Food Programs

Food Insecurity is detrimental to the United States economy. The cycle of food insecurity begins when an individual or family cannot afford enough nutritious food. The Mechanicville Area Community Services Center (MACSC), recognizes how important food assistance is in preventing food insecurity and promoting healthy lifestyles in our community. Our Food Program offers several resources to help combat hunger and bring awareness to food insecurity in and around our local community.

Our next food distribution day is:

Thursday / Aug 11th

If you are in urgent need of food or could use help from time to time, call us! We are here to help! Call (518) 664-8322, press 1012 and leave your information today!

We are returning to monthly distribution on Thursdays.  Our once-per-month guidelines are currently in effect and MACSC food pantry is currently operating on a call-in basis, don’t wait until the last minute if you are in need! Contact us prior to Thursday’s distribution day to schedule or request a food box. Cut off time for online orders is 3:00 p.m. the day before distribution. Any orders entered after that time will be placed on the food pickup date for the following week.

Who Qualifies? Anyone in our community who is in need! If you are in dire need of food or cannot afford the groceries you need on a regular basis contact us.  If you don’t have food to make it through the day and are worried about what tomorrow brings, speak with any of our highly trained staff to learn how we can help.  MACSC is here to ensure that no family faces a food emergency alone, we can provide food and connect you with referrals to support services to assist your family combat and overcome hunger and food insecurity.

Do We Deliver? Unfortunately we are no longer able to offer Food Pantry delivery, BUT if you need food please call us, request a food box and we will schedule a time for you to come and pick-up.

If you live in Mechanicville or surrounding areas please call The Mechanicville Community Center at (518) 664-8322 Ext 1012 or schedule sign up to request a food box.  We can also provide a referral to a nearby food pantry.  You can also locate a food pantry near you if you click here .

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Pet pantry is available only when donations are provided. Please call ahead to ensure we have what your pet needs.

If you are able to donate food and/or gift cards to the pantry, MACSC is open Monday-Friday 8-4 pm.

Coming Soon!

This program will be coming soon. Please check back for additional information.

We give away vegetable and fruit plants to food pantry customers so they can try growing their own vegetables at home. We are coming up on our 4th year of this initiative and the response has been great. It’s fun for the kids too!

Outdoor Free Produce weekly Tuesday – Thursday at 10:00 a.m.

The Mechanicville Area Community Services Center partners with local organizations to help combat food insecurity, as a result,  FREE produce is placed outside on the side of the build weekly on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at 10:00 a.m.  First come, First Served and EVERYTHING is FREE!! 

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Free Market will be held outside the Mechanicville Senior Center twice a month on Wednesdays.

First come, First Served and EVERYTHING is FREE!! We will continue to have free market through October.

2022 Free Market Dates

Wednesday, 05/04/22 & Wednesday, 05/18/22

Wednesday, 06/01/22 & Wednesday, 06/15/22

Wednesday, 07/06/22 & Wednesday, 07/20/22

Wednesday, 08/03/22 & Wednesday, 08/17/22

Wednesday, 09/07/22 & Wednesday, 09/21/22

Wednesday, 10/05/22 & Wednesday, 10/19/22

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Free Summer Meals for Kids & Teens

The Mechanicville Area Community Services Center in partnership with CAPTAIN Community Human Services is proud to offer Saratoga County’s FREE Summer Meals Program. During the summer months, children up to the age of 18 are served free, nutritious lunches.  (Sandwiches, Salads, Fresh Fruit, Cold Milk).  Find an open site near you: Click Here

MACSC 2022 Summer Meals will be held

Monday – Friday,  June 27th – August 26th

11:00 A.M. – 1:00 P.M.
Park Avenue Playground
711 Park Avenue | Mechanicville NY

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For questions about FREE Summer Meals please contact Carrie Pane or call (518) 664-8322.

Coming Soon!

This program will be coming soon. Please check back for additional information.