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.
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.
Franklin Community Center – Saratoga Springs
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
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.
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
Drop off Hours:
Mon & Fri 10am–Noon
Most needed items:
- Personal Care items (Shampoo, Conditioner, Body Wash, Soap, Toothbrushes & Paste, Feminine Products, etc)
- Canned or Dry Soup
- Canned Vegetables
- Spaghetti Sauce
- Peanut Butter
- Macaroni and Cheese
- Diapers & Wipes
- Toilet Paper
Shelters of Saratoga SOS – Saratoga Springs
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
Canned pasta meals (chef Boyardee)
Canned meats (tuna, spam, chicken, corned beef hash, chili)
Shelf stable milk
Shower shoes/adult size flip flops
Adult size slippers
Individual Toothbrush holders
Cudney’s laundry tokens
Town of Malta Community Center Food Pantry
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
Milk, Yogurt and Cheese
Meat, Poultry, Fish, Dry Beans, Nuts
Breads, Cereal, Rice, Pasta
Personal Care Products
And other specific items the community needs (check out the list!)
Town of Greenfield Food Pantry
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)