10 Franklin Street, Saratoga Springs, NY

Food Pantry

Food Assistance For Those in Need The Pantry Relies Heavily on Community Donations

“Never worry about numbers.  Help one person at a time, and always start with the person nearest you.” ~Mother Teresa

Imagine going to feed your family, reaching into your
refrigeratorIMG_2498 or pantry only to find the shelves bare. Unfortunately, for too many local families, this is a harsh reality.

Rising economic costs have more and more people turning to services, like our food pantry, to help make ends meet. Located on the back side of our main office, with the entrance off East Beekman Street, we house a food pantry with food items,  for individuals and families in need of a little help.

Our food pantry is open year-round, Monday-Wednesday 9 a.m. – 1:45 p.m., Thursday 2 p.m. – 6:45 p.m., closed on holidays.  During the winter season the pantry will follow the Saratoga Springs City School District weather delays and closings.  If the school is delayed (Monday-Wednesday) the pantry will open at 11:00 am, if school is closed the pantry will be closed.

With the help of donations from generous community members, we are able to continue this beneficial service to less fortunate residents in and around the city of Saratoga. For more information contact Julie at 587-9826 or by email, Julie@franklincommunitycenter.org.

ATTENTION:  We are looking looking for local businesses to conduct monthly food drives.  If you are interested please email Julie.

Franklin’s Free Produce Days for 2017:  6/17, 6/21, 7/12, 7/26, 8/16, 8/30, 9/6, 9/20, 10/4, 10/18


Food Pantry Wish/Needs List:(Listed in order of need) Accepting non-expired perishable & non perishable items

Fresh Chicken, Beef, Pork

Canned Tuna and Chicken



Cheese Fresh

Fruits and Vegetables

Peanut Butter and Jelly

Hearty Soups and Stews

Cereal and Oatmeal

Canned Vegetables

Dry Beans, Canned Beans, Pork n’ Beans, Grilling Beans, Baked Beans

Canned Ravioli and Spaghetti (i.e. Spaghettios and Chef Boyardee products)

Macaroni & Cheese

Hamburger/Chicken Helper and Boxed Meals

Pasta and Rice Side Dishes

Ramen Noodles

Cup a Soup

Tea and coffee

Hygiene Items (including feminine products)

Laundry / Dish Soap

Baby Food / Diapers

Manual Can Openers

Dog/Cat Food

We are also lucky enough to have a community garden right outside of our food pantry.  Fully tended too by our volunteers and led by Himanee & Jim Gupta-Carlson, we have planted fresh vegetables that are easy to grow and prepare. We hope that these delicious plants will be used within the food pantry to give us more fresh food options.