5-1-8 free store opens new location in Schenectady

The 5-1-8 Free Store has opened a new storefront in Schenectady.

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It was created to help marginalized communities during the pandemic.
The 5-1-8 Free Store was started out of Shalonda Faircloth’s basement.
Now it will be located on Liberty Street in Schenectady.
The store has primarily operated by making deliveries – but hopes to transition to an appointment based system, so people can come to the store and take what they need.
The 5-1-8 store provides everything from food to household goods.
A grant from the New York State Department of Health helped Faircloth open up a physical location.

The 5-1-8 Free Store is always accepting donations.
If you want to make a contribution – we’ve set up a link on wnyt.com.