Partner Agency Highlight

Franklin Cooperative Ministry 

Program Funded: Food Pantry, Prescription Medicine Assistance and Emergency Dental Extraction

Number of Students Served in 2018: 1,627

The mission of the Franklin Cooperative Ministry is: Focusing on the needs of others in our community; Cooperating with other agencies to maximize our resources; Making a difference in the quality of life for as many as we are able. Their goal is to support people in times of distress or deprivation, but not to foster dependency. They provide limited emergency assistance to the City of Franklin, Southampton County and southern Isle of Wight County.

In 2018, Franklin Cooperative Ministry’s Food Pantry gave out a total of 1,701 bags. Clients are able to receive food bags one time every other month, unless there is a special need. For the past couple of years, the pantry has had an increased need for food and has had to purchase food to meet the community’s needs. Donations from local businesses, organizations churches and individuals are always in need year-round.

The Franklin Cooperative Ministry also assists with emergency dental extractions. In 2018, they were able to resolve dental emergencies for 16 people by partnering with local dentists to resolve pain that resulted in lost work hours and interruption to daily routines for patients.

Prescription medicine assistance is available to help those in need. Most of the prescriptions filled were for cardiac patients with multiple other health issues.

The Franklin Cooperative Ministry continues to operate the Clothing Closet at 511 N. Main Street in Franklin, receiving donations from the community and sharing with those in need.

                

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