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
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. – 2 p.m., Thursday 2 p.m. – 7 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.
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
Fruits and Vegetables
Peanut Butter and Jelly
Hearty Soups and Stews
Cereal and Oatmeal
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
Cup a Soup
Tea and coffee
Hygiene Items (including feminine products)
Laundry / Dish Soap
Baby Food / Diapers
Manual Can Openers
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.