Wednesday, 06 March 2019 19:00

Saratoga County EOC Transforming Food Pantry

Community Services Director Angelo Calbone, Executive Director Jo Anne Hume and Deputy Director Krystle Nowhitney Hernandez announce that Saratoga County EOC will transition its food pantry to a choice pantry this spring. Community Services Director Angelo Calbone, Executive Director Jo Anne Hume and Deputy Director Krystle Nowhitney Hernandez announce that Saratoga County EOC will transition its food pantry to a choice pantry this spring. Photo provided.

BALLSTON SPA — The Saratoga County Economic Opportunity Council (EOC) announced that its food pantry will become “The Pantry at EOC,” and will undergo major changes throughout the spring, including renovations, new sections that cater to specific client needs and a transition to a market-inspired choice pantry model. A choice pantry allows customers the opportunity to select and shop for their own food, rather than have a volunteer pick their foods for them. 

EOC’s food pantry serves about 700 people a month and will be renovated to allow for a more pleasant experience and better flow as customers shop. EOC is planning to paint, replace and reorganize shelving, and add a checkout counter. It will also be bolstering sections that cater to specific client needs such as personal care items, women’s health and hygiene, baby products and homeless/motel food items. In addition, EOC will be working to expand the selection and quality of items available, particularly further increasing our capacity for wholesome, healthy and nutritious foods like meats, dairy and fresh produce.

The EOC food pantry is located at 39 Bath St. in Ballston Spa. EOC is a nonprofit that has served the community for over 50 years and its programs include the soup kitchen, food pantry, rural food delivery, immigrant services, advocacy, Head Start, WIC and Weatherization. To learn more visit saratogaeoc.org or call 518-288-3206.

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