The problem: the shelves at Franklin Cooperative Ministry are becoming bare, and your help is needed to replenish them for the upcoming holidays and the winter ahead. There are a great number of folks in the Franklin-Southampton Area who are getting by on very little or going without. Many are on fixed or very limited incomes and budgets. Franklin Cooperative Ministry needs donations. Canned and dry goods, tissues and toilet paper, razors and shaving cream, toothpaste and toothbrushes. You can bring in these items or bring monetary donations to enable staff to buy what’s needed. The Holiday Challenge: Help your neighbors in need by donating to the Franklin Cooperative Ministry on the corner of High Street and 1st Avenue in Downtown Franklin. Call 516-6322 to learn more and find out about specific needs. Let’s make a difference this holiday.