Give Thanks Food Drive to Benefit The Franklin Community Center

Support the “Healthy Food Drive Initiative” by donating food items to the Franklin Community Center Food Pantry for Thanksgiving this year. Saratoga's Credit Union will be collecting items through November 16th.

Pantry Items

See the below wish list of items needed.

  • 100% Fruit Juice
  • Raisins/Dried Fruit (no sugar added)
  • Applesauce (no sugar added)
  • Canned Fruit (in juice)
  • Canned Tuna, Chicken, Salmon (in water)
  • High Protein Low Sodium Canned Soup
  • Chicken and Beef Broth
  • Canned Tomato Products (low or no added salt)
  • Canned Vegetables (low sodium)
  • Brown Rice or Wild Rice
  • Rolled Oats or Plain Instant Oatmeal
  • Whole-Grain Pasta
  • Quinoa, Buckwheat & Other Whole Grains
  • Cereal (low sugar, high fiber)
  • Whole Grain Cereal Bars
  • Dried Beans
  • Canned Beans
  • Dry Roasted or Raw Nuts & Seeds
  • Peanut Butter
  • Coffee/Tea
  • Vegetable Oil
  • Shelf-Stable Milk (powdered, soy, almond)
  • Items that are low sodium, low sugar, gluten free, organic and whole grain are helpful

Personal Items

We are always in need of personal hygiene items and cleaning supplies.  Most people don’t think to donate these items to a food pantry, however they are needed and necessary.  They can be expensive and are not covered by SNAP benefits.  Our customers’ priority is meeting the food needs of their family and as a result these items are often lacking.  These products are so important for our customer’s self-esteem.  Please consider helping our neighbors in need.  Dollar stores are a great source for these items as many items can be purchased for a dollar.

Personal hygiene and cleaning supplies for women and children:

  • Shampoo/Conditioner
  • Soap
  • Deodorant
  • Toothpaste/Toothbrush
  • Razors/Shaving Cream
  • Tampons/Pads
  • Laundry Soap (laundry Pods are best)
  • Dish Soap
  • Diaper Wipes