LOUISBURG: Inmates help stock Franklin Co. food pantries - WSMV Channel 4

Inmates help stock Franklin Co. food pantries

Posted: Updated:
Inmates at the Franklin County Jail work to harvest okra, tomatoes and watermelon just doors down from the correctional facility. Inmates at the Franklin County Jail work to harvest okra, tomatoes and watermelon just doors down from the correctional facility.
LOUISBURG, N.C. -

A total of 25 food pantries in Franklin County are able to feed more people this year thanks to inmates in the county jail.

Inmates at the Franklin County Jail work to harvest okra, tomatoes and watermelon just doors down from the correctional facility.

The Franklin County Sheriff had the ways and means to make the partnership happed after the United Way came up with the idea.

These guys come here and they're just secluded the recidivism rate is very high and anything to get a trade or a positive in their lives this helps to reduce that,” said Sheriff Jerry Jones.

Inmate Kenny Sanford said he has seen a change in himself since working in the garden.

“It make me want to help more when I get out and help people unfortunate and stuff like that,” Sanford said.

Jones said there are some other patches of unused land around the jail facility to cultivate and more inmates who might get the chance to make a difference.

Copyright 2014 WNCN. All rights reserved.

  • Trending Stories on WNCN.com

Powered by WorldNow
WSMV
Powered by WorldNow CNN
All content © 2014, WSMV; Nashville, TN. (A Meredith Corporation Station) and WorldNow. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.