Shaina D. Adkins, executive director of Macon County Care Network since June 2012, spoke at the Kiwanis of Franklin meeting last month. The CareNet office at 130 Bidwell St. in Franklin carries the motto, “No one left unfed.” Adkins explained many of the CareNet programs.
The CareNet Backpack Program distributes bags of nourishing food to school children who otherwise may go hungry over the weekend.
The CareNet food pantry provides food to families weekdays, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
CareNet is a distribution site for The Emergency Food Assistance Program or “TEFAP.”
The CareNet Soup Cafe' provides a warm meal for clients.
CareNet was founded in 1987 by seven local churches. In 2013, 33 area churches contributed financially to this food ministry.