Schenectady County Meal Sites and Food Pantries

 

Schenectady Inner City Ministries (SICM)

Free "Grab & Go" Summer Breakfast & Lunch 2020

  • Meals are available to any youth 18 years of age or younger
  • For more information call Laura, 518-374-2683 ext. 103
  • 2020 Summer Meal Sites

 

Boys & Girls Clubs of Schenectady Grab and Go Dinners

​The Boys & Girls Club has launched a Grab and Go Dinner for children and families in Schenectady County as a result of the COVID-19 crisis.

​Dinners available Monday – Friday to be picked up between 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. at the Adeline Wright Graham Clubhouse located at 104 Education Drive in Mont Pleasant next to MP Middle School.

If you are interested in picking up dinners for your family please call to reserve at 518-374-4714.  Dinners can be picked up safely on the outside of the facility with curbside service.  Drivers and walkers will both be served.

 

    City Mission

    • Address: 512 Smith Street Schenectady NY 12305

    During this time of COVID-19, meals will be available for take-out Monday to Friday 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm and Saturday 3 to 4 p.m.

    Bagged lunches are still available 24/7 at the Welcome Center (427 Hamilton Street Schenectady NY 12305)

    Schenectady County Food Pantries

    The Bridge Food Pantry

    • Address: 801 Crane St, Schenectady NY 12303
    • Hours: 3rd Wed 4:00-6:00 p.m.
    • COVID PROCEDURE: Pre-packed bags given out
    • Contact: Rosa Rodriguez
    • Office: (518) 878-0632

    Salvation Army Schenectady

    • Address: 222 Lafayette St, Sch’dy 12305
    • Hours: T, W, Th 9:30-11:30 a.m.
    • COVID 19 Pantry by appointment ONLY
    • Contact: Esther Decena
    • Phone: (518) 346-0222 ext. 110
    • COVID 19 Procedure: Pre-packed bags given out Mon-Fri 10 a.m. to noon as a grab-and-go situation. Only one meal will be given per day.
    • Contact: Esther Decena
    • Office: (518) 346-0222
    • Fax: (518) 346-0371

    Bethesda House

    • Address: 834 State St, Schenectady 12305
    • Hours: 2nd and 3rd Tuesday 9-1 a.m. and 1-3 p.m.
    • COVID 19 No set hours of operation: Open by Appointment ONLY, please call (518) 374-7873 for assistance, leave VM with return call info. Contact: Louise O’Leary
    • Office: (518) 374-7873
    • COVID 19 Hours: Community Meal program. is CLOSED until further notice

    PG Wright Food Pantry

    • Address: 2450 Van Vranken Ave,
    • Schenectady NY 12308
    • Hours: 2nd, 3rd, & 4thnThurs. 9-1 p.m.
    • COVID 19 Hours: 2nd, 3rd & 4th Thurs. 9 a.m.-11 a.m. (Limit 20 fa.m.ilies)
    • COVID 19 PROCEDURE: Pre-packed; one person in bldg. at a time
    • Contact: Louise O’Leary
    • Office: (518) 374-7837

    Sch’dy Inner City Ministry (SICM)

    • 839 Albany St, Schenectady, NY  12307
    • Pantry: 518-346-4445
    • Contact: Ariel White
    • COVID 19 Hours M-W-F 9 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
    • COVID 19 PROCEDURE: Serving ONLY one person at a time
    • For any Sch’dy County resident/please provide proof of address
    • Open M-W-Th-F & 3rd Sat., 9-11:30 a.m. “full visit once per month” Mass Distribution the last Thurs. of each month – 9-11:30 a.m. ID’s required for every fa.m.ily member each visit

    Scotia-Glenville Pantry

    • City View Church
    • 132 Mohawk Ave. (Rte. 5) Scotia, NY 12302
    • Contact: Tim Horn or Kelly Gibbons
    • Phone: (518)423-4132/(518)588-8214
    • Open to residents of Scotia & Glenville Only – “One visit per month”
    • Open Tues 5:30-7p.m. & Fri 9-11a.m.
    • ID’s required for every family member
    • COVID 19 Hours Open Fri. 9-11 a.m. only.
    • COVID 19 PROCEDURE: Pre-packed bags given out, Limited Bldg. access. Clients asked to leave after receiving their bags.

    St. Luke’s Food Pantry

    • 1243 State St. (Pantry entrance on Division St.) Schenectady, NY 12304
    • Open Tues.-Wed.-Thurs. 10a.m.-3p.m.
    • Phone: (518) 347-1385
    • Must call to make an appointment no later than 8:00 a.m., Clients will leave a VM message that they would like to utilize the pantry, Staff will call back to choose food over the phone and be given day/time of food pick-up.
    • COVID-19 Procedure: For food pick up, clients come to the front door, ring the bell and show ID. Food is brought to the vestibule by volunteers and then clients are buzzed into the vestibule to pick up the food.

    *Grace and Mercy Ministry Food Pantry

    • 1401 State Street, Schenectady, NY
    • Open the 1st and 3rd Sat. of each month from 11 a.m.- 2 p.m.
    • COVID 19 PROCEDURE: Pre-packed; one person in bldg. at a time.
    • Contact: Pastor Ronald Butler
    • Phone: (518) 630-8404

    Harmony Fellowship

    • 888 Albany St. Schenectady, NY 12307
    • Pantry open 2nd & 4th
    • Thursday of month 3-5 p.m.
    • COVID 19 Hours: Extended hours 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Pantry held outside/6’ft social distancing
    • COVID 19 PROCEDURE: Pre-packed bags
    • Phone: (518) 331-6243
    • Coffee Shop open Tuesday-Friday 2-5 p.m.
    • COVID 19 Hours: Coffee Shop is CLOSED

    Lighthouse Food Pantry

    • 4780 Duanesburg Rd (5.4 miles from 5 corners) Duanesburg NY, 12056
    • COVID 19 Hours: Call to make Appointment Reopening May 15 M-W-F, 4-6 p.m.
    • COVID 19 Procedure: One person per family to pick up food.
    • Contact: Rose Schoening
    • Phone: (518) 355-2277
    • Need proof of address.

    State Street Food Pantry

    • State Street Presbyterian Church
    • 5 Catherine St.
    • Schenectady, NY, 12307
    • COVID 19 Hours: CLOSED until May 19th
    • Contact: Minnie
    • Phone: (518) 709-9268
    • Open: Mon, Tues, Wed 12:30-3 p.m. or until run out.
    • “Clients can come monthly”

    St. Paul the Apostle

    • St. Vincent de Paul Society
    • 2777 Albany St. Schenectady, NY
    • COVID 19 Hours: CLOSED until further notice
    • Call for Reservation (518) 377-8886
    • New phone no: (518) 346-6189

    Trinity Baptist Church

    • 2635 Balltown Rd., Niskayuna, NY 12309
    • First and third Thursday at 6 p.m.
    • Please use back entrance of the building
    • Phone: (518) 393-2506

    Bellevue Reformed Church Little Free Food Pantry

    • 2000 Broadway, Schenectady, NY 12306
    • Open 24/7, Please come and take whatever food you need from the cabinet the No ID/paperwork needed
    • Phone: (518) 393-1341

    Bra.m.an Food Pantry

    • 7963 State Route 30 (at Bra.m.an Corners) Delanson, NY 12053
    • Every Wed 5-7 p.m. &Thurs 1-3 p.m.
    • COVID Hours: No change
    • COVID 19 PROCEDURE: Food is brought outside to the parking lot. Once a month visit has been lifted during the pandemic.
    • Contact: Judith Warner
    • Phone: (518) 875-6762
    • Or by appointment
    • “Once Per Month”

    Our Lady of Fatima Pantry

    • 1735 Alexander Road
    • Delanson, NY 12053
    • Contact: Laura Countryman
    • Phone: (518) 895-2788
    • Duanesburg, Delanson, Quaker Street,
    • Esperance and Mariaville areas only.
    • By appointment Only.
    • “Once Per Month”

    Villa Fusco Food Pantry

    • 955 Balltown Rd. Niskayuna, NY 12309
    • Contact: Sr. Caroline
    • Phone: (518) 377-1613
    • Open on the third Sat. every month, 12-2 p.m. Please call on Thurs. or Fri. before the third Sat. for appointment

    Messiah Lutheran Bread of Life Food Pantry

    • 2850 Guilderland Ave.
    • Schenectady, NY 12306
    • 3rd Mon. of every month, 9-12 p.m.
    • 4th Mon. of every month, 5-8 p.m.
    • 3rd Sat. of every month, 9-12 p.m.
    • * Starting January 25, 2020
    • “By appointment only”
    • COVID 19 Hours: By Appointment ONLY
    • Call Phone: (518) 374-5104
    • COVID 19 PROCEDURE: Client choice by clipboard, Drive up service delivered to guests remaining in their vehicles.
    • Contact: Judith Becker
    • Phone: (518) 374-5104
    • Pickup Meals: M-F 5-6:00 p.m.

    For general questions about the coronavirus, visit the NYS Department of Health Coronavirus website, or call their hotline at 1-888-364-3065.

    Schenectady County COVID-19 Hotline: (518) 386-2824, option 2 (7 days a week, 9am to 4:30pm); for urgent matters after-hours that can't wait until the next day, call (518) 437-7878.

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    Partner Organizations

    The Coalition's partner organizations offer resources to those with additional needs. View the list below for more information.


    Bethesda House of Schenectady

    Hours of Operation:

    Monday - Friday: 9am-11:30am and 1pm-4:30pm; case management, social work and emergency services will be provided upon request.

    Monday - Sunday: emergency shelter services are offered, with referral from Schenectady County Department of Social Services.

    Services: 

    Housing; crisis services; emergency case management; social work: engagement and connection to physical and mental health services; food: pantry and meals.

    Contact Information:

    (518) 374-7873


    Boys & Girls Clubs of Schenectady

    Hours of Operation: 

    Monday - Friday: grab-and-go dinner meal pickups from 4:30pm to 5:30pm (104 Education Drive, Schenectady 12303)

    Virtual programs for Boys & Girls Club members between 1-4pm daily depending on the site. Contact individual sites for weekly schedules.

    Services:

    Meals and virtual programs for members.

    Contact Information:

    Adeline Wright Graham Clubhouse (518) 416-9307

    Mont Pleasant Clubhouse (518) 372-7040

    Steinmetz Clubhouse (518) 372-3583

    Rotterdam Clubhouse (518) 355-7440

    Administration (518) 374-4714

    sbargy@bgcschenectady.com


    Schenectady City School District

    Hours of Operation: 

    Monday - Friday: breakfast and lunch

    Services: 

    Meals for Schenectady City School District students.

    Contact Information: 

    Link


    Schenectady Community Action Program (SCAP)

    Hours of Operation: 

    Monday - Friday: 8:30am to 4:30pm (by phone only)

    Services: 

    Emergency assistance (CRN financial assistance)

    Contact Information:

    scapgen@scapny.org


    The Schenectady Foundation

    The Foundation has relaunched the Rebuilding Families Fund to support response efforts. The Fund will be used to provide food, supplies and direct assistance to community residents.  

    info@schenectadyfoundation.org


    YWCA of NorthEastern NY

    Hours of Operation: 

    Daily: 24-hours

    Services:

    Housing, domestic violence services, counseling, advocacy, and domestic violence shelter.

    Contact Information: 

    (518) 374-3394

    info@ywca-neny.org