What are your Administrative office hours? Where are they located?
The main administrative offices are located at the Arpey Family Community Center building at 95 Washington Street. The hours are Monday through Friday, 9am – 4pm.
What are the Food Pantry hours?
Call 518.587.9826 x229
Monday through Thursday: 9 am – 3:30 pm
What are the hours for donating at the Free Store?
The Free Store accepts donations BY APPOINTMENT ONLY on Mondays and Tuesdays.
Please call: 518.587.9826 x235 to schedule an appointment
What are the hours for shopping at the Free Store?
The Free Store is open for shopping by APPOINTMENT ONLY Wednesday – Friday from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm.
To schedule an appointment please call: 518.587.9826 x235
What donations are accepted and what are your regulations?
Food Pantry: Fresh, refrigerated, frozen and non-perishable items. See Wish List for current needs. We cannot accept: severely dented or rusty cans, boxes with stains, open items, food without labels, home prepared food, and items 9 months past Best by, Use by, Sell by date.
Free Store / Distribution Center: Gently worn and in-season clothing, small household items (linens, dishes, kitchen items, bathroom items, etc), jewelry, shoes, limited children’s toys. 2 bag maximum per week may be enforced during high volume times
Project Lift: Individually wrapped snacks, school supplies, art supplies, etc
Furniture: items in good condition only – must call main office (518.587.9826) for information. Furniture items are not accepted for drop off.
Food Pantry – anyone within Saratoga County in need of food
Free Store – anyone in need of our service
Project Lift – students in SSCSD Elementary Schools & 6th grader in Maple Avenue Middle School- through school contact
Furniture Assistance – anyone in need
Holiday Assistance – families in Saratoga County with children ages 2-14
Franklin Community Manor – housing for single adults in Saratoga Springs
To volunteer – complete our Volunteer Application
Suggestive drives: food, snack for Project Lift, school supplies, grocery bags, hygiene products (full & travel size)
Host your own event
Ask for donations in place of gifts
What is your inclement weather policy?
We follow the Saratoga Springs City School District inclement weather policy. If the school has a delay, is closed or closing early our programs will do the same. Visit our Facebook page for updates during inclement weather.
*Project Lift will be cancelled on any day the SSCSD cancels after-school activities
How can I contribute monetarily?
Use our “Donate Now” button
A check made payable to Franklin Community Center mailed to:
Franklin Community Center, Inc.
95 Washington Street
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
How often can I use the food pantry?
1 x monthly for food package.
What are the requirements to use your food pantry?
A brief Intake Form must be completed and proof of residence is required. In cases where proof of residence in not available, assistance will be provided.
Where is the Free Store located?
The address is 101 Washington Street. It’s a beige house at the corner of Washington Street and Marvin Alley; please pull onto Marvin Alley for the drop-off. Get Directions
Franklin utilizes on-street parking, please pay attention to the parking restrictions November – April.
The Food pantry has a small parking lot located on East Beekman Street as well as on-street parking on East Beekman near the food pantry entrance.
Is your office handicap accessible?
Franklin Community Center buildings, programs, and public bathrooms ARE wheelchair accessible. Service animals are welcome. For more details about the accessibility of our center, programs and website, please visit our Accessibility Statement.
Yes, but donations must be set up in advance by calling our main office 518.587.9826 x235
How does the furniture program work?
The program consists of a database of furniture donors and a database of people looking for furniture. We try to find a match and call the donor and give them the person’s name and phone number. The donor calls the person to make further arrangements.