The Franklin Food Elves and the Downtown Partnership will once again launch the “12 Days of Donating” food drive to benefit the Franklin Food Pantry at the annual Holiday Stroll on , at the tree-lighting ceremony.
The Food Elves are looking for businesses to place red donation bins at their location. If you would like to pledge $200 to the pantry and collect food donations please let the Partnership and Food Elves know by Thursday, November 19.
The Food Elves will drop off bins and pick up all donations for the pantry. You just need to write a check for $200 made out to the Franklin Food Pantry. The Elves will do the rest.
The charitable community service group’s goal each year is to collect 1,200 pounds of food and $1,200 in 12 days to benefit the Food Pantry. The campaign will run from . If the Food Elves reach their goal and collect 1,200 pounds of food, participating businesses will each pledge $200.
Last year 90 elves, together with Partnership businesses, collected more than three tons of food donations to support the Franklin Food Pantry. The organization hopes to increase business participation this year again.
If you are interested in participating in the Food Elves’ campaign please contact the Partnership at downtown.Franklin@yahoo.com.
Volunteers can contact the Food Elves directly at Franklinfoodelves@yahoo.com.
For more information about the Franklin Food Pantry and what items are needed, please go to their website, www.franklinfoodpantry.org/.