August Newsletter

Happy August! Can you believe it’s the last month of summer already? During the month of July, we provided food and essential personal items in 81 different cases helping families and individuals in need. Our food pantry is open Monday through Friday from 9-3. If you or someone you know is in need of food, please give us a call to schedule a pick up.

Please note: Our food pantry will be closed the week of August 22nd during the Feet First program.

Feet First
It’s that time of year again! Our annual program, Feet First, kicks off on August 15th. Feet First provides new school shoes to eligible children going to school in the fall of 2022. This year, call-ins start Monday August 15, 2022 at 9:00 am. 518-793-0797. We will take your application over the phone, and set you up with an appointment for pick up. Eligible families are enrolled in an assistance program such as SNAP, WIC, SSI etc. Documents and verification of income and custody may be required to be submitted. Have paper and pen ready to write down appointment time and documents to submit. Appointments will be made for the week of August 22, 2022.

When you call, please talk to a staff member. Do not leave a message. Phone lines will be busy but please be patient and keep trying. Let’s help kids put their best foot forward when going back to school!

Thank You!
Thank you to the volunteers from The Victory Garden at the Rite Aid Community Garden. The produce is a happy addition to our pantry distribution.

Outdoor Fridays
August is a busy month at Family Service Association, and we’ll only be able to hold Outdoor Fridays for part of the month. There will be no Outdoor Fridays event on 8/19 or 8/26 due to our Feet First program. But you still have several weeks before that happens! We put out new items every week, so stop in and stock up on summer clothes and fresh veggies! Don’t forget to check out the outreach tables set up by various agencies when you come by. We’ve got several lined up this month, including AHI’s Health Home and EASE programs, Fidelis, and Job Corps!

Steps To Empower Positivity and Success
Soroptimist International of the Adirondacks is a women’s service organization which endeavors to help other women who have fallen on hard times. Soroptimist put together these bags full of personal essentials to provide women in need a little hope as they take the next step through a difficult situation. Thanks to Soroptimist, we are able to help these women take steps to empower positivity and success. Thank you!

RAM Clinic Coming Back
Remote Area Medical, RAM, is coming to the Washington County Fairgrounds again this year! RAM is a pop-up dental, vision, and medical clinic that provides all services for FREE on a first-come, first-served basis. No ID is required. RAM will be in Greenwich on September 17 and 18, 2022. Check out their website at for more details!

We’re Here To Help
We are available to assist in any way we can, either through providing help or connecting you with another resource that may be better equipped to assist you. Not sure who to call about a situation? Call us, and we’ll help you figure out who the proper contact would be.

Please give us a call if you are in need. Our number is 518-793-0797.