Emergency Community Food Pantry of Franklin County
   
 

Do You Need Groceries?

Minimize

Families living in Franklin County that are in need of emergency groceries must first visit a local church in Franklin County to start the process that must be followed in order to receive it.  The process is designed to help protect those families in desparate need and insure that donations to the Food Pantry are being directed to those families.

The staff at the church will collect information about your family (name, address, telephone number, number in family, number of children, etc) and a description of your current emergency grocery need.

That information will be forwarded to our data center which monitors all recipients of Food Pantry groceries.  Upon verification of need, family data and time since last receipt of groceries from the Food Pantry, your request will be forwarded to Food Pantry volunteers who will assemble a box of groceries for your family.

That food box can be picked up at the same local church where you asked about receiving help.

The entire process will take approximately one half day.

 

Data Track of People Receiving Groceries

Minimize

 

 

       

 YEAR            

PEOPLE SERVED      FAMILIES SERVED    GROCERY VALUE   
       
 2007  4,839  1,707  $128,025
 2008  7,017  2,408  $180,600
 2009  5,860  2,075  $155,652
 2010  5,599  1,987  $149,025
 2011  6,834  2,340  $175,500
 2012  7,937  2,589  $206,325

 2013

 7,942

 2,782

 $208,655

 2014  9,474  3,198  $239,850

     US Census Bureau Data 2010

County Population:      47,450
Poverty Rate 2010:     16%  (7,592 people)
Poverty Rate 2009:     14%

Children Living in Poverty: 2,403
Estimated % Children 0-17 in Poverty: 23%

Household Poverty Thresholds 2010:
    Single Person over 65:       $10,458
    Single Person under 65:     $11,344
    Two Person Family:           $14,218
    Three Person Family:         $17,374
    Four Person Family:          $22,314

                                                                           



Statistical and Historical Data: Inflationary Impact

Minimize

 

 

 

 

Started In 1982,
the unemployment rate was 11.3%. 
 1 gallon of milk cost $2.24;
1 gallon of gas $1.24.
1 loaf of bread $.53,  1 once of gold $415. 
                    
                                                                                                      

Food Pantry Annual Budget 
   1985 -------  $ 2,874.
   2014 ------- $ 123,509

 

In 2014

Groceries Provided Prepared  

      198,219  Client Meals        

 32% of recipients are seniors.             
62% of families headed by single mothers.
41% of clients are children.

 

Franklin County Demographic Data 2010

Minimize