Franklin Area Lions Club Urges Support for Local "Plant A Row" Project

FRANKLIN — Franklin Area Lions Club encourages residents of the greater Franklin area to plant an extra row this year when putting in their garden. Take the harvest from this row to your local food pantry. Your extra row can go a long way to providing for the needs of hungry families in our community. It makes a wonderful project for young children, as well as youth groups, church groups and fraternal organizations.

A list of pantries willing to accept (and store) produce includes:

Twin Rivers Interfaith Food Pantry, 237 Central Street (next to Cumberland Farms) in Franklin. Hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays 9-11 a.m., Wednesdays 5-7pm. (603) 934-2662

Henry's (same building as Twin Rivers Interfaith Food Pantry) is willing to accept produce on Saturday mornings.

Cupboard Food Pantry, Community Action Program, 82 Elkins Street, Franklin. Hours: Monday thru Friday 1-2 p.m. (603) 934-3444

Bread & Roses Kitchen, Unitarian Church (next to Peabody Home), 206 Central Street, Franklin. Hours: Mondays and Thursdays 4-6 p.m. (603) 934-2141

Day Cafe, United Methodist Church, 88 Franklin Street, Franklin. Hours: Thursdays 11 a.m.-2 p.m. (603) 934-6110

Tilton - Northfield Congregational Church, 283 East Main Street, Tilton. Tuesdays 9 a.m.-2 p.m. (603) 286-4253

Open Door Dinners, Trinity Episcopal Church, Parish Hall, 274 Main Street, Tilton. Hours: Saturdays 4:30-5:30 p.m. (603) 286-3120