How to Donate to Food Pantries in the Saratoga Springs Area

The Saratoga Springs community is full of wonderful and giving people. There are families in our area that go hungry because they do not have enough food. It seems impossible that anyone ever goes hungry in the United States. There are people in our local community that are working to end this unnecessary problem.

Call them Food Pantries, Food Shelves, Food Banks or a whole bunch of other names. They are all there with same purpose, to help people get the food they need.

Click here to see the article to read more about the local Food Pantries.

Most of these Food Pantries rely solely on community donations to stock their shelves. The food pantries in our area, need our help to keep them stocked with plenty of food and non-food items. Below is a list of the food panties in the Saratoga Springs area.

Don’t forget, they don’t just need food. Many will ask for toiletries, cleaning products and soap. Some Food Pantries will give you a list of things they can take, the things they need, and the most necessary items. Please follow their guidelines and bring what they are asking for as most have limited space for storage.

Food Pantries:
Franklin Community Center – Saratoga Springs

Franklin Community Center Donation Entrance – Image from Google Maps

The Franklin Community Center has so many programs to help the folks in the Saratoga Springs area, including a food pantry. They are located near downtown. I found on their website that food donations are accepted during pantry hours through the double door access located on the Franklin Street side of the building.

10 Franklin Street
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
Phone: (518) 587-9826

Drop off Hours
Monday – Thursday: 9:00 am – 9:00 am – 3:30 pm
closed on Fridays and holidays

Food Pantries:
Christ Church Food Pantry – Ballston Spa

The Christ Church Food Pantry accepts almost all donations. There are signs to help guide you to the right area. You can simply pull up and hand the volunteers your food donations during pantry hours. If you like, you can provide your name and address and they will send you a thank you card! If you would rather make it anonymous, that’s just fine too.

Christ Church Food Pantry, Christ Episcopal Church, Entrance for Food Donations – Image from Google Maps

They also have a drop box on the front porch of the church offices. I spoke with the Theresa Polson, Director of Christ Church Food Pantry, who gave me a list of the items they need and the most needed items. You can make Christ Church your Amazon Smile Donation choice by clicking here to go to Amazon Smile.

15 West High Street – located behind parish hall
Ballston Spa, NY 12020
518-602-0004 x5

Drop off Hours:
Mon & Fri 10am–Noon
Wed 5pm–7pm

Most needed items:

  • Personal Care items (Shampoo, Conditioner, Body Wash, Soap, Toothbrushes & Paste, Feminine Products, etc)
  • Canned or Dry Soup
  • Tuna
  • Canned Vegetables
  • Spaghetti/Pasta
  • Spaghetti Sauce
  • Peanut Butter
  • Jelly
  • Cereal
  • Macaroni and Cheese
  • SpaghettiOs
  • Diapers & Wipes
  • Toilet Paper

Food Pantries:
Shelters of Saratoga SOS – Saratoga Springs

Shelters of Saratoga Entrance view from street – Image from Google Maps

Shelters of Saratoga has been helping the homeless and people in need in Saratoga Springs since 1991. They have programs in place to help folks be more self-sufficient. One of their programs is Code Blue which offers emergency shelter to the homeless when the temperature gets below freezing. Shelters of Saratoga has an outreach program as well that provides assistance to those on the streets. You can make Shelters of Saratoga your Amazon Smile organization by clicking this link to the search page result.

14 Walworth Street
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

Drop off Hours:
Tuesdays 9 am-2 pm

Requested Items:

Canned pasta meals (chef Boyardee)
Canned meats (tuna, spam, chicken, corned beef hash, chili)
Ramen noodles
Ready meals
Beef stew
Chunky soups
Shelf stable milk
Can openers

Shower shoes/adult size flip flops
Adult size slippers
Shower caddies
Soap dishes
Individual Toothbrush holders

Price Chopper
Cudney’s laundry tokens

Food Pantries:
Town of Malta Community Center Food Pantry

Town of Malta Community Center Entrance – Image from Google Maps

Malta Community Center Food Pantry provides a helpful list of the items they need, too many to list here. So, here is a link to their pdf list.  Donation of food and non-food items will help them provide assistance to those in need.

Malta Community Center Food Pantry
One Bayberry Drive
Malta New York 12020

Donation Hours when the Food Pantry is open:

M – F 8am – 8pm
Saturday 9am – noon

Requested Items – click here to see the specific items in each category (same PDF as above):

Food Items:
Milk, Yogurt and Cheese
Meat, Poultry, Fish, Dry Beans, Nuts
Breads, Cereal, Rice, Pasta
Oils, Condiments
Bottled Juice

Non-Food Items:
Paper Products
Soap Products
Personal Care Products
And other specific items the community needs (check out the list!)

Food Pantries:
Town of Greenfield Food Pantry

Look for these signs to locate the Greenfield Food Pantry – Image from Google Maps

The Town of Greenfield has great information on their website. It is easy to make donations by simply dropping them off inside the Community Center Entrance.

25 Wilton Road
Greenfield Center, NY 12833
Next door to the Town Hall
(518) 893-7432 x312

Open every Wednesday from
1:30 – 3:30 at the Community Center

Thanks for reading. I hope this helps! :o)

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