Our Food Pantry

Food Assistance For Those In Need - The Pantry Relies Heavily on Community Donations

Exterior of the Franklin Community Center Food Pantry
Francine D. Grinnell – Multimedia Journalist, Media News Group

“Never worry about numbers. Help one person at a time, and always start with the person nearest you.”

Imagine going to feed your family, reaching into your refrigerator or pantry only to find the shelves bare. Unfortunately, for too many local families, this is a harsh reality. 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, our food pantry is open year-round, Monday 2:00 pm – 7:00 pm, Tuesday – Thursday 9:00 am – 11:30 am / 12:30 pm – 3:00 pm, closed between 11:30 am – 12:30 pm, Fridays and holidays. To utilize the pantry you must show proof of residency, with name and current address, in Saratoga County (piece of mail, lease, valid identification, etc). This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

Donations for the pantry are accepted during pantry hours through the double door access located on the Franklin Street side of the building. 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 518-587-9826 x224 or by email, [email protected].