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July 2018

April 2018

2018 Empty Bowls a huge success!

2019-08-08T08:38:10-04:00April 11th, 2018|Uncategorized|

  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 [...]

March 2018

February 2018

December 2017

Gotta love those Bulldogs

2019-08-08T08:38:11-04:00December 19th, 2017|Uncategorized|

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.  [...]

November 2017

Young People and Food Drives

2019-08-08T08:38:11-04:00November 5th, 2017|Uncategorized|

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

2019-08-08T08:38:11-04:00July 17th, 2017|Uncategorized|

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!

2017-06-06T20:19:34-04:00June 6th, 2017|Uncategorized|

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!

2017-04-21T08:48:21-04:00April 21st, 2017|Uncategorized|

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!

2019-08-08T08:38:11-04:00January 10th, 2017|Uncategorized|

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!

2019-08-08T08:38:11-04:00December 23rd, 2016|Uncategorized|

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

2016-11-16T17:04:28-04:00November 16th, 2016|Uncategorized|

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!

2019-08-08T08:38:12-04:00October 21st, 2016|Uncategorized|

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

July 2016

Summer Lunch Bag Program

2016-07-26T10:19:12-04:00July 20th, 2016|Uncategorized|

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

2019-08-08T08:38:12-04:00April 29th, 2016|Uncategorized|

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 [...]