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The Greater Franklin County Chamber of Commerce and The Franklin County Cooperative Extension Initiates COVID-19 Community Relief Campaign – Stuff The Trailer

The Greater Franklin County Chamber of Commerce and The Franklin County Cooperative Extension Initiates COVID-19 Community Relief Campaign
The Greater Franklin County Community Is Invited To “Stuff The Trailer”
by Donating Non-perishable and Paper Products For Local Food Banks

As the global Coronavirus pandemic continues to disrupt our daily lives, there is an overwhelming desire to assist those among us who are less fortunate.  Many of our members have a deep and heartfelt desire to help those who are struggling during this unprecedented time and provide some relief from the stress of finding much-needed paper products and food items.  Would you like to help but you’re unsure of how to get involved and make a positive impact on those in need within our community?  If so, you’re Greater Franklin County Chamber of Commerce in partnership with Franklin County’s Cooperative Extension can help through our “stuff the trailer” project, which is scheduled to take place during the first week of June.
 
We understand that the COVID-19 crisis has intensified the daily hardships for many of our friends and neighbors.  For many, simply getting to a store for basic living products is difficult.  Getting there and finding the shelves empty of fundamental necessities, such as toilet paper, paper towels, and disinfecting wipes, as well as food supplies is exceedingly disheartening.  For those whose livelihoods have been disrupted by temporary business closures and for many of our senior and underprivileged citizens, the ability to access food items and paper products is now even more stressful.
 
Some of our community’s most vulnerable depend on the services provided by local food pantries and churches for daily living necessities.  But, many of those critically important service organizations are running low of much-needed non-perishable food supplies and paper products.  To help restock their supplies and provide for those in need, your Greater Franklin County Chamber of Commerce invites you, your friends, families, and neighbors to join us in donating paper products and non-perishable food items. 
 
During the week of June 1, 2020, we will setup a 5’ x 8’ trailer, which is being provided by the Franklin County Cooperative Extension, in Bunn, Franklinton, Louisburg, and Youngsville to accept donations of non-perishable food items and paper products.  Once filled, the donated items will be given to local food pantry organizations. 
 
While our goal is to fill the trailer, we hope that with an outpouring of community support and participation, it will be “overflowing.” 
 
Will you help?  The trailer, which will be easily recognized by the brilliant green well-known 4-H emblem painted on its side (shown below), will be located at the sites and specified dates listed below.  Also, for your convenience, you are most welcome to drop-off non-perishable and paper products at any time during regular business hours at the Chamber office, which is located at 112 East Nash Street in Louisburg.
 
Stuff The Trailer Locations (Be sure that your donated food items are not expired and non-perishable (no bread, milk, refrigerated/frozen foods, etc.):
 
Tuesday, June 2          Louisburg: Chamber of Commerce, 112 East Nash St.                       9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
(donations may be dropped-off anytime during normal business hours)
 
Wednesday, June 3     Bunn: Bunn Community Park, NC 39                                             Noon – 5 p.m.
 
Thursday, June 4         Franklinton: Downtown in front of the Middle School, 3 N Main St.      Noon – 5 p.m.
 
Friday, June 5             Youngsville: Winslow Custom Homes, 140 E Main St.                   Noon – 5 p.m.
 
While any paper products and non-perishable food items are graciously accepted, the most pressing needs include:

  • Toilet paper
  • Paper Towels
  • Disinfecting wipes
  • Cleaning supplies
  • Hand soap
  • Breakfast-type food items such as cereals, pancake mix, Pop Tarts, oatmeal, packaged fruit, etc.
  • Canned vegetables, such as corn, legumes, peas, etc.
  • Canned or packaged foods, such as tuna, grits, rice, hamburger helper, etc.
  • Bottled water

Please donate and help us help you make a difference and deliver a positive impact in our Franklin County community!

Franklin County 4H