St. John's/St. Ann's Outreach
Serving Albany's South End Since 1976
88 Fourth Avenue, Albany,
New York 12202-1922
John’s/St. Ann’s Food Pantry has provided our neighbors in the South End
of Albany with emergency supplemental food for over 25 years. The Pantry
provides sufficient food for 3 meals for 3 days or a total of nine meals
per month for each individual registered to a household. It also provides
toiletries (which cannot be purchased with food stamps), infant formula,
baby food and diapers when available. The neighbors we serve learn
about us from a variety of sources including health and human service organizations,
family, friends, and neighboring churches.
Client eligibility is restricted to the geographic area defined by the
Food Pantries of the Capital District, and clients must bring a proof of
address when coming in. The Food Pantry has implemented a program called
“Client Choice”, which enables our neighbors to decide which foods their
families need and like. This highly reduces the likelihood of any food
going to waste.
Most of our clients come into the pantry to pick up their food but physical
limitations preclude some of them from coming in. We offer these
clients the opportunity to have their food delivered. We are blessed with
a wonderful group of dedicated volunteers who help make this possible. Food
is currently delivered to 85 individuals in 40 families. In June of 2012,
our Pantry served 635 individuals and in August of 2012, it served 759 individuals.
With the economy the way it is at the present time we are expecting to see
an increase in demand for our Food Pantry in the next year.