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Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Food Pantry Visit

Today "Mrs. B." from the Franklin Food Pantry came to talk to our fourth graders about the food pantry. The students watched the video below, and then Mrs. B. spent about 30 minutes answering some thoughtful questions by our fourth graders.

We learned some important things today:
  • There are about 35,000 people who live in Franklin, and about 3,500 people use the food pantry here every month.
  • Families can pick up the food once every 30 days.
  • If we like to eat it, it is a good choice to donate to the food pantry.
  • Some BIG needs are toilet paper, shampoo, soap and laundry detergent ~ these are items that cannot be purchased with food stamps.
Our food drive runs from today through 12/14. Volunteers from the food pantry will come on the 14th at 8:45 to pick up the food donations. Our students will help to load the van.

Thank you to everyone donating food. We know it will be delivered to those who are in need.

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