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Food pantries in Rensselaer County.

Pantries and churches in Rensselaer County New York provide free food, meals, and groceries to the low income. If you are faced with an emergency or unexpected job loss these organizations can be a great place to turn to for help. If they do not have food, groceries, or a meal for you, then ask for a referral.

In addition to the pantries offering healthy and high quality food, many also have other items such as clothing, personal hygiene items, home delivered meals, or more. Case managers can often help low income people apply for government aid too, such as food stamps or WIC. The volunteers and case managers at these Rensselaer locations are all committed to doing what they can to help the less fortunate in the community.

Joseph L. Bruno Family Resource Center
Address is 3027 6th Avenue
Troy, NY, 12180
(518) 272-6012
The non-profit operates a pantry that offers a selection of fresh fruits, breads and vegetables. In addition case managers from the non-profit provide information about other local resources and referrals in the country.

Nassau Resource Center
2328 Fifth Avenue
Troy, New York, 12180

St. Joseph's Church
416 Third Street
Troy, NY, 12180

St. Patrick's Food Pantry
Will only have food for people who live in parish boundaries. Some items may be offered in an emergency.

St. Mary's Church
Main location is 196 Third Street
Troy, NY, 12180
Dial (518) 274-6720




The Troy YWCA Food Pantry
21 First Street, Troy, NY
Telephone number is 518-274-7100
The organization may have up to 3 days of food for the low income or people on a fixed income. Canned goods may be offered as part of this.

The Street Ministry – Unity House
Up to a 3 day supply of food, case management, holiday meals, and advocacy may be offered.
33 Second Street, Troy, NY, 12180

Commission On Economic Opportunity For The Greater Capital Region
2331 Fifth Avenue
Troy, NY, 12180
Operates a food bank. Summer meals, bags or food, nutrition classes and more may be offered.

Mount Ida Food Pantry
560 Congress Street
Troy, NY, 12180
Call (518) 272-1115 for intake.

Salvation Army of Troy
410 River Street
Troy, NY, 12180
Social services programs include a free food pantry and a soup kitchen. Emergency financial assistance for bills, rent, and housing may be provided. Also the center may have Thanksgiving and Christmas meals too, along with gifts for children.

Roarke Center
107 4th Street
Troy, NY, 12180
The non-profit Roarke Center offers food and groceries to residents in Central and South Troy.





The Gathering Place, New Hope For Life Ministries
1 Fairgrounds Street
Nassau, NY, 12123
Runs a thrift store and food pantry. May sell or have clothing, household items, and gently used furniture.

Hope 7 Food Pantry
520 Pawling Avenue
Troy, NY, 12180
Call (518) 272-8029
Meals and baskets for Easter, Thanksgiving or Christmas may be offered too.

Greenwich Relief Committee
2 Academy Street
Greenwich, NY, 12834

Sally Catlin Resource Center
21 First Street
Troy, New York, 12180
(518) 274-7100
Some of what may be offered includes a food pantry, My Sister's Closet (women's clothing), a weekly community meal, advocacy and referral, employment training programs and more.

Rensselaer County Department Of Social Services
Address is 1801 6th Avenue
Troy, NY, 12180
Dial (518) 270-8638
Runs public assistance programs for the county, including SNAP food stamps. The location also services as a WIC application site. Other resources include section 8 vouchers and energy assistance.

Nutrition Outreach And Education Program (NOEP)
Location is 33 Second Street
Troy, NY, 12180

Unity House runs a soup kitchen
Location is 21 First Street
Troy, NY, 12180
(518) 274-7100




YWCA Of The Greater Capital Region
11 Washington Street
Rensselaer, New York, 12144
Benefit filing assistance is available for public aid, housing, and more.

Circles Of Mercy and Catherine's Closet
11 Washington Street
Rensselaer, NY, 12144
There is a thrift store on site. In addition the location provides low-income, new mothers a large basket filled with all the new clothing, formula and supply items. In addition case managers can help people apply for programs such as WIC or food stamps.

Rensselaer County Unified Family Services
1600 7th Avenue
Troy, New York, 12180
Operates a home delivered meal program and also serves congregate meals to seniors and the elderly. Seniors can also participate in workshops and social activities.


By Jon McNamara

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