For the 18th year in a row, youth from Franklin First United Methodist Church are leading the effort to collect food donations to support neighbors in need.
Last weekend, plastic food bags were distributed within the town limits of Franklin to encourage residents to support the 30-Hour Famine by filling these bags with staple goods for CareNet.
On Famine Saturday, Feb. 23, youth will pick up the bags from residences and collect contributions at local grocery stores. Donations may also be dropped off before Feb. 23, at First United Methodist Church, the Habitat for Humanity Thrift Store, Franklin Health and Fitness Center, Mountain View Intermediate School and Macon Early College.
Other participating United Methodist churches include Dryman’s Chapel, Union, Mulberry, Asbury, Clarks Chapel, Bethel and Cashiers.
Since 2006, participating youth have collected more than 43,000 cans of food for CareNet and more than $60,000 for CareNet and World Vision through 30-Hour Famine projects.