Emergency Community Food Pantry of Franklin County

Three Candles Still Burn Brightly

The initial motivation to create a local food pantry began in 1981 by three friends (Jane Quire, Terri Fadse and Allice LeMaster) who believed that something local needed to be done to address the economic and social disintegration of families in Franklin County Kentucky.  As social service professionals, they saw the disasterous effects of a failing local economy on families and children.  After spreading the word about the severity of the need, people from other social service agencies and churches gathered at subsequent developmental meetings.  The idea spread to meet the growing need.  A Board of Directors was formed in October 26, 1981. 

Although it started on a small scale, its mission was grand: 

1. establish a crisis food center where members of the social delivery system can obtain food for their clients in need.
2. operate the Pantry with volunteers on a professional basis to effect an efficient and functional distribution of food.
3. strengthen the relationship of churches, community organizations, social service agencies and interested citizens.

As a 501(c) 3 charitable organization, the mission continues today serving nearly 8,000 people in 2012.

Emergency Community Food Pantry of Franklin County Board of Directors

John Heltzel

Jim Jackson
Past President

Jim Clouse

Donna Heltzel

William Canon III

Warner Caines

Garnett Hulette

Bob Stephens

Alene Ransdell

Regina Wink-Swinford

Bill Tabor

Charlotte D. Lewis

Thomas Baker

Andrew Baker

Jonathan Vaught

Kaitlyn Lee