The Franklin County Community Donates Over 1.5 Tons to the “Stuff the Trailer” Food and Paper Drive

Thanks a “TON” (and a half)!!!!
The Franklin County Community Donates Over 1.5 Tons to the “Stuff the Trailer” Food and Paper Drive
Novozymes Contributes $5,000 and an Anonymous Donor Gives $1,000
for the Purchase of Critical Paper Supplies

The Greater Franklin County Chamber of Commerce and Franklin County’s Cooperative Extension offer a warm and heartfelt “thank you” to our friends throughout Franklin County for making our “stuff the trailer” project a remarkable success!  The COVID-19 community relief campaign, which took place June 2 – 6, in Bunn, Franklinton, Louisburg and Youngsville, originated to aid local food shelters in their mission to provide vital food and paper products supplies to those in need, which has escalated during the Coronavirus pandemic. 
The four-day food drive generated some 3,300 pounds of food and paper products, which will be donated to local Franklin County food pantries.  The extraordinary success of the community relief campaign was made possible through the generous donations of many throughout Franklin County along with a magnificent monetary contribution of $5,000 from our good friends at Novozymes, and a very gracious personal gift of $1,000 from a caring individual who wishes to remain anonymous. 
The COVID-19 crisis has intensified the daily hardships for many of our friends and neighbors throughout Franklin County.  For many, access to fundamental necessities, such as toilet paper, paper towels, and disinfecting wipes, as well as food supplies is exceedingly difficult.  For those whose livelihoods have been disrupted by temporary business closures and for many of our senior and underprivileged citizens, the ability to secure food items and paper products is now even more stressful.  We extend our sincerest gratitude to everyone who supported the food drive with their generous donations and offer a very special thanks to Novozymes and our anonymous donor for stepping-up to make a very positive difference and inspirational impact in our Franklin County community!


Novozymes Food Drive Check Presentation

L – R; John Barnes, executive director, Greater Franklin County Chamber of Commerce; Charles Mitchell, county extension director, Franklin County Center, NC Cooperative Extension; Allen White, owner, Get $400 More.Com; Kay Crowder, regional medical program lead; Kristi Parr, facility services manager, Novozymes North America Inc.; Matthew Winslow, owner, Winslow Custom Homes.