On June 10, DZ Restaurants held a Corks and Cuisine event at Forno Bisro to benefit the Wilton Food Pantry. Perfect weather, food and beverage samples from area establishments and lots of great folks made for an enjoyable Sunday afternoon. Thank you DZ!
The Wilton-Saratoga Elks Club once again hosted the Wilton Food Pantry's annual Empty Bowls fundraiser. This event raises a significant portion of the Pantry's annual budget. Thanks to all of our community supporters that purchased tickets, and left with great handcrafted bowls from Skidmore students. Corporate sponsors contributed [...]
The Elks Club, Wilton Food Pantry and St Clement's food pantry have combined forces to deliver food to seniors who can't get to a food pantry. The food pantries supply the food and Elks volunteers deliver. Currently, this service is distributing to 3 senior housing locations in the Saratoga Springs/Wilton area with plans to expand [...]
On January 24th, the first delivery by the Elks Club to seniors unable to get to a food pantry was started. 10 bags were assembled at the Wilton Food Pantry and delivered by Elks Club members. The Wilton Food Pantry will do the fulfillment once a month as will St Clement's. It is expected we [...]
Once again those wonderful students at Ballard Road Elementary school donated the proceeds from their annual coin drop to local food pantries. St. Therese of Gansevoort and the Wilton Food Pantry each received $721.39 to continue to assist our food insecure neighbors. In addition to the money raised they also collected 424 pounds of food. [...]
10 volunteers gathered together on Thursday, November 16, to put together 92 Thanksgiving boxes for our patrons. This is an annual project of the Wilton Food Pantry. Boxes were geared to the size of the families who signed up. 305 people will have a better Thanksgiving thanks to these volunteers.
Both of these fine companies annually do a food drive for us. And every year they add hundreds of pounds of food to our shelves. The Pantry has been reaching out to serve more people recently but couldn't do it without help from companies like ACE and Hoffman's. Thank you!
The Pantry has had several young people bring food to the Pantry that they collected in their neighborhoods. Typical is Alexa Howansky who collected 178 pounds for Halloween and brought it to the Pantry. Thank you Alexa!
Last year Steve Countermine organized the first Ride for Shelby to honor his daughter and to raise funds for the Wilton Food Pantry. It was a huge success! This year the organizers hope to exceed their first year success with an even greater get together. Even if you just want to enjoy the food and [...]
Thanks to a generous grant from Target Corporation, the Wilton Food Pantry will be distributing lunch bags to the school age children of our patrons. These will be in addition to regular pantry visits they make. When children are not in school the free/reduced lunches they usually enjoy are not available and the burden falls [...]
Each year on the 2nd Sunday of April, the Wilton Food Pantry's Empty Bowls fundraising event is held at the Saratoga - Wilton Elks Lodge. Once again the Community came together by attending, bidding on or donating to our Silent Auction, Sponsoring or volunteering- to make the Wilton Food Pantry's 6th Annual Empty Bowls a record breaking [...]
Jill Fahey from BSNB presents Peter Maynard, Director of WFP, a letter showing a $500.00 deposit was made at the Regional Food Bank for our benefit. In addition, 90 pounds of food was also collected from BSNB customers. Last year the bank also supported the Pantry with a contribution to our account at the Food [...]
Every year the kids at Ballard Road Elementary raise money and food to distribute to local food pantries. This year they raised $1,650 and 460 pounds of food. These kids are amazing. Three local pantries each received $550 to make sure our neighbors do not lack for food. Thank you Ballard Road Elementary!
Every year these 2 fine organizations take the time to collect food for the Wilton Food Pantry. This November these two donors contributed a total of almost 1,500 pounds of canned food. November and December put demands on the Wilton Food Pantry but with help from organizations like these, we can meet the challenge. Thank [...]
On Saturday, September 24th, an event organized by Steve Countermine and Debi Zellan to commemorate Steve's daughter, Shelby, was held. A group of motorcyclists rode around Sacandoga Lake and then met up at McGregor's Pub for food, music and a great time. The proceeds of this event were earmarked for the Wilton Food Pantry. Steve [...]
Healthy Living Market (Saratoga) is a proud Community Partner of the Wilton Food Pantry. Please consider donating a non-perishable item to the permanent food drop in the front entrance when you shop at HL.
Starting July 20, the Wilton Food Pantry has begun distributing food bags to children of our patrons. This is in addition to the normal allocation of food we provide. Every child under 18 gets a full bag of food every time their family visits the Pantry. When school is out it can be difficult for [...]
Sunday, April 10th, was a huge success for the Wilton Food Pantry's annual fundraiser at the Wilton Elks Club. After setting a fundraising record last year, the Pantry exceeded that record by $3,000! This year Empty Bowls set a new net record of $20,000+. This money allows the Pantry to meet its operational expenses as [...]
The great folks at Ace Hardware on Ballard Road collected foodstuffs for the Wilton Food Pantry in March and the result was 330 lbs! Thanks to these generous folks Wilton families needing food assistance will benefit.