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Franklin Community Center Blog

Keeping up with the numbers…

February 1st, 2012

Chances are you’ve heard our pleas about needing food for the food pantry.  And we are VERY thankful to those who have come to our aid when we have asked.  The term “feast or famine” couldn’t be more relevant than it is here at FCC, and for the people we serve, as well. 

At Christmas time, we literally had a busload of food come in from the Saratoga Springs City School District.  And yet, today, I struggled to find a variety of items to give to the families who came in for the pantry.  It truly is incredible how quickly the food comes in and just as quickly goes back out.

We ask for help when the shelves get low because we know many of you look for ways to give back to the community.  It’s a great way to rally co-workers , friends, neighbors and classmates to contribute in a tangible, simple way.  Our goal is and has always been to continue meeting the needs of the people who turn to us, and we know we can’t do it alone, especially as our numbers keep rising. 

We hope you know how much we appreciate our donors.  We consider ourselves the “facilitators”, and we’re truly fueled by your kindness.  So, how about this: Instead of thinking of it as Franklin Community Center asking for your help, let’s think of it as us all working together to help our neighbors and our community.  Because together, we are making a difference.   

If you are interested in helping, here are some of the items we need most:

Cereal
Instant Mashed Potatoes
Instant Oatmeal
Coffee
Hearty Soups
Spaghetti Sauce
Pork-n-Beans
Noodle/Rice Side Dishes
Spaghettios/Chef Boyardee
Pancake Mix
Hamburger Helper
Taco Kits
Canned Fruit
Peanut Butter and Jelly