‘Hot Dog Sunday’ Raises Money For Township Food Bank, Local PBA

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Township police officer Robert Brown mans the grill at the Oct. 11 “Hot Dog Sunday” fundraiser for the Franklin Township Food Bank and Franklin PBA Local 154.

Franklin Township’s PBA Local 154 and the Franklin Township Food Bank went to the dogs Oct. 11 to raise some money.

Hot dogs, that is.

It was the annual Hot Dog Sunday fundraiser for the two organizations, hosted by the Corner Cafe at DeMott Lane and Amwell Road.

Hot dogs, potato chips and beverages were sold for $1 each, while the special “PBA Burger” was sold for $2.

The spring-like weather helped, with participants saying business was steady the entire day.

Township Police Patrolman Brian Quigley, vice president of PBA Local 154, said the event gives the police officers “a chance to give back” to the community.

“The town gives to us and helps us out so much,” he said. “It makes us love coming to work when we have people in town that appreciate what we do.”

Bobby Canoke, owner of the Corner Cafe, said the event is a chance “for the community to come together.”

“This is a good event where we can get together and be friendly and enjoy ourselves,” he said.

Food bank executive director Frank Hasner said the fundraiser is “really a community event that helps everybody.”

The need for such fundraisers, Hasner said, is increasing.Hot dog fundraiser1

“Unforntunately, we continue to be more and more busy,” he said. “We’re talking a thousand families a month coming in for food packages, and with the holidays coming up, we’re expecting to get busier.”

“Luckily with the community support, we’ve been able to continue to provide the same service, if not better, to that many families, but we’re always looking for ways to make sure that our neighbors have food,” he said.

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