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Ellis Food Farmacy

The Ellis Food Farmacy serves guests in the city and county of Schenectady, NY. We are a Food As Medicine model program. We provide self-selected food in our pantry and offer nutrition counseling and support to Medicaid/Disability enrolled/eligible individuals who are food insecure and have a physical or behavioral health issue associated with nutritional risk factors. We provide only health-enhancing food including MUCH fresh produce to meet our mission of facilitating healing through good nutrition. Currently we serve approximately 125 referred individuals per year and their household members monthly for 6-8 consecutive months. Weekly, about 15 food orders are provided. We appreciate donations of toiletries if available.

This listing was last updated Aug 18, 2023

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Location & Open Times

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

yes, i can usually accept food at non-scheduled times. we have only one location.

Hours are in EDT. Hours updated 35 weeks ago

600 McClellan St, Schenectady, NY, USAGet Directions

  • 518-630-5736

  • 518-390-9752

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  • Elyn Zimmerman

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It is best for us to receive produce on Tuesdays, though Wednesdays are good as well . Please call before you come. We will meet you at the front door of the Ellis Medicine McClellan St. Campus on the circular driveway with the flagpole.


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