Franklin Food Bank: Community Distribution Event This Week [Program Director Terri Seeney-Majette In-Studio]
Jered filled in for me on Monday with Maryann. They had the opportunity to speak with Terri Seeney-Majette about many of the things the Franklin Food Bank does for Central Jersey. This includes their upcoming community distribution event. Terri is the Program Director at the Franklin Food Bank in Somerset.
Terri talked about how the Franklin Food Bank is prepared for the rise in food prices. She shared, “We’re prepared for the increase in clients. We have a wonderful client-choice market. If there’s anybody who is a resident of Franklin Township and needs food, they can contact us…and they can come and get the food that they need.”
While we all know and feel the effects of rising food costs and supply shortages, the impact in our area is particularly sharp. did you know that a household in Somerset County needs to bring home at least $118,000 in order to cover basic, minimum expenses? That’s just the basics and it’s still a tight fit. Plus, inflation is at a 40-year high.
Community Distribution is one of the three programs of the Franklin Food Bank. In this program, anyone can receive food (generally fresh produce, non-perishables, and beverages) during the hours of the program. It is set up to be a drive-through system where the volunteers and staff pack your trunk with food, however, walk-ups are also welcome. The Franklin Food Bank serves anyone and everyone, with no questions, no means of testing, and no identification required. The next community distribution takes place on this Wednesday and the first Wednesday of every month. Check out Terri’s interview with Jered and Maryann here…
Consider the fact that many who benefit from the Franklin Food Bank are neighbors who are just like you. who may have fallen on some hard times and need a little help to get back on track.
The Franklin Food Bank is located at 224 Churchill Avenue Somerset, NJ 08873, and appointments can be made at 732-246-0009.
Franklin Food Bank: Get help or give help at franklinfoodbank.org
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