COVID-19 Update

We welcome your support at this critical time. Please consider making a donation today. For up-to-date information on COVID-19, we suggest visiting the Oregon Health Authority website.

Mask Requirement – Updated March 15, 2022

Beginning March 21, 2022, the Food Share is no longer requiring masks in some public areas of our properties. All volunteers and visitors who would like to continue wearing masks are encouraged to do so.

Masks will remain required for staff and volunteers at Meals on Wheels during tray distributions and when interacting face-to-face with clients in an indoor space. Staff and volunteers at AWARE Food Bank and Iskam MәkhMәk-Haws will also be required to wear masks during indoor food distributions. People with a disability or medical condition may request an accommodation if they cannot wear a mask.

Food Share Lobby Hours

Our reception desk is staffed from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Please call ahead if you have questions.

Volunteering

Volunteer opportunities are available in our warehouse. To keep our community safe, we are limiting the number of volunteer spots in each shift and requiring that all shifts be scheduled in advance. To learn more about warehouse volunteer opportunities, please fill out our volunteer application and contact our Volunteer Coordinator for more information about available shifts.

If you have a group that is interested in volunteering, please fill out our group volunteer application and we will be in touch when new group volunteer opportunities are available.

Are you completing a servicing requirement for a class, a program, or court? Due to the limited availability of volunteer opportunities, we may not be able to accommodate all volunteers and schedules. Please let our Volunteer Coordinator know if you are completing a service requirement so that we can best support you in meeting your service goals.

Food Pantries and Meal Sites

Mask requirements may vary at the Food Share’s partner pantries and meal sites. Some food pantries and meal sites have adjusted their hours and/or services. We advise clients to call their local pantry or meal site before they visit to confirm hours and services. We urge clients to practice social distancing where possible while accessing these sites.

Center 50+ Dining Room

The dining room at Center 50+ is closed. Refrigerated meals are available for pick-up Monday-Friday from 12:30-1 p.m. For questions about home delivery of meals, please call the Meals on Wheels office at 503-364-2856.

South Salem Senior Center Dining Room

The dining room at South Salem Senior Center is closed. Refrigerated meals will be available for pick-up Monday-Friday from 12-1 p.m. Clients from South Salem Senior Center can contact the Meals on Wheels office at 503-364-2856 to inquire about home delivery.

Seed Exchange

The Seed Exchange will not be taking place in 2022, but gardeners in one of our network of community gardens may obtain free seeds by requesting them through their Garden Coordinator. Any surplus seeds will be distributed to food pantries.

Seed to Supper Gardening Classes

Seed to Supper Gardening classes are being offered by select Community Gardens. Contact Perla Garcia-Villegas at 503-576-3486 or for more information.

Cooking Matters Classes

All Cooking Matters classes are postponed until further notice.

Food Donations from Individuals

Food donations can be dropped in bins at the Food Share’s main entrance. You may also donate items to your local food pantry or drop them in a barrel at one of our community donation partner sites. We appreciate our community’s continued support!

For more information about individual food donations or for help finding your nearest donation site, please contact Noe Jimenez at 503-576-3437 or .

Food Donations from Food Industry Partners

If you represent a food processor, distributor, trucker, or other part of the food industry, and you have food to donate, please fill out our online food donation form. Thank you!

Food Drives

The Food Share appreciates our community’s support and continues to welcome donations from food drives. For more information about hosting a food drive, visit our Food Drive page or contact Josh Gwin at 503-576-3442 or .