Executive Director Derek Smith Talks Local Concert to Benefit Franklin Food Bank
Derek Smith, Executive director at the Franklin Food Bank, joined us in the studio to discuss their upcoming events. These events include the food banks’ community distribution on the first Wednesday of every month, and their upcoming benefit concert. Derek shared the vibe, “It’s just a ton of fun, you’re outside in the open, enjoying the fresh air (and) incredible food.”
Check out all the information and the entire interview here…
While we all know the effects of rising food costs, supply shortages, and high gas prices, the impact in our area is particularly sharp. The fact is that a household in Somerset County needs to bring home at least $118,000 in order to cover basic, minimum expenses.
That means more working people are finding it hard to make ends meet. Those who were already dealing with food insecurity such as single parents, the unemployed, the elderly, and disabled people, are dealing with even greater uncertainty. Now, more than ever, it’s important to know about this important community outreach.
The Franklin Food Bank has served Franklin Township since 1975, and they’re serving more than ever from within the township and beyond. They offer community food distribution on the first Wednesday of each month at the Franklin Township Community Relations Bureau, no questions asked. If anyone needs more support, they’re welcome to shop at the organization’s market-style distribution at the food bank on Churchill Avenue in Somerset.
Consider the fact that many who benefit from the Franklin Food Bank are neighbors who are just like you. Neighbors who may have fallen on some hard times and need a little help to get back on track.
If you can, please consider a donation to the Franklin Food Bank to help them carry out their work. If you need help, please call the Franklin Food Bank to make sure you and your family are safe and nourished.