01 / 26 / 2021
  - 05:52:04 AM
Franklin Interfaith Council Food Security Team Launches Project Envoy

The Interfaith Council Food Security Team is proud to announce Project Envoy, a community driven project, designed to support local restaurants who in-turn will donate some of their proceeds to The Franklin Food Pantry. Project Envoy starts February 1 and runs through April 30. 

As of February, the following restaurants are participating: Rome, Acapulcos,Intermission Café, Franklin Central Pizza, George’s Pizza, Dacey’s Market & Deli,Santa Fe, Rhapsody’s Victorian Coffee House, King Street Café, Spruce Pond Creamery,and Franklin Pizzaand Deli. Patrons can visit The Franklin Food Pantry siteeach day to learn which restaurants are participating on what day as well as follow social mediachannels. The different Faith organizations in Franklin will also share the restaurant schedule 

“The Pandemic has hurt so many people right here in Franklin and we wanted to take an opportunity to help our restaurants who are overcoming restrictions and closures, as well as the over 1400 people who frequent The Franklin Food Pantry,” said Jane Fulton from The Interfaith Food Security Team. “Project Envoy is an important component of the community, business, and philanthropic partnership the Franklin Interfaith Council Food Security Team is looking to build. It’s our hope to achieve positive outcomes for all while supporting those in need.” 

Patrons can visit restaurants in-person or order take out and each restaurant will donate a portion of the selected day’s profits to The Franklin Food Pantry. There is no need to mention Project Envoy when ordering.  

The Interfaith Council Food Security Team members represent: St. Mary’s Parish, St. John’s Episcopal, Temple Etz Chaim, the First Universalist Society in Franklin, the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints, and the Franklin Federated Church. 

If you are a restaurant and would like to sign up to participate in Project Envoy please visit: https://www.franklinfoodpantry.org/envoy-program. 

About the Franklin Food Pantry 

The Franklin Food Pantry offers supplemental food assistance and household necessities to over 1,000 individuals. Clients have access to a variety of fresh, frozen and nonperishable foods on monthly scheduled shopping trips as well as Walk-in Fridays. They can visit the Pantry daily for fruits, vegetables, bread and pastry. As a nonprofit organization, the Pantry depends entirely on donations, and receives no town or state funding. In 2018, 304,824 pounds of food was provided to clients. Other programs include the Weekend Backpack Program, Carts for Clients, Mobile Pantry, Healthy Futures Shelf, emergency food bags and holiday meal packages. Visit www.franklingfoodpantry.orgfor more information.  

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