Laura Hoeft, a community educator from the United Way of the Tri-Valley Area, prepares to hand out samples to incoming guests at the Franklin Memorial Hospital food pantry on Friday, Jan. 6. She also had recipes for the dishes for people to take home. Brian Ponce/Franklin Journal

A pasta dish featuring ground turkey was being handed out to those visiting the food pantry at Franklin Memorial Hospital on Friday, Jan. 6. Laura Hoeft, community educator of the United Way of the Tri-Valley area, hosts a food demonstration every Friday to give ideas to those who come to the pantry looking for food. Brian Ponce/Franklin Journal

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