Franklin County Task Force kicks off Hunger Action Week

Franklin County

CONWAY, Mass. (WWLP) – An Anti-Hunger Task Force in Franklin county is developing a master plan to help end hunger for thousands of their neighbors.

For fifteen consecutive years, the formula included the “Fill the Belly” bus collecting food for local families in need. But there is no bus during this year’s anti-hunger effort which began Sunday and will extend all week.

Instead, all this week, the Franklin County Hunger Task Force is mobilizing people with ideas that include learning about hunger and reach out to local food programs.

Franklin County Hunger Task Force Co-Chair, Mary McClintock, told 22News that the task force is committed to helping families that often go unaccounted for.

“Why we’re doing this, is that almost 10,000 of our neighbors don’t have enough nourishing food, that’s one in five kids,” said McClintock.

To stay on top of this drive to end hunger in Franklin County, you can head over to the Franklin County Food Programs website. You can also contact the Franklin County Hunger Task Force if you would like to help meet their goal.

The plea for action that you can take will continue through Saturday, September 26.

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