We just wanted to take a moment to talk about one of the things that makes Franklin such a great place to live, work, and visit. That is our shared sense of community. Helping our families, neighbors, and businesses as we all navigate this difficult time.
We as the Police Department will always be ready to respond to emergencies and crisis. However there are many other things going on that we can't be the answer for, and that's where we need your help.
Please check in on our most vulnerable residents. The sick, the elderly and those with special needs. Many of our neighbors rely on public transportation to help them get to and from the stores for their everyday needs. Many of those transportation services have shut down. Reach out and see if you can pick up some items for them when you go to the store. They may have no other way of getting food or medicine. Practice safe social distancing especially when communicating and helping out.
Support our local businesses as they too also are seeing a reduction in customers. If you can find what you need, shop locally.
Unfortunately, as this pandemic continues we know that many families may suffer financially and struggle to put food on the table. Franklin is fortunate enough to have a wonderful organization in the Franklin Food Pantry. Their mission is to help those in need. This is the definition of what it means to be in a community. However with the expected increase in demand for their services, they need our help too.
The Food Pantry purchases from the Greater Boston Food Bank. This allows them to purchase the items they need at a substantiality reduced cost. Donations of physical goods are helpful, but monetary donations allow them to purchase and provide for more people than they can on food donations alone.
Donations can be taken online for the Franklin Food Pantry. Please click here to be taken to their donation site.
Compassion and kindness go a long way everyday. During these difficult times please try to remember those who through no fault of thier own find themselves in a difficult situation.