FOOD PANTRY

About Our Pantry 

Our pantry is located in Pawling Avenue United Methodist Church at 520 Pawling Ave, Troy where we serve families a monthly 3 day/3 meals per day package for everyone in the family of basic staples, meat, fresh produce, breads and bakery items, and milk. Families can return weekly for bread & produce. Also available are non-food items such as diapers, toiletries, personal hygiene items, household cleaning supplies, and pet food. 

 

Who We Serve

Troy’s East Side and Wynantskill.

Funding

Our major source of funding is provided by our HPNAP grant via our Regional Food Bank account. Additional help is also provided by The Food Pantries for the Capital District, SEFCU, Wynantskill Hannaford, The Review Foundation, and Emergency Food & Shelter Grant funding. Donations come from generous donors interested in make sure none of their neighbors go hungry and by way of numerous food drives and fundraisers held for our benefit by local businesses, office groups, schools, churches, and civic groups.

 

Volunteers

The lifeline of our pantry is the hard work and dedication of our volunteers who work the pantry daily, stock shelves, pack bags, welcome our clients, unload trucks, run to the RFB to pick up fresh produce or to Hannaford to receive their generous donations. They do it all with a smile and make everyone who comes through our doors leave feeling they were treated with respect. If you're interested in joining our crew, call or email Sherri.

 

Donations

Donations of non perishable food and personal care items are ALWAYS welcome and needed. If the food pantry is closed, feel free to drop off at the community center at 596 Pawling Ave, Troy between 9:30am - 6pm Mon-Fri. For large donations, please call to make arrangements.

Holiday

With the help of local churches, groups and individuals, we try to give our pantry guests a holiday gift each year. It usually consists of a household item they wouldn't get for themselves but would make their lives easier. In the past, we have distributed crock pots, bags filled with detergent, toiletries, and dish soap, bedding, and pots & pans. If you would like to help with this effort, please contact Sherri.

 

Pantry FAQs

   

  • Where are you located?  

    • PAUM Church -  520 Pawling Ave-Troy - Through the green double doors on Woodlawn Ct.                                                             

  • When are you open?   

    • Monday - Friday 9:30-11:45am                                                                                                                                                                             

    • Thursday evening 5-7pm                                                       

    • Last Saturday of each month-9:30-11:45am                                                                                                           

  • What do I need to bring with me?: 

    • Proof of residence (Troy’s East Side or Wynantskill)                                                                          

    • IDs for each person in household                                                                                                 

Don't live in the East Side of Troy or in Wynantskill and still need help?                                                                            Call The Food Pantries for the Capital District Monday-Friday 8:00-4:00pm at 518-458-1167.​                                                                                                                           

For emergency assistance please dial 211 from any phone. 211 is a United Way program with information and assistance  for emergency food, housing, clothing, and other help.

CALL US 

Community Center- 1-518-272-8029 

Food Pantry- 1-518-272-1547                      

FIND US

Community Center- 596 Pawling Avenue Troy, NY 12180

Food Pantry- 520 Pawling Avenue Troy, NY 12180        

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