COVID-19 Relief Food Distribution

Farmers to Families Food Box Program

UPDATED MARCH 22, 2021

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Marion Polk Food Share has distributed free Farmers to Families Food Boxes at drive-through sites throughout the community.

Weekly food box distributions have resumed at select locations in Marion and Polk counties. The distributions will last through the month of April. This page will be updated as new information is available.

Below is a list of current Farmers to Families Food Box distribution sites. Please note that distribution times may end sooner than scheduled due to high demand and a limited supply of boxes.

NameAddress & PhoneCommunity/AreaDays & Hours
Independence Cinema

450 S 2nd St.
Independence OR 97351

Independence

Fridays, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
through April 30

Peoples Church

4500 Lancaster Drive NE
Salem OR 97305

Salem - North/Northeast

Fridays, 11 a.m.-noon
through April 30

Woodburn Foursquare Church

1175 E Lincoln St.
Woodburn OR 97071

Woodburn

Wednesdays, 2:30-4 p.m.
through April 28

Gervais High School

300 Douglas Ave. NE
Gervais OR 97026

Gervais

Mondays, 2:30-4 p.m.
through April 26

In addition to the above-listed sites, the Archdiocese of Portland is distributing food boxes at multiple locations, including at Keizer and Independence. A list of distribution days and locations is available at https://evangelization.archdpdx.org/usda-food-box.

What? Free food boxes, available to the public. The boxes are a mix of refrigerated produce, dairy and meat. Types of boxes available will vary at each site. They include high quality products sourced from local farmers and food industry partners.

Who? These food boxes are available to anyone in need. There is no income requirement and no ID required. You will only be asked for the number of individuals in your household.

How? As part of the federal government’s COVID-19 relief efforts, the Farmers to Families Food Box Program (FFFBP) was created to purchase these food boxes from regional producers. This program supports local farmers, food industry partners and our local food economies.

Why? To help feed our communities while supporting our farmers, ranchers and food industry during this difficult time.

Is it safe? Distributions will be socially distanced and “drive through.” Food boxes will be placed directly in your trunk. Volunteers will be wearing masks, sanitizing surfaces and taking necessary safety precautions. Food box recipients are required to wear facial coverings.

Where/When? See the list of sites above.

The Food Share would like to remind you that help is always available at over 50 local partner agencies and pantries. Visit our Get Help page to find a pantry near you.

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