The Franklin Food Elves is a charitable community service group of more than 130 dedicated elementary, middle school and high school students. This group was formed in 2006 by local teens to support the Franklin Food Pantry which serves 1,000 individuals annually. All money raised by the Food Elves helps the pantry purchase fresh food and other essentials throughout the year. Products include chicken, meats, dairy products, eggs, and fresh fruits and vegetables. Funds are also used to help support a variety of Pantry programs, such as the Weekend Backpack Program for kids in need, and the Mobile Pantry.