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Franklin Community Center

“We Are Making A Difference”—Serving Less-Fortunate Individuals and Families, In and Around Saratoga, for Over 30 Years!


Franklin Community Center, is a non-profit human service agency located at 10 Franklin Street in Saratoga Springs, New York.  Our unique, grass-roots and non-bureaucratic approach has been empowering others in our area for over three decades by offering advocacy, basic necessities and services in an effort to promote healthy lifestyles and positive changes.

**Check out our April 2015 issue of Franklin Footnotes

Going grocery shopping?  We would love it if you could pick up some items for the pantry….we are extremely low on:
Tuna Fish, Cereal , Pork-n-Beans, PB&J, Mac & Cheese, Pasta & Sauce, Rice Sides, Hamburger Helper, Instant Mashed Potatoes, Spaghettio’s, Ravioli, Canned Fruit


FOOD PANTRY HOURS:  Monday – Wednesday 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., Thursday 2:00 p.m. Friday – closed

What’s Happening??

FOOD PANTRY CAPITAL CAMPAIGN:  Franklin Community Center is pleased to announce we have begun a capital campaign to expand our food pantry services.  Click here to find out more about the campaign and how you can help.

MINGLE ON THE AVENUE – ATTITUDE OF GRATITUDE:  Franklin will be the recipients of Mingle on the Avenue’s Attitude of Gratitude fundraising opportunity on May 11, 2015.  15% of food proceeds from breakfast, lunch and dinner sales will be donated to us!! Mark your calendar!





   FREE HAIday 1 beforeRCUTS – Franklin is offering free haircuts for both men & women (ages 8+ ) on specific Thursdays from    12 p.m. – 3:00 pm. Walk-in only – Weather Permitting

                  April Dates:  4/9 & 4/23  


Our sincerest thank you goes out to Informz for their extremely generous donation of $20,000 to support our Food Pantry Capital Campaign and Project Lift University 2015

Informz                                                       Pictured Above:  Joe Tyler, President/CEO Informz, Jaime Williams, Franklin Community Center, John Luttmer, Vice President Business Administration


We have had some amazing food pantry donations come in lately…..THANK YOU

Navy1 Horse Show1  
 Leadership 6.14  spa catholic group  

A huge THANK YOU goes out to Jim LaVigne and Mary Gavin for their tremendous generosity.  They presented FCC with a $5,000.00 check to support Project Lift University in the name of Saratoga Sponsor A Scholar.

Jim Mary Gavin






ATTENTION:  We are looking looking for local businesses to conduct monthly food drives.  If you are interested please email Jaime – Jaime@franklincommunitycenter.org

First things first….Thank you for your continued support to Franklin Community Center.  We would never be where we are without all of you behind us.  In an effort to become more fiscally and environmentally friendly we are attempting to cut down on our printing and mailing expenses.  It has always been our mission to ensure all of our resources go directly into our programming and these small changes will make sure that happens.  If you are interested in receiving only electronic contact from us (newsletters, thank you’s, etc) please send an email to info@franklincommunitycenter.org with your name, mailing address and email address letting us know to “Go Green”.  Once we hear from you we will remove your name from our snail mail list.  Again, thank you so much for your support.

Are you hosting an upcoming celebration?  Click here to read about our Celebrations Program! 

Check out our Major Sponsors for 2015!  We are so grateful!

Click here for our most recent blog!

Food Pantry Wish/Needs List

Items needed are: Peanut Butter and Jelly, Spaghetti Sauce, Pasta, Canned Beans, Macaroni and Cheese, Chef Boyardee and Spaghettios, Rice, Canned Fruit, Cereal, Pork-n-Beans, Hearty Soups, Coffee, Tuna, Noodle/Rice Side Dishes, Laundry/Dish Soap.  View full list  >


Looking to donate your gently-used, in-season clothing but can’t make our donation day on Tuesdays?  On the first Saturday of each month, all Cudney’s locations in Saratoga and Wilton will feature bins where they will accept clothing on the first Saturday of each month from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.  So, if weekday drop-offs don’t work for you, mark your calendars for the first Saturday of the month, and FCC and Cudney’s will make sure your items get to our “free store” at 101 Washington Street, which is open to the public for “shopping” three days a week.  Keep it local!  Click here for a list of locations. 

Need assistance? Looking to give a donation or volunteer?

Contact Franklin Community Center today at (518) 587-9826 or info@franklincommunitycenter.org. We look forward to hearing from you!