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Local Food Pantries in the Saratoga Springs Area

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The Saratoga Springs community is full of wonderful and giving people. There are many food pantries in the area who all 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.

They are called Food Pantries, Food Shelves, Food Banks and a whole bunch of other names. But they all are the same in their purpose, to help people get the food they need. Most of these Food Pantries rely solely on community donations to stock their shelves. Click here to read another article on location information and lists of specific needs.

And 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. However, please follow their guidelines and bring what they are asking for as most have limited space for storage.

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Franklin Community Center – Saratoga Springs

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

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

Drop off Food Donations during Pantry Hours
Monday – Thursday: 9:00am – 3:30 pm
(closed on Fridays and holidays)

The Wilton Food Pantry

The Wilton Food Pantry provides a safe and clean environment for the residents of Wilton and the surrounding area who are in need of food. They have set up donation hours just before the food pantry opens to its patrons.

Trinity United Methodist Church – WFP Annex
155 Ballard Rd
Wilton, NY 12831

Donation Hours: 
Wednesdays 3:30pm – 6:00pm
Saturdays 9:00am – 10:00am


Christ Church Food Pantry – Ballston Spa

The Christ Church Food Pantry accepts almost all donations. There are signs to help know where to go to bring your food donations. You can simply pull up 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.

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

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

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

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First Baptist Church – Ballston Spa

First Baptist Church is located in the center of downtown Ballston Spa. They offer food and other supplies to any resident in Saratoga County. They have found a huge need in the community for cleaning supplies. These types of items are not covered by food stamps, so folks are using their money to purchase things like dishwashing soap and hand soap.

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First Baptist Church
202 Milton Avenue
Ballston Spa, NY 12020

Donation Hours when the Food Pantry is open:

1st & 3rd Tues 9am – 11am
Thurs 4:30pm – 6:30pm, 1st Sat 8 – 10am
Church Office M – F  9am – 1pm (if you have nothing that needs to stay cold)

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

Town of Greenfield Food Pantry – Greenfield 

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. 

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

Please let us know if you know of any more place that need our donations. Thanks for reading! I hope this helps! :o)

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