Franklin Area Community Services
Committed to serving the critical needs in our community since 1979
Clean up your Fines! Franklin Public Library Supports FACS!
Beginning Friday, November 26, Franklin-Springboro Public Library wants to encourage patrons to donate bar soap, shampoo, toothbrushes, toothpaste, lotion, tissues, baby wipes, disposable razors, toilet tissue, dental floss, baby powder, and paper towels to help the Franklin Area Community Services and the Springboro Community Assistance Center provide the basics to people throughout our communities. The library will waive up to $5 in fines for each library card holder. The Donations for Fines Drive will run through the end of 2014.


Hunger Action T-Shirts
FACS volunteers wore their new orange t-shirts to support Hunger Action Month in September. The Association of Ohio Foodbanks campaigned for greater public awareness and participation in hunger relief efforts. 

Monday Crew


Tuesday Crew



Wednesday Crew


Shared Harvest Crew


Congratulations to Ernie and Kevin!



Important News!
Warren County Transit: Call  1-888-297-0990 to make a reservation. Warren County Transit service is available to all Warren County residents regardless of income.

We’re not just a Food Pantry! We try to meet many community needs.
Food Assistance: Families may visit our food pantry once per month. We provide families with baskets containing 5 days of groceries.

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Outreach:
A representative from Shared Harvest will meet with individuals to determine if they are eligible to receive SNAP, assist with the application, and work to ensure that clients’ rights are maintained during the application process.

Financial Assistance: The agency provides limited, emergency financial aid to qualified clients as funds permit for the following categories: Duke Energy and Dayton Power and Light disconnection notices; water shutoff notice; landlord eviction notice; and prescriptions.

Service Representative for Salvation Army and EFS—Emergency Food and Shelter.

Special Programs such as Back-to-school, Thanksgiving Baskets, and Christmas Gifts.

Commodity Supplemental Food Program 
FACS is a distribution site for a supplemental food resource for income eligible Warren County seniors 60 and older.  We have applications for CSFP and will be happy to assist interested seniors.

Homelessness Prevention Rapid Rehousing Program - The FACS Director may make referrals for qualified clients facing potential evictions and homelessness.  Clients must have a sustainable income and be willing to attend budget counseling sessions to be considered for HPRP.

Information and Referral: The agency works to guide clients to appropriate agencies and resources that can provide long-term solutions to their challenges.



Our mission:
To provide emergency assistance to residents of the Franklin, Springboro, and Carlisle areas. This service is intended to provide the time clients need to arrange long-term solutions through other agencies, friends, and family.
 

2014 Holiday Programs
Salvation Army Christmas Basket Sign-ups 
Monday, Oct. 27 & Thursday, Oct. 30. 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
First United Methodist Church,  Third and Main Sts., Franklin
** You must bring your photo ID and current proof of residence.

Thanksgiving Program at Food Pantry
Thursday, Nov. 20, starting at 12:00 noon.
Distribution is done on a first come first basis.
There is no sign up for Thanksgiving but you must be a registered household with the Food Pantry in 2014.

**Bring your Food Pantry card or photo ID. One turkey per family please.

We cannot register new families on this day due to the large number of people.

Christmas Children's Gifts Sign-ups
Tuesday, Nov. 11, starting at 12:00 noon at the Food Pantry.
 First come basis. We take sign ups until we run out.
This program is for children under 18 years of age that live in your home. You must be a 2014 registered household with the Food Pantry.


Macy's Bag Hunger Campaign Benefits Pantry!

The wonderful people at Macy's Credit and Customer Service in Mason brought FACS a huge donation on April 9th. Macy's employees donated about 3000 pounds of food as part of their Bag Hunger Campaign. Personal monetary donations totaling $5,300 were also presented to our Food Pantry along with forms for Macy's Matching Gifts Program. Thank you Macy's for your awesome support of this outreach and your concern for those in need in Northwest Warren County!


Dorothy Lane Market Donation to FACS
On April 4, Jo Ann Potts, of Dorothy Lane Market, presented FACS with a $5,000.00 donation. The funds were generatedthrough DLM's Food For All Program. The donation will be used to purchase food inventory for FACS Food Pantry, assisting over1000 families every month. Thank you, Dorothy Lane Market, for your wonderful support! 


Kroger Community Rewards Program Change!
The Kroger Community Rewards Program has changed. Gift cards are no longer required; instead, sign up online with your Kroger Plus Card number and name Franklin Area Community Services as your preferred organization. Then, every time you shop at Kroger and scan your Kroger card, the pantry will get a percentage. If you do not have a Kroger card they are available at the customer service desk of Kroger stores. Please re-enroll your card for 2014. See directions on the Get Involved page. 


Middletown Community Foundation Gives FACS $10,000 Grant

The Middletown Community Foundation awarded a $10,000 grant from the Franklin Fund to Franklin Area Community Services (FACS). The grant will be used to purchase food inventory for the agency’s Food Pantry. The FACS Food Pantry is currently serving an average of 1200 families each month. These low income families reside in Franklin, Springboro and Carlisle Ohio. FACS is a Warren County United Way Agency and the Salvation Army representative for the service area. “This generous grant from Middletown Community Foundation will greatly empower this organization of 130 volunteers to continue assisting our residents in need. Through our association with Shared Harvest Foodbank, one dollar has the purchasing power of ten dollars,” stated Terry Coyle, FACS Executive Director.

What is FACS? 
Franklin Area Community Services is a non-profit (501c3) organization that serves Franklin, Springboro, and Carlisle, including the entire Franklin Township and Clearcreek Township. Our building is at 345 South Main Street, Franklin.

Our operating funds come from Warren County United Way and donations from government agencies, organizations, and individuals.




Who does FACS serve?
You are eligible for our services if you live in the area we serve and meet income guidelines.

How can I get help?
Come to our building and please bring these things:

Proof of residence: current bill or piece of mail
Provide one of the following documents for children: birth certificate, medical card, or school records.
Picture ID for adults
Proof of income for financial assistance
When is help available?
Food is available anytime we are open: Monday—Friday, Noon to 3 p.m. and Wednesday, 5 to 7 p.m.

Financial assistance: Please call FACS at 937-746-7791 to see what assistance is available and current hours to apply.

Contact Us:
Terry Coyle, Executive Director.
345 South Main Street
Franklin, OH 45005
Phone: 937-746-7791
FAX: 937-746-9950
E-mail:
facs@ameritech.net

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