The office hours are Monday through Thursday, 9am – 4pm, Friday, 9am – 2pm.
By Phone Appointment Only
Monday – Thursday: 9 am-12pm / 1 pm – 3:30 pm
The Free Store accepts donations BY APPOINTMENT ONLY on Mondays and Tuesdays.
Please call: 518.587.9826 to schedule an appointment
The Free Store is open for shopping by APPOINTMENT ONLY Wednesday – Friday from 9:00 am – 11:40 am.
To schedule an appointment please call: 518.587.9826
Due to COVID-19 restrictions please call first
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
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 – 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
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
Use our “Donate Now” button
A check made payable to Franklin Community Center mailed to:
Franklin Community Center, Inc.
10 Franklin Street
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
Monetary donations are also accepted at front desk.
1 x monthly for food package.
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.
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.
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 not at the free store; please call our main office to arrange donation @ 518.587.9826
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.