Franklin County Hunger and Nutrition
The Franklin County Food Pantry’s mission is to distribute supplemental food to the most vulnerable citizens of Franklin County.
Hunger and inadequate nutrition leaves adults and children vulnerable to poor health and chronic diseases, including depression. By helping get healthy food to hungry families our community is able to address the problem.
The successful operation of a food pantry obviously depends upon a regular supply of donated food products and funding. We would like to thank the Americas Second Harvest of the Big Bend and the City and County Commissioners for their continued support.
However, in order for a food pantry to serve the needs of those families and individuals that are less fortunate, we need cash donations as well.
At the same time, recent contributions to Food Banks and other emergency providers of free and low-cost food have been stretched. It is only through our partnership with local churches, schools and caring individual donors that we are able to continue the operation of our local food pantry.
How You Can Help
VOLUNTEER AT ONE OF FRANKLIN COUNTIES THREE FOOD PANTRIES - ORGANIZE A FOOD DRIVE - DONATE MONEY
Strategic Goals and Objectives
- Develop a diverse and committed core of contributors
- Develop an action plan to attract new contributors and re-engage past contributors.
- Enlarge partners by reaching outside of the community.
- Educate contributors and public about needs with in the county
- Document and share success stories
- Improve processes and distribution systems to provide food where and when it is needed
- Identify any un-served population in the county.
- Collaborate with food pantries and supplemental food agencies in the region.
- Modify location at the Community Service Center to establish new distribution facility
- Strengthen the involvement, development and commitment of committee members, staff and volunteers.
For more information about Franklin County Hunger and Nutrition Initiatives contact Joe Taylor, Executive Director, 323-0176 or to drop off food donations you can call Lori Switzer, Food Pantry Coordinator at 323-0515 .
"Neighbors Helping Neighbors"