Posted on March 13, 2020
Franklin County Community Meals Program is committed to our mission to work in partnership with the community to alleviate hunger even during the current coronavirus crisis.
We plan to continue our free community meals in Turners Falls on Mondays, in Greenfield on Tuesdays and Wednesdays and in Orange on Thursdays. Because of our concern for the health and well-being of our meal partners, our meal guests, our volunteers and our staff, starting on Monday March 16 we will change our model of dinner service. We will provide bagged meals of non-perishable food — thank goodness for our recent collection by the Brown Bag Brigade!! FCCMP staff will stand outside our meal sites from 5:00 to 5:30 to hand bags to guest patrons for them to take away.
At our Turners Falls site we will distribute meals in front of our Lady of Peace Church. At our Greenfield meal site we will distribute meals from the driveway between the Second Congregational Church and Greenfield Town Hall. At our Orange meal site we will distribute meals from the Armory parking lot. This will be our model for the month of March and longer if need be.
The Orange Food Pantry will remain open to the public on Thursdays from 10:00 to 3:00. We intend to serve pantry guests by having them stay in their cars and “drive through” to receive food. The specifics for this model of service are under consideration and we appreciate your patience as we work out the details.
Thank you to the many serving groups which provide meals to our meal sites and we look forward to working with you in the kitchens and dining rooms of our meal sites as soon as we can.
Please stay safe and healthy,
Andrea Leibson, FCCMP executive director