Other programs include the Weekend Backpack Program, Carts for Clients, Mobile Pantry, and holiday meal packages. Visit www.franklingfoodpantry.org for more information.