Food Resources

Food Pantires & Free Meals

(The following list was compiled by Schenectady Community Minietries from information available from other providers of either Food Pantries or Meal Sites. It was accurate with information made available to SCM; however, programs operate independently and are subject to change).  Rev3/1/17

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Sch'dy Community Ministries (SCM)
839 Albany St. 
Schenectady, NY  12307 
Pantry: 346-4445 
Contact: Shelly Ford
For any Sch'dy County resident/please provide proof of address
Open M-W-Th-F, 9:00 am -11:30am *full visit once per month*
Visits for produce at 11-11:30 *produce visit once per week* 

Mass Distribution the last Thursday of each month - 8:30 to 11:30am
ID’s required for every family member each visit 
Salvation Army
222 Lafayette Street
Schenectady, NY 12305
Phone: 346-0222
Open Tues, Weds, Thurs        9:30- 11:30 am
* 5 times/year*

*10 times/year seniors* 
Bethesda House Food Pantry
834-836 State St.
Schenectady, NY 12307
Phone: 374-787
Open 2nd & 3rd Tuesday    9:30 – 11:30 am & 1:00pm – 3:00 pm,
Clients receive a punch card
P.G.Wright Food Pantry
2450 Van Vranken Ave
Schenectady, New York 12308
Contact Melissa Zampino or Tammara France
Phone: 374-7873 
 Open Thursdays 9am-1pm and Last Monday of every month 4-6pm 
*Open only to 12308 zip code only* 
One visit per month
Scotia-Glenville Pantry
City View Church
132 Mohawk Ave. (Rte. 5)
Scotia, NY 12302
Contact: Tim Horn or Kelly Gibbons
Phone: 423-4132/588-8214
Open to residents of Scotia & Glenville Only
*One visit per month*
Open Tuesdays,   5:30 -7:00pm & Fridays, 9:00-11:00am
ID’s required for every family member 
St. Luke’s Food Pantry
1243 State St.
Schenectady, NY 12304
Phone: 347-1385
Must call to make appointment by 10 am 347-1385
Open Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
Harmony Fellowship
888 Albany St.
Schenectady, NY 12307
Phone: 331-6243
Pantry open 2nd & 4th Thursday of month 3-5 pm
Coffee Shop open Tuesday-Friday 2-5pm
Lighthouse Food Pantry
4780  Duanesburg Rd
(5.4 miles from 5 corners)
Princetown, NY, 12056
Phone: 355-2277
Open Wed. Thur. Fri. 4 – 6 PM
State Street Food Pantry
State Street Presbyterian Church
5 Catherine St.
Schenectady, NY, 12307
Phone: 374-2684
Open Mon, Tues, Wed 1:00pm to 4pm
*6 times/year*
St. Paul the Apostle
St. Vincent de Paul Society
2777 Albany St. Schenectady, NY
Call for Reservation 377-8886
The Bridge Christian Church
735 Crane St. Schenectady, NY
Contact: Rosa
Phone: 864-5849
Open Third Tuesday 4-6pm/Thursday & Third Saturday 12-2pm
Come early
Only in emergency cases call for appointment (Coats are available)
Trinity Baptist Church
2635 Balltown Rd.
Niskayuna, NY 12309
First and third Thursday 7-8pm
Please use back entrance of building 
Braman Food Pantry
7967 State Route 30 at Braman Corners 
Duanesburg, NY 12056
Phone: 868-2047
Every Thursday 1pm-3pm and Wednesday 5pm-7pm
Or by appointment
*no limits on visits*
Our Lady of Fatima Pantry
1735 Alexander Road
Delanson, NY 12053
Contact: Laura Countryman
Phone: 895-2788
Duanesburg, Delanson, QuakerStreet,
Esperance and Mariaville areas only.
By appointment Only.
*once per month*
The Gathered Remnant Ministry
1374-76 10th Ave. Sch’dy 12303
Contact: Rev. Cynthia VanAlstyne
Phone:  374-3487
Food & Clothing pantry available the 3rd Tuesday and
4thThursday of the month from 1:00pm – 6:00pm.  Hot meal  
available 3rd & 4th Saturday of the month, 12:30pm – 3pm. 
Copying and faxing also available.   
Villa Fusco Food Pantry
955 Balltown Rd. 
Niskayuna, 12309
Contact: Sr. Caroline Phone: 377-1613
Open on the third Saturday every month, 12-2
Please call on the Thursday or Friday before third Saturday for appointment
Messiah Lutheran Bread of Life Food Pantry
2850 Guilderland Ave. 
Schenectady, NY 12306
Contact: Judy Becker or Joyce Gresham Phone: 374-5104/355-5177
By referral only – Once per month


Breakfast Program
Lunch Program 
Salvation Army
222 Lafayette St.
Schenectady, NY 12305 Phone: 346-0222
Mon. – Fri. 7:30 am – 8:30am  
Mon. – Fri. 12 pm – 1:00 pm
Late Lu
Bethesda House nch/Early Supper

834-836 State St.
Schenectady, NY 12307 Phone: 374-7873
Hot Meal Mon. - Fri., 3:00 pm
Breakfast Program
First United Methodist Church
603 State Street (Chapel Street entrance)
Schenectady, NY 12305
Contact:  Rev. Sara Baron Phone: 374-4403
Sunday 8:30am to 9:30 am (except the first Sunday each month)
Emmanuel Friedens Church 
218 Nott Terrace
Schenectady, NY 12305 Phone: 374-4114
Community Meal Brunch on LAST Saturday of the month 10-11 am

City Mission
512 Smith Street
Schenectady, NY Phone: 346-2275 ext. 0
Dinner Mon - Fri, 5:45 PM, Sat. 3 PM 
Bag Lunch, Sunday 3 – 3:30 PM
Sandwiches ALL DAY at 425 Hamilton entrance
Neighborhood Meal 
Christ Church Episcopal 
970 State St
Contact: Rev. Brad JonesPhone: 374-3064  
The LAST Sunday of each month. 
Sunday 1:30 – 2:30 pm
Holy Name of Jesus National Catholic Church
1040 Pearl Street
Schenectady, NY  12303 Phone:  (518) 372-1992 
Third Sunday of every month

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