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November 2017

WFP volunteers at the annual Thanksgiving ‘Box Build’

November 17th, 2017|

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.

Thank you to ACE Hardware and Hoffman’s Car Wash

November 11th, 2017|

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!

Young People and Food Drives

November 5th, 2017|

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!

July 2017

2nd Annual Ride for Shelby 9/9/17

July 17th, 2017|

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 [...]

June 2017

Summer Lunch Program-Thanks Target!

June 6th, 2017|

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 [...]

April 2017

2017 Empty Bowls – Record Year!

April 21st, 2017|

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 [...]

January 2017

Ballston Spa National Bank supports WFP again!

January 10th, 2017|

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 [...]

December 2016

Ballard Road Elementary does it again!

December 23rd, 2016|

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!

November 2016

Thank you to ACE Hardware and Hoffman Car Wash

November 16th, 2016|

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 [...]

October 2016

First Annual Run for Shelby a huge success!

October 21st, 2016|

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 [...]

September 2016

We are proud to partner with Healthy Living!

September 25th, 2016|

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.

July 2016

Summer Lunch Bag Program

July 20th, 2016|

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 [...]

April 2016

Annual Empty Bowls event was a huge success

April 29th, 2016|

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 [...]

Ace Hardware Distribution Center Food Drive

April 7th, 2016|

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.

March 2016

February 26, 2016 Volunteer Appreciation Dinner

March 4th, 2016|

(from L) Peter Maynard, Carol Fish, Deb Zellan The Wilton Food Pantry hosted a spaghetti dinner for our great volunteers. Boy Scout Troop #24 led by Dave Hoffman provided the considerable labor to make this a great evening. WFP's own Ben Neise was the "lead chef" for a dinner which included meat balls, [...]

Adirondack Trust (Wilton) Food Drive

March 3rd, 2016|

From the left: Tyronne Culpepper, Peter Maynard (WFP), Arlene Connor, and Lynette Matt On Wednesday, March 2nd, 3 members of the Adirondack Trust office on Route 9 & Northern Pines stopped by to give us food they had collected through their branch. It is the many partners the Wilton Food Pantry has that [...]

January 2016

Ballston Spa National Bank supports the Wilton Food Pantry

January 21st, 2016|

Ballston Spa National Bank (BSNB) recently awarded the pantry a $500.00 grant at the Regional Food Bank.  This grant allows the Pantry to purchase food and draw against the grant.  When you factor in the fact that food purchased from the Food Bank can be as low as $.16 a pound, this grant will be [...]

Thank you Healthy Living

January 5th, 2016|

Throughout the year, Healthy Living at the Wilton Mall provides us with produce and other healthy food for our patrons.  In addition, during the Thanksgiving & Christmas Holidays they set up a program for their customers to purchase food bags and/or donate money to the Pantry.  This year Healthy Living's generous customers gave 120 food [...]

Thank you Ballard Road Elementary!

January 4th, 2016|

The Wilton Food Pantry received food and a check from the great kids at Ballard Road Elementary December 21st. Two other food pantries in the area also shared in the generosity of these fine young people.