Franklin Area Community Services
Committed to serving the critical needs in our community since 1979
Franklin Florist Fundraiser for FACS
Franklin Florist and Gifts is partnering with FACS on a fundraiser. When you place your order with Franklin Florist and Gifts please use the promo code FFP and a 10% rebate will be donated to our Food Pantry. Orders may be placed by phone: 937-746-5531, online: FranklinFloristandGifts.com, or in person. Thank you to this great partner! 

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.


Thanksgiving 2014!
300 area families will enjoy a brighter Thanksgiving holiday this year. A Thanksgiving distribution of turkeys and holidays foodswere distributed at FACS on November 20. Registered families of the Food Pantry were eligible. This wonderful program is made possible through the generosity of two Springboro residents who have sponsored this outreach for the past six years. Many of our volunteers devote their day to ensuring as many families as possible will have a Thanksgiving dinner.
















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 United Way of Warren County and donations from government agencies, organizations, and individuals.



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 Volunteer of the Year
Gail Mednick was awarded the 2014 FACS Volunteer of the Year at the annual Volunteer Appreciation Dinner on October 27. The organization's 35 years of service to the community was celebrated and the volunteers who make it all possible were honored. 135 active volunteers operate the Food Pantry and fulfill the numerous duties under the Director's guidance. One of the largest Food Pantries in Southwest Ohio, FACS assists between 1000 and 1200 households every month. The volunteers are the heart and soul of this operation. Keeping this a vital safety net for those in need is a hands on, labor intensive outreach. Gail Mednick is a prime example of a volunteer who is dedicated to serving others.

Gail is a Centerville resident who travels to Franklin four days per week to volunteer with FACS. Volunteering is a way of life for her. Three mornings she arrives by 7:30 a.m. and works to prepare the Pantry for a new day. Gail unpacks the donations received from Walmart, Dorothy Lane Market, Kroger and Aldi. The produce, dairy and bakery products are sorted and displayed for our clients' selections. She cleans and organizes the shelves and coolers, keeps the work stations orderly and also keeps her coworkers “in line.” On Tuesdays, Gail volunteers during the hours the Pantry serves the public. Clients are guided to make choices of various products and perishables are added to their baskets.

Volunteers like Gail Mednick make the FACS mission a reality. Her dedication and commitment to this organization and a willingness to do whatever is needed. Thanks, Gail!


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.

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.

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. 

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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