10 Franklin Street, Saratoga Springs, NY

Food Pantry Capital Campaign

Franklin Community Center has successfully reached its goal of raising $150,000 to cover the costs of renovations, equipment, and supplies necessary to expand the Food Pantry program.  The new space allows Franklin to expand services to keep up with the growing number of people utilizing the pantry and also has allowed Franklin to become a member of the Northeastern New York Regional Food Bank.  Franklin is now able to offer residents in need increased opportunities to access basic, nutritious food; increase confidentiality of those being served; to utilize additional community volunteers…and so much more.

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Franklin’s pantry started out in 1983 as a rack hanging on the back of a door for people in need to help themselves and has grown tremendously since.  In 2009 Franklin served 3,084 people; the number has grown dramatically with a projected number of 10,000 people utilizing the service in 2014!  The new space will have a commercial grade refrigerator and freezer which will enable the pantry to offer perishable items in addition to the traditional nonperishable items that are currently given out.  Franklin Community Center is an equal opportunity provider.

Capital Campaign Committee Members:  Colleen Carlson, Honorary Co-Chair; L. Clifford Van Wagner, Honorary Co-Chair; Jason Lynch, Chair; Mylea Aldrich; Chris Cook; Kari Cushing; Karen D’Andrea,Esq,; Andrew Ferrara; Mary Gavin; George Igler; Jennie Jurkiewicz; Jim LaVigne; Terry Lee; Michael Russo; Jaime Williams

Our Generous Donors:

Jim LaVigne & Mary Gavin

Saratoga Springs Lions Club Foundation

Alfred Z. Solomon Charitable Foundation

Boghosian Bros 

Saratoga Casino & Raceway


Saratoga Harness Horseperson’s Association

Flooring Environment

Capital Fund of Saratoga County

Charles R. Wood Foundation

The Ethel & W. George Kennedy Family Foundation

The Ayco Company, L.P.

The Light Rain Foundation

DA Collins Companies

Kincaid Network Solutions

The Wesley Community

Presbyterian – New England Congregational Church

John & A.C. Riley

Saratoga Springs United Methodist Church

Longfellows Inn & Olde Bryan Inn

Designsmith Studio

Margaret & Walter Reidy


B & G Foodservice Equipment & Supplies

L. Clifford & Claudia Van Wagner

Karen & Faust D’Andrea

Chris & Meghan Cook  

Skip & Colleen Carlson

Hampton Inn & Suites, Saratoga

Buzz & Mylea Aldrich

Thomas & Michelle Mebert

Nancy & Jerry Burke  

Michael & Linda Toohey

Dorothy Lysyczyn

Franklin Community Center Board of Directors staff appreciate gift to the 2015 Franklin staff

Sysco Foods

Saratoga Today

Saratoga National Bank and Trust

DeCrescente Distributing

Drs. Stephen Verral & Sue D’Isabel

Michael & Susana Hoffman

George & Susannah Igler

Jason & Rebecca Lynch

Linda & Bob McTague

Eric & Kari Cushing

Matthew & Jaime Williams

Saratoga Eagle Sales and Service

Staples Foundation

Saratoga’s Community Federal Credit Union

James  & Jennie Jurkewicz

Heather & Brian Straughter

Price Chopper’s Golub Foundation

Paul & Sylvia Heiner

Carol Reynolds

Dan Woycik

MLB Construction Services, LLC

Roohan Realty

Arlene Corwin

Priscilla Corwin

Ron & Michele Riggi

Richard & Deborah Czech

The Rabbitt Family

Matthew Jones

Mark & Carole Moreau  

The L.A. Group

Jim & Sally Higgins

Britt & Frieda Carmer

Senator Kathy Marchione

Stephen & Barbara Ferraro

Andrew & Siridhun Ferrara

Charles & Kathy DiSanto

Byrne Orthodontics  

Drew & Kate Jarosh

Dennis & Patricia Zimmerman

Terry Lee

Gregory & Lesliey Dixon

Bobby & Theresa D’Andrea

Mike & Sharon Russo

Betsy & David Gibbs

Gene & Sue Williams

Jeff & Heath Ames

Angelo & Kate Calbone

Jim & Vivian Tortorici

Annamaria & Mark Bellantoni

Katie & Sean Kane

Donald Hastings & Marianne Castelot

Allerdice Ace Hardware

Matthew Veitch

Carol & Robert Chauvin