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12th Annual Franklin Turkey Trot Raises $48,000 for the Franklin Food Pantry

The Franklin Food Pantry, which provides supplemental food assistance and programs, announces that a record-breaking $48,000 was raised by more than 1,000 runners and 60 sponsors at this year’s annual Turkey Trot held on Thanksgiving Morning, Thursday, Nov. 23, 2023. 


The fundraising supports programs and services that assist more than 1,300 individuals and families and surpasses last year’s fundraising effort of $37,000. Organized in conjunction with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Franklin, this is the twelfth year for the family-friendly fun run, which welcomed participants of all levels and abilities.

“Fundraising events like the Turkey Trot help provide The Pantry with much-needed funds to purchase nutritious food and essential goods for neighbors in need,” said Tina Powderly, Executive Director of the Franklin Food Pantry. “We are grateful to all who participated in this year’s fun run and our wonderful sponsors who raised nearly $18,000 to benefit the Franklin Food Pantry.” 

The Franklin Food Pantry is grateful for the following organizations and individuals who served as this year’s race sponsors:

Platinum Sponsors: MyFM 101.3, LDS Church Franklin, Next9Up, Physician One, bLuxe, G&C Plumbing and Heating, Notturo Plumbing and Heating, Terrazza, Raillery Public House, Middlesex Bank.

Gold Sponsors: Capstan Atlantic, Paul A. Longobardi & Sons Trucking, Franklin Knights of Columbus, Mount Street Farm, Eagle Stainless Tube, Dean Bank, Spiffy Designs, VetMed Pet Supplies, Franklin Pizza and Deli.

Silver Sponsors: Franklin Matters, The Baur Family, Mint Dental, Keefe Insurance, Simons, Vendetti Motors, Emmons St. LLC, Starr and Glick Orthodontics, The Adirondack Club, Hilltop Auto, The Sabolinski Family, Grove Street Auto Repair, Nutrify Performance Nutrition for Women, LLC, Custom Kitchens, Gloria Meredith Photography, Xpressions Print, Accurate Baker Elman.

Friends Sponsors: Donahue Family, Chestnut Dental, Bradosky Family, DRR Contracting, Pool Pals, Lobo Family, Campbell Family, Tait/Shimer/Shanks Family, Fitzgerald Family, Schmitt Family, Whitmore Family, O’Neill Family, Franklin Interfaith Council, Van Roon Chiropractic, Johnson Family, Zicherman Family, Powderly Family, Bergen Family, Normandin Family, Wicked Fitness Franklin, Sompally Family, and Sancher Family.

The Franklin Food Pantry thanks the following local businesses and partners who provided food for race day morning: BJ’s Wholesale Club, Elizabeth’s Bagels, Garelick Farms, Shaw’s Supermarket, Stop & Shop Supermarket.

The Franklin Food Pantry thanks the following local business and partners who provided door prizes for the event: Franklin Honey, Allegra Marketing, Aubrey Greene Photography, Julie Arace Photography, Learning Express Toys, Showcase Dance Photography, Luna’s Flower Shop, The Rome Restaurant, PT Color Market, Wicked Fitness, Target, Elizabeth’s Bagels, K Cooks, 3 Restaurant, Mama Barba’s Bake Shop, The Chateau, Fiori & Fern, Altitude Trampoline Park, Level 99, Muffin House, Kevin Holmes, Molly’s Apothecary, Robert Wadley, and The Stott Family.  

For more information on the Franklin Food Pantry, to receive food assistance, or to donate funds and food, please visit

About the Franklin Food Pantry, Inc.

The Franklin Food Pantry, Inc. offers supplemental food assistance and household necessities to more than 1,300 individuals per year. The Franklin Food Pantry is not funded by the Town of Franklin. The Pantry partners with several organizations including the Greater Boston Food Bank to achieve greater buying power and lower costs. Donations and grants fund food purchases, keep lights on, and put gas in the Pantry truck. Programs include home delivery, a weekend backpack program for Franklin school children, mobile pantries, emergency food bags, and holiday meal packages. The Pantry is located at 341 W. Central St. in Franklin, Massachusetts on Route 140. Visit for more information.