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The Salvation Army of Albany, NY

The Salvation Army of Albany, NY
20 South Ferry St. Albany, NY 12202
P: (518) 463-6678


Due to the constantly evolving regulations and guidelines we are receiving from both county and state levels of government, please refer to our Facebook page for the latest updates regarding the operational status of our services or call us at (518) 463-6678.

Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic our location is currently open for services deemed essential by the government. As a result, our location is only open for food pantry services during the following times:

              Monday: 12 PM – 4 PM  

              Wednesdays: 10 AM – 2 PM

              Fridays: 11 AM – 3 PM


Debido a la pandemia actual de COVID-19, nuestra ubicación está actualmente abierta para servicios considerados esenciales por el gobierno. Como resultado, nuestra ubicación solo está abierta para servicios de despensa de alimentos durante los siguientes horarios:

              lunes: 12 PM – 4 PM   

              miércoles: 10 AM – 2 PM

              viernes: 11 AM – 3 PM

If you are able, consider making a financial donation to support the needs of others in your community. As always, your donations stay local to meet local neighbors in need!

Support Our COVID-19 Relief Efforts

The novel Coronavirus is an unpredictable threat to all of us, and most especially those who The Salvation Army assists each day. Now more than ever, we need YOU!

See what changes we are implementing across the Empire State Division to ensure the safety of our clients, volunteers and staff.*
*Changes vary by program and location.

Read "The Salvation Army’s Nationwide Response to Coronavirus COVID-19

Food Pantry and Mobile Canteen

Last year, over 17,000 meals and snacks were served to the hungry, including a last week of the month soup kitchen in Cohoes.

Albany’s mobile canteen travels out on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays for it's Feeding Program to provide food and spiritual nourishment with prayers to children, teens and adults. Our current route and schedule for these days is: 
4:30pm Corner of Quail Street and Clinton Avenue
4:45pm Corner of Lark Street and Clinton Avenue
5:00pm Lincoln Tower Apartments
5:15pm Mt. Hope Neighborhood Apartments

Emergency Assistance

We provide emergency assistance with food pantry, clothing vouchers, furniture vouchers, mobile feeding and referral services.


Each summer, The Salvation Army provides an overnight camping experience for 84 children at the Army’s Long Point Camp in the Finger Lakes. Amsterdam children also enjoy a week of summer camp too. A Vacation Bible School is held in June at the Corps. We also offer a family night event on fridays for all ages and parental guardians.

Bible Study

We have Prayer Meeting on Tuesdays followed by Bible Study for adults and Bible Bowl Prep for youth.

Seasonal & Services Assistance

Thanksgiving and Christmas Food Baskets are provided as well as over 2,500 toys for children to make Christmas brighter for many families.

We have a Computer Lab and Gym available for public use. Sewing classes and famaily night events are also offered to the local community.

Social Services Casework is available upon request and meeting with a Corps Officer for further instruction.

Social Services - Amsterdam

A Salvation Army caseworker offers social services assistance to Amsterdam residents on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Salvation Army office is located within the Catholic Charities of Fulton and Montgomery Counties building on Kimball Street in Amsterdam. Amsterdam children can spend a week at the Army’s residential camp in the Finger Lakes over the summer. Camp applications can be obtained through The Salvation Army office. Holiday assistance at Christmastime is also available for Amsterdam families.

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Weekly Schedule

Sunday School 11:00 AM
Holiness Meeting 12:30 PM
Social Services 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sewing Class 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Computer Lab 10:00 Am - 2:00 PM
Mobile Food Canteen 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Open Gym 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Computer Lab 10:00 Am - 2:00 PM
After School 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Prayer Meeting 7:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Bible Study 7:30 PM
Bible Bowl Prep 7:30 PM
Social Services 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Computer Lab 10:00 Am - 2:00 PM
Mobile Food Canteen 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Corps Cadets 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Computer Lab 10:00 Am - 2:00 PM
Zumba 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Praise+Worship Practice 7:00 PM - 8:45 PM
Social Services 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Computer Lab 10:00 Am - 2:00 PM
Mobile Food Canteen 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Family Night (All Ages) 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Boys Basketball 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM