Franklin Community Center FAQs

The office hours are Monday through Thursday, 9am – 4pm, Friday, 9am – 2pm.

Monday: 2:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Tuesday – Thursday: 9:00 am – 11:30 am / 12:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Closed on Fridays and between 11:30 am – 12:30 pm T-TH

Wednesday & Thursday 11:00 – 2:00 pm

Stop in the office between 11 – 1:30, on the day you are shopping, to get a Free Store voucher needed to get in.

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 – 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

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. Bread and other items are available in lobby and free to take when we have them.

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.

This changes regularly and is listed on our Needs List, however, there are certain things we always need such as healthy snacks for Project Lift, hygiene products, grocery bags, perishable and non-perishable food items.

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.

Get Directions

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.

Updated information effective 10/1/2020:

Beginning 10/1/2020 the food pantry will be open Monday – Thursday 9:00 am – 3:30 pm by phone appointment only. If you are in need of food call 518.587.9826 to arrange a time to pick up a meal package.