Friday, August 25, 2017

Road Work in Turners Falls May Close Center Monday and Tuesday

Please keep an eye on our Facebook Page and here on our blog (which automatically updates on our website in the update section on the home page), because the Town of Montague is repaving Fourth and Fifth Street on Monday and Tuesday and there will be no parking on the streets. I will post here if we need to close. I want to check with Montague Police Department Saturday morning and then will post what I find out. It would be difficult for people to park several streets over to come to the pantry or the store, so it may be necessary for us to close. The streets need the repaving so we understand the work needing to be done.  Streets will be closed from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. both days and cars will be towed if parked on those streets.  Residents will also have to park off their streets on nearby streets so it is common sense that there will not be enough parking for all. Stay tuned tomorrow night for an update.

Monday, August 07, 2017

No Donations on Wednesdays and Thursdays

We have made it a policy now that no donations can be accepted on Wednesdays and Thursdays because we need those two days to get caught up on donations from the beginning of the week. Please know that we appreciate your donations, but because we have a small workforce and volunteers, it is imperative that we have time to process them. Thank you so much for adhering to our policy!

Update on our Mission and Other Information

The purpose of the center is to provide free food to needy individuals and families in the Franklin County Area. There is also a thrift shop where clothing, household items, furniture and other necessities are for sale at an extremely reasonable cost. The thrift shop is open to the general public and helps finance our food pantry. In an emergency, such as a fire or flood, the center will supply needed household items (if available) and clothing, free of charge, also additional food, to help the victims of a disaster. We also assist women who have had to move due to domestic violence.

The only employees at the Center are cashiers, site supervisor and the assistant to the site supervisor. All other workers at the center are volunteers. A Board of Directors, made up of residents from various county towns, sets policy, financial obligations and manages the daily operation of the center. The survival center is a non-profit organization, under section 501 3© of the Internal Revenue Code (our tax exempt number is 042-77-6526). Donors may deduct contributions of money, food, clothing or household items for tax purposes.

Please mail monetary donations to:

Franklin Area Survival Center
96 Fourth Street
Turners Falls MA 01376

______________________________________________________________

Franklin Area Survival Center Board Members

Faith E. Rockwood, President
Sonnya Peters, Vice President
Fern Kolakoski, Treasurer

Dawn Lang, Executive Committee
Diane Muszynski, Executive Committee
Barbara Alfange, Executive Committee


Employees

A New Manager will join us soon--Stay tuned for announcement
Miranda Boyle, Sorter
Denise Aiken, Store Associate
Cynthia Baranoski, Store Associate
Juan Hilraldo, Driver/Maintenance
Thea Leh, Bookkeeper 

The Survival Center Thrift Store is open year round:

Monday-Saturday ------10:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.
Donations are no longer accepted on Wednesday or Thursday

The center is closed on Federal holidays.

Thanksgiving: The thrift store will be open the Friday and Saturday following Thanksgiving day. Any deviation from this, will be posted on our FB page and this blog (which automatically is added to our website).

Christmas: It depends on the day of the week that the holiday fall on. If it falls on a Friday we will be closed for the rest of the week. For other days of the week, please watch for our signs in the windows. We post at least two weeks in advance of the holiday. It will also be posted on this blog.

The Food Pantry is Open:

Monday-Friday----------10:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

The pantry is closed on Federal holidays. At Thanksgiving we close the pantry the Tuesday before Thanksgiving and reopen the following Monday. See Christmas information in the thrift store hours section.


Directions:
From Greenfield on Route 2A, go past Stop + Shop, make a right at the lights. Go around the corner and come up into Gill at the lights. Turn right going into Turners Falls. You will go over the Gill-Montague bridge and onto Avenue A. Continue on Avenue A through one set of lights, the next street off of the avenue is Fourth Street, take a left. The Survival Center is a large gray building (96) on the right near the end of the street, before the Second Street Baking Company.

Call for directions from other areas 413-863-9549.

Thursday, August 03, 2017

New Policy-No donations accepted on Wednesday and Thursday

Attention: We will not accept donations on Wednesday and Thursday. 

Donations are now being accepted on Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Saturday. 

Donations of clothing and linens must be in tied off bags and please watch how much they weigh. Most of the time the bags are being lifted out of bins and if very heavy could cause us injury. 

We appreciate your donations, but we ask that you adhere to our new policy so that we have that middle of the week time to catch up! 

Thank you!

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Dorothy Gagnon and Jean Thurber Retire from Board of Directors

Dorothy Gagnon left the board in May. Dorothy has been an executive board member for many years and the last few years, secretary of the board. She has been a very devoted member and spread the word about the center to all who would listen. She will now have time to spend with her family and her church family. She also volunteers at several other organizations in Greenfield. She will be missed. Thank you for your good work and time Dorothy!
Jean Thurber recently retired from the board, but will also be leaving her very important food pantry position at the end of this week. She has been a steadfast coordinator for our food pantry, took care of all the paperwork involved and making sure that all who needed food received it. We will miss her but we know that she will stop in now and then to visit! But we hope she enjoys her dinners out with friends and traveling and enjoying herself with her free time! Thank you Jeanie!

Donations Policy Change

Attention: Donations are now being accepted on Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Saturday. We will not accept donations on Wednesday and Thursday. Donations of clothing and linens must be in tied off bags and please watch how much they weigh. Most of the time the bags are being lifted out of bins and if very heavy could cause us injury. We appreciate your donations, but we ask that you adhere to our new policy so that we have that middle of the week time to catch up! Thank you!

Saturday, April 01, 2017

May 2017--Franklin Area Survival Center Changes to Come!

In the next few months we will be working on updating some areas of the store and pantry including outside as well. We hope you can be patient while we make the changes, some may mean us closing the store and pantry for a while, but are necessary.  While the Center is closed, we hope to make a few changes inside as well.  If not, we will be doing it over a span of time.

Monday, March 13, 2017

Closed Tuesday, March 14, 2017 due to Snow Storm

Both the pantry and the thrift store will be closed on tomorrow due to the snow storm coming in early Tuesday morning.  According to the weather professionals, we are expecting 12-18" of heavy snow and the possibility of high winds.. Hopefully we will not lose power.  Take care, stay warm and enjoy the snow from inside! 

We will post on our Facebook page if we will have to be closed additional days,, if we do not lose power. 

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Franklin Area Survival Center

The purpose of the center is to provide free food to needy individuals and families in the Franklin County Area. There is also a thrift shop where clothing, household items, furniture and other necessities are for sale at an extremely reasonable cost. The thrift shop is open to the general public and helps finance our food pantry. In an emergency, such as a fire or flood, the center will supply needed household items (if available) and clothing, free of charge, also additional food, to help the victims of a disaster. We also assist women who have had to move due to domestic violence.

The only employees at the Center are cashiers, site supervisor and the assistant to the site supervisor. All other workers at the center are volunteers. A Board of Directors, made up of residents from various county towns, sets policy, financial obligations and manages the daily operation of the center. The survival center is a non-profit organization, under section 501 3© of the Internal Revenue Code (our tax exempt number is 042-77-6526). Donors may deduct contributions of money, food, clothing or household items for tax purposes.

Please mail monetary donations to:

Franklin Area Survival Center
96 Fourth Street
Turners Falls MA 01376

______________________________________________________________

Franklin Area Survival Center Board Members

Faith E. Rockwood, President
Sonnya Peters, Vice President
Fern Kolakoski, Treasurer

Dawn Lang, Executive Committee
Diane Muszynski, Executive Committee
Barbara Alfange, Executive Committee
Jean Thurber, Board Member


Employees

Darleen Burke, Team Leader
Miranda Boyle, Sorter
Denise Aiken, Store Associate
Cynthia Baranoski, Store Associate
Thea Leh, Bookkeeper 

Position Available - Assist Team Leader

We are looking for someone who is interested in 20 (and possibly more) hours, able to drive a box truck safely (must have clean driving record), able to lift furniture (75+ lb), sensitive to needs of clients, lift cases of food, boxes of donated item and more.  Mandatory times annually which sometimes occur on weekends.

Please stop in and complete application at the Franklin Area Survival Center, 96 Fourth Street, Turners Falls.  No phone calls, please.

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Closing at 1:00 P.M.

We are closing today at 1 p.m. The weather is expected to get heavier and we want our employees and volunteers to get home safe. Our food pantry closed earlier. Roads are starting to get covered in Turners Falls and side roads throughout the county are starting to get slippery.  Stay safe everyone and we will see you tomorrow.

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Closed Saturday, December 24, 2016

I wanted you to know that the thrift store will be closed Saturday, December 24 so that employees can have Christmas Eve with their families.

The Thrift store will be open on Monday, December 26th at 10:00 a.m.

The food pantry will close on Friday, December 23rd at 1:00 p.m., at 10:00 a.m. and will reopen Tuesday, December 27th.

Keep in mind that the thrift store and the food pantry will be closed for an extra long weekend on December 31 through Monday, January 2, reopening on Tuesday, January 3.

On behalf of the Board of Directors, employees and volunteers we wish you all a Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, and Happy Kwanzaa! 


Merry Christmas 










Saturday, December 17, 2016

Store Closed today, December 17, 2016-Due to Snow Storm

The Franklin Area Survival Center is closed today, Saturday, December 17, 2016, due to the snow storm.  Please stay home, warm and safe.  If you have to go out, be careful, it is going to mix with sleet and become very slippery. We will reopen on Monday!

Friday, December 16, 2016

Another storm in the morning may close the thrift store

We have another storm coming in tonight. Please keep an eye on here, our Facebook page and website to see whether or not we will be open tomorrow. It looks like it is going to be a pretty mess one, with several inches of snow mixed later with sleet and ice, so the chances that we will close are high. We will post signs in windows and post on here if we are closed.

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Donations On Hold Until Further Notice

Donations for now are on hold once again.  We have been inundated with donations and have no more room.  Unlike other organizations, our donations stay within the center, they are not sent off to other locations to be sold there. So, we have our house next door, a small external storage onsite and a rented storage unit and all are full.  We do thank you for donating to us and look forward to more in the future and ask for your patience as we steam forward to process and get items out on the floor.

Please call before bringing anything to our store to donate, because until further notice, we will not be accepting at the center.  We will process as fast as we can, but due to illness and the necessity for members to be away, and the upcoming holiday, we just have limited time to due so.

If you have furniture to donate please call and talk with our team leader, Darleen Burke  (863-9549) and she will set up with an appointment in a week or so to pick it up.  Please note also that we do not go outside of Massachusetts to pick up or deliver and we do not go too far outside of Franklin County either.  However, if you are interested in those areas, you can make an appointment for Darleen to view the items and either accept or decline the items and if accepted, you can deliver them at a appointed time.

Any questions you may have, just ask Darleen.

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Two Part-time positions available

We have two 20 hour positions available for Store associates. Please stop in the store and fill out an application and to see the job description, if interested. We will accept applications until we hire someone.

LIST OF ITEMS WE DO NOT TAKE WITH NEW ITEMS ON THE LIST

Please take notice: Here is the posting of the items that we have not been accepting followed by ones we can no longer carry effective immediately.
Items we do not take
• BOX SPRINGS AND MATTRESSES
• CRIBS
• CAR SEATS/CARRIERS
• BUMBLE SEATS
• COMPUTERS, MONITORS, PRINTERS, COPIERS, FAX MACHINES
• EXERCISE EQUIPMENT
• LARGE APPLIANCES
• DAMAGED, RUSTED OLD BIKES
• ENCYCLOPEDIAS OF ANY TYPE
• RECORD ALBUMS
• TELEVISIONS, STEREOS, SPEAKERS
• LARGE AND EXTRA LARGE STUFFED ANIMALS
EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY WE WILL NO LONGER ACCEPT THE FOLLOWING:
• BEAN BAG CHAIRS
• BUNK BEDS FOR CHILDREN
• HAIR DRYERS, CURLING IRONS, ELECTRIC HAIR CURLERS
• HALOGEN FLOOR LAMPS
• BABY WALKERS, BOUNCER SEATS, JOHNNY JUMP-UPS, EXERSAUCERS
• ITEMS THAT ARE ON THE RECALL LIST-WE WILL POST AS WE LEARN OF THEM
• CHILDREN’S METAL JEWELRY
• PLAY YARDS/PACK N PLAYS – UNLESS NEW OR LIKE-NEW CONDITION
• TOYS THAT ARE SMALLER THAN 1.75 INCHES
• TOY CHESTS/CEDAR CHESTS/TOY BENCHES THAT DO NOT HAVE SPRING-LOADED LID SUPPORT THAT KEEPS THE LID OPEN WITHOUT ADJUSTMENT OR VENTILATION HOLES OR OPENINGS IN THE FRONT, SIDES OR A GAP UNDER THE LID (HOLES MUST BE WHERE IT CANNOT BE BLOCKED IF PLACED AGAINST A WALL
• TOYS THAT HAVE SMALL MAGNETS

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Attention: Important Announcement!

Donations--We will not be accepting any donations between Wednesday, June 29 through Tuesday, July 5. Donations will be refused during this time period. We are sorry for the inconvenience, but we will not have the room to process or store them during this time period.  

Thrift Store:  We will be closing the store at 3 p.m. on Friday, July 1, because we will be doing the floors over the weekend.  We will reopen the store on Tuesday, July 5 at 10:00 a.m.

Food Pantry: Pantry will be open all this week as usual. They will have a long weekend and closed on Monday, July 4, reopening Tuesday, July 5 at 10 a.m.




Wednesday, June 08, 2016

Reminder: Steve's Aubuchon's Annual Fundraiser to benefit Franklin Area Survival Center

Reminder: Steve's Aubuchon is having their annual Community day on Friday and Saturday (June 10 and 11). Once again, they are supporting the Franklin Area Survival Center. Stop in for some great deals and check out the special offers they have store wide! Hotdogs will be available for a $1.00 donation each. Bounce house for the kids and more. Stop in and say hello. Steve's Aubuchon in Turners Falls at the Food City Plaza. This is from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Friday and Saturday!

Monday, June 06, 2016

Stop in and Help Support your Local Community!

Today was a great day at the center. Hoping for many more. We have lots of items being placed in the store tonight, clothes racks being readied and the store will be waiting for you in the morning! Our store is open Monday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Our store funds our food pantry and helps pay the bills, please stop in soon. Know that any donations you make to us, help people in our community and that is a good thing!
If you are in need of food and live in Franklin County, please stop in and make out an application for assistance. Our food pantry is open 10-1:30 (applications end at 1:15 to allow the last person to get their food before closing), Monday through Friday.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Thank you!

We have been lucky in the last few weeks with lots of donations coming in and man are they wonderful. We have to thank Amherst College for their donations as well as some great residents of our area delivering lots of great items as well as our pick ups have been stupendous! We hope you are not missing out on getting some great buys!
Remember, we appreciate all that you do for us, whether it be donating items for our thrift store, food for our food pantry, or monetary donations! All help us keep our food pantry going and helping nearly 11,000 people annually and all live right here in Franklin County. Thank you all so much and hope to see you in the store soon!


Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Valley Life Church of South Deerfield Replaces Porch on our Storage House

We would like to publicly thank all the members of the Valley Life Church of South Deerfield who helped us this past Saturday by replacing our front porch on our storage house next door!  The pictures below show the extent of work they did and all done in one day! They are a fantastic group of people. Several members of the congregation also helped in the sorting room and even worked in the store! Thank you all very much!


They stripped down the porch to the bare bones!


They discovered some really rotten boards and had to strip out the master beam of the floor. 


They replaced the master beam, added beautiful flooring and even put in lattice for decoration which will allow for proper air flow.


While some worked outside,there were some working in our sorting room, too! 



The result of their work, a beautiful new front porch!  Thank you all so much! 





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Monday, April 04, 2016

The Center Closed today due to Snowstorm

We hope all are home safe and warm.  With out spring snowstorm upon us, we decided to close today.  Take care and see you tomorrow, we hope!

Monday, March 14, 2016

Hours of Operation-Updated

The Survival Center Thrift Store is open year round:

Monday-Saturday ------10:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.

The center is closed on Federal holidays.

Thanksgiving: The thrift store will be open the Friday and Saturday following Thanksgiving day. Any deviation from this, will be posted on our FB page and this blog (which automatically is added to our website).

Christmas: It depends on the day of the week that the holiday fall on. If it falls on a Friday we will be closed for the rest of the week. For other days of the week, please watch for our signs in the windows. We post at least two weeks in advance of the holiday. It will also be posted on this blog.

The Food Pantry is Open:

Monday-Friday----------10:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

The pantry is closed on Federal holidays. At Thanksgiving we close the pantry the Tuesday before Thanksgiving and reopen the following Monday. See Christmas information in the thrift store hours section.


Directions:
From Greenfield on Route 2A, go past Stop + Shop, make a right at the lights. Go around the corner and come up into Gill at the lights. Turn right going into Turners Falls. You will go over the Gill-Montague bridge and onto Avenue A. Continue on Avenue A through one set of lights, the next street off of the avenue is Fourth Street, take a left. The Survival Center is a large gray building (96) on the right near the end of the street, before the Second Street Baking Company.

Call for directions from other areas 413-863-9549.

Update on Franklin Area Survival Center Mission

The purpose of the center is to provide free food to needy individuals and families in the Franklin County Area. There is also a thrift shop where clothing, household items, furniture and other necessities are for sale at an extremely reasonable cost. The thrift shop is open to the general public and helps finance our food pantry. In an emergency, such as a fire or flood, the center will supply needed household items (if available) and clothing, free of charge, also additional food, to help the victims of a disaster. We also assist women who have had to move due to domestic violence.

The only employees at the Center are cashiers, site supervisor and the assistant to the site supervisor. All other workers at the center are volunteers. A Board of Directors, made up of residents from various county towns, sets policy, financial obligations and manages the daily operation of the center. The survival center is a non-profit organization, under section 501 3© of the Internal Revenue Code (our tax exempt number is 042-77-6526). Donors may deduct contributions of money, food, clothing or household items for tax purposes.

Please mail monetary donations to:

Franklin Area Survival Center
96 Fourth Street
Turners Falls MA 01376

______________________________________________________________

Franklin Area Survival Center Board Members

Faith E. Rockwood, President
Sonnya Peters, Vice President
Fern Kolakoski, Treasurer

Dorothy Gagnon, Secretary
Dawn Lang, Executive Committee
Diane Muszynski, Executive Committee

Barbara Alfange, Executive Committee
Jean Thurber, Board Member


Employees

Darleen Burke, Team Leader
Miranda Boyle, Sorter
Thea Leh, Bookkeeper 

Monday, March 07, 2016

Come Meet our New Team Leader, Darleen Burke

Stop in and meet our new Team Leader, Darleen Burke. Check out the changes we are making to improve our store! We are placing new items out throughout the day, and we are doing pickups! Just call the store at 863-9549 and set up a pick up with Darleen. Remember all items need to be clean and able to be sold. We cannot take furniture only to have to pay to discard it (each time we have to do this, we have to buy less food), so please call us if you have something we can truly sell. Remember our thrift store finances our food pantry and pays the bills, and we appreciate you helping us keep helping those in need. 


Darleen was born and raised in Greenfield, but left after graduating high school to hit the road as a truck driver. She has worked for 35 years traveling the country and has decided it is now time to settle here for a while and be closer to her family.  Stop by and say hello! 

Sunday, January 17, 2016

IMPORTANT MESSAGE

Yesterday we had an incident in the parking lot of our thrift store. It may seem a small event, but I wanted to let everyone know a policy of the Franklin Area Survival Center.
When someone brings items to our store for donation and they come onto our property, we ask that those donating do not offer items free to people and we ask people who have been shopping or are on our property not to ask for those items (whether you offer to pay or not). We are a small non-profit and all items that come onto our property for donation to us are being donated to help fund our food pantry and to keep us going. Without these donations, no matter how small you may think the item is, we lose money that is very important to us. For every dollar we get for a donated item, we can purchase nearly 10 pounds of food from the food bank. This means a lot to us because we assist nearly 11,000 people annually.
Furthermore, the only benefit from the government that we get is the ability to get commodity food items from the Federal government and Massachusetts Emergency Food Program, both of which are distributed via the Western Mass Food Bank. And, as a member agency of the Food Bank, we are able to purchase food from them at a lower cost than the stores. We do not receive any grants or monies from any government agencies. We rely totally on donations from local residents and farmers (donated items and financial donations), businesses (food items and financial donations), local churches and some non-profit groups (financial and food donations). And as our supporters are aging, our local financial donations are dropping and this is a major concern.
We have not talked about this publicly, but we are hurting and we must do something so that our organization can continue to serve our county. This small incident brought me to realize that it is time to let people know that times are tough here at the Franklin Area Survival Center and every little bit that comes to us means more than what you may think.
If you have items to donate to us, please make sure that they are clean and able to be sold to our clients. We have gotten a lot of items that we have had to pay to throw away and that is costly to us. Consider before you donate whether or not you would purchase the items the way they are, if you wouldn't our clients wouldn't.
Items should not be cracked, chipped, broken, glued together, dirty, ripped, rusted, missing buttons, zippers, etc. Microwaves, crockpots, coffee pots, telephones, etc., should all be in working order and cleaned. Clothing should be clean and placed in plastic bags. We cannot accept clothing on hangers or that are not in bags.
We are no longer able to take wooden or metal beds frames, but will accept bed rails as long as we do not have too many in stock. We will make an exception for complete bedroom sets that are in great shape.
A reminder that we will pick up large items such as bureaus, couches, many bags of clothing and linens, several boxes of housewares, tools, etc. Please call the store to arrange pick up. We do, however, retain the right to decide not to take items because they do not meet our requirements for donating to us.
If you have any questions, please send me a FB message (or via our website www.franklinareasuvivalcenter.org) and I will get back to you as soon as possible.
Thank you for your continued support. I am at the center most Saturdays if you would like to talk with me personally. Thank you and have a great day!

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Merry Christmas!


Merry Christmas from the Board of Directors, 
Employees and Volunteers of  the
Franklin Area Survival Center!

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving!

On behalf of the Board of Directors, Employees and Volunteers, we wish you a very Happy Thanksgiving! We will be closed on Thursday so that our staff and volunteers can enjoy time with their families.  We will re-open our thrift store at 9 a.m. on Friday. Our extended holiday hours will be back on Friday as well, remaining open until 8:00 p.m. Hope to see you there.

Our food pantry is closed until Monday at 10!


Sunday, November 22, 2015

Fundraiser at the Rendevous in Turners Falls on December 7th!


Greenfield Boy Scouts Annual Food Drive--Updated due to change in totals!

We would like to thank the local Greenfield Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts and their leaders for doing a marvelous food drive yesterday, Saturday, November 21st! We also want to thank the residents who put out food for them to pick up. They gathered 3,262 pounds of food!  This is fantastic! Thank you all very much!

I am coming back on to edit this post because we have received more food from the drive and the total has changed to 3,374!  Fabulous!

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Closed today to Honor our Veterans

The Franklin Area Survival Center is closed today to honor our veterans.  The Board of Directors, employees and volunteers wish to thank all our veterans and active duty military for their sacrifice to keep us free and safe. THANK YOU!


Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Extended hours for the Holiday Season at our Thrift Store starts Monday, November 2!


Beginning Monday, November 2, our thrift store will be open extended hours through the holiday season. We will be opening the store an hour earlier at 9:00 a.m. and closing at 8:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday. After talking with several customers, we decided that we would decide to try this and see how well it works out. We hope to see you! Please tell all your friends and family! 

As always, when you shop or donate to the Franklin Area Survival Center, you help support our food pantry. We appreciate your continued support.

Baby Clothes rack 

 

Toddler, children and Junior clothing racks


Purses and bags rack




Many items await you in our housewares room

Stop in and see the rest of our store, we have men's, women's, petite and plus size clothing, linens, knick knacks, smocks, scrubs, baby items, toys, lamps, school needs, shoes, boots, slippers, books, and lots, lots more. Don't miss out, stop in and shop and help support a great charity. We have gift certificates available for gifts, as well.  



Sunday, October 25, 2015

Christmas has come to the store!

Stop in and get some great Christmas items for great prices!!!! Everyday we are adding more to our tables and shelves. We have trees, decorations, gifts, and more. Stop in and check it out! 














Sunday, October 18, 2015

Christmas has arrived at the Thrift Store

Christmas arrived over the Columbus Day weekend.  Come in and check out what we have!





Items are put out daily, so stop by often so you do not miss that 
one special item you have been looking for!

A note about our food pantry.

A note regarding our food pantry. We assist nearly 11,000 individuals annually. It takes a lot of food to do this. If you live in Franklin County and are in need of assistance you need to come into the intake desk and make out an application. You need to come with proof of identity of all people in your household, proof of income of all people in the household. All applicants must produce this annually. Once you are deemed eligible for assistance you will receive food once a month for one year and the process starts again. We follow the Federal Poverty Guidelines. You will need proof of residency, proof of expenses as well. If you have any questions of what you need to bring with you, please call and ask for the intake desk. Also, please remember this is a food pantry. We assist with food, you should not think that we are here to eliminate your need to purchase food. We only assist you, not provide all foods to feed your household. What food we have, we offer the amount you are eligible for. Our food changes every week and we may not have what you got the last time you were in. Again, I stress, we are a food pantry and are here to help you but cannot do it all. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask questions. You can send questions via our email address: fasc964@comcast.net.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

A BIG Thank You to Republic Services for their Food Pantry Donation!

Bruce Stanos and Republic Services donated a truck full of food to our food pantry today! This is very much appreciated! Times are tough and we could surely use the food! Thank you all so much!


 James Symmes, Site Supervisor assists with the loading of the food donated by Republic Services!


Getting ready to add more food to the cart! This is the second fill up!


Mary Cavanaugh and James Symmes assisting with loading another cart. 


Boxes, boxes and more boxes of great food! 

Thank you Bruce and Republic Services for doing a food drive for us! We love you all! 


Sunday, September 06, 2015

We will be closed on Monday, September 7th in observance of Labor Day!



Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Block Party on Fourth Street, Saturday, August 22, 2015


A few shots of the block party!


Looking down the street from our Parking Lot!




ServiceNet REACH Early Intervention Program

Turtles from Prospect Farm

Athena the goat from Prospect Farm

ServiceNet Prospect Farm, Hatfield