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

Beginning Tuesday, July 6, the Food Share’s main office and warehouse are open. Volunteers may are not required to wear a mask or provide proof of vaccination.

Masks are currently required at all public pantries, at Meals on Wheels at Center 50+ and at the Youth Farm. This requirement includes kids aged 5 and older. 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.

Farmers to Families Food Boxes

Weekly distribution of Farmers to Families food boxes concluded in May 2021. Help is always available at your local pantry or meal site.

Food Pantries and Meal Sites

Some food pantries have adjusted their hours and/or services. Some meal sites have reopened. 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. Face coverings are required at all locations. This requirement includes children aged 5 and older. People with a disability or medical condition may request an accommodation if they cannot wear a mask.

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 2021 due to unusually high demand for seeds from home gardeners. A lack of supply means we are not able to offer free seeds to the general public, 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

All Seed to Supper Gardening classes have been postponed until further notice.

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 .