Gwen Matson

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Saratoga County EOC’s May Day event is going virtual and everyone is invited

Since the beginning of the pandemic, EOC has provided groceries for over 80,000 meals to Saratoga County families in need. May Day Online will support EOC's services during the COVID-19 crisis and recovery. Anyone can tune in at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 21, or watch later at their convenience, at facebook.com/sceoc.  There are no tickets [...]

Saratoga County EOC’s May Day event is going virtual and everyone is invited2020-05-20T13:04:07-04:00

CTE and Food Pantries for the Capital District help EOC meet the needs of the community during COVID-19

Ballston Spa, NY (March 23, 2020) - The Career and Technical Education (CTE) heavy equipment and environmental conservation instructors from the F. Donald Myers Education Center in Saratoga Springs used their equipment operator skills to help Saratoga County EOC unload a 5,000-lb. food delivery brought by The Food Pantries for the Capital District. The Food [...]

CTE and Food Pantries for the Capital District help EOC meet the needs of the community during COVID-192020-03-23T16:24:20-04:00

Food program updates during COVID-19

EOC will now be providing food packages by delivery only through the Mobile Food Pantry. The on-site pantry at 39 Bath St. in Ballston Spa is closed. If you are in need of a pantry delivery, please call 518-288-3206 between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. The Kitchen at the Presbyterian-New England Congregational [...]

Food program updates during COVID-192020-03-23T09:08:13-04:00

Five tips to make your home more energy efficient this winter

It's not too late to make a difference in your heating bill by performing maintenance around the house to make your home more energy efficient. Here are a few tips!  Air Sealing. Gaps around pipes, chimneys and unfinished spaces can cause homes to lose heat and become drafty. You can seal these holes with caulking compounds [...]

Five tips to make your home more energy efficient this winter2020-01-21T10:06:11-05:00

Free Thanksgiving Meal at EOC Soup Kitchen

A free Thanksgiving dinner will be served by Longfellows at EOC’s Soup Kitchen from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 28. The Soup Kitchen is located at the Presbyterian New England Congregational Church, 24 Circular St., in Saratoga Springs. All are welcome.

Free Thanksgiving Meal at EOC Soup Kitchen2019-10-23T08:29:15-04:00

Can EOC help you celebrate Thanksgiving this year?

Saratoga County residents who may need a hand this Thanksgiving are encouraged to reach out to Saratoga County Economic Opportunity Council (EOC). EOC provides over 800 Thanksgiving baskets each year to neighbors in need. Each basket contains fresh produce, including potatoes, apples and carrots, as well as the staples every Thanksgiving meal needs like stuffing [...]

Can EOC help you celebrate Thanksgiving this year?2019-10-07T13:42:38-04:00

Are you looking to give back this Thanksgiving?

No one should be hungry on Thanksgiving. Saratoga County Economic Opportunity Council (EOC) works hard to turn that into a reality by providing Thanksgiving baskets to over 800 families in need throughout Saratoga County each year. But we cannot do it without community support. There are a wide range of ways to help EOC provide [...]

Are you looking to give back this Thanksgiving?2019-10-07T13:37:32-04:00

Visión: a look at life behind the scenes brings the community together to support Saratoga’s immigrants

Join Somos Cien to help EOC and LCAP continue to provide vital programs for backstretch workers, year-round immigrant families The community turned out in force for Visión: a look behind the scenes, standing in solidarity with Saratoga’s immigrant community on Tuesday, Aug. 6, at the 1863 Club Patio at the Saratoga Race Course.  [...]

Visión: a look at life behind the scenes brings the community together to support Saratoga’s immigrants2019-10-23T08:44:41-04:00

NYRA to host Saratoga County Economic Opportunity Council Food Drive during Opening Weekend at Saratoga Race Course

  Fans who donate at least three items receive a 2018 Saratoga baseball cap and will be entered to win tickets to the Runhappy Travers  SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y - The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) will welcome the Saratoga County Economic Opportunity Council (EOC) to Saratoga Race Course during Opening Weekend of the 2019 [...]

NYRA to host Saratoga County Economic Opportunity Council Food Drive during Opening Weekend at Saratoga Race Course2019-07-12T13:40:54-04:00