Executive Director, Silverton Area Community Aid (SACA)

“It’s both an honor to join the board and an opportunity to advocate for rural food pantries within the Food Share network. It’s amazing what a belly full of good food can do to improve a person’s well-being, and, in turn, improve the overall health of our communities.” – Sarah

Sarah DeSantis joined the Marion Polk Food Share Board of Directors in 2018.

She has been the Executive Director of Silverton Area Community Aid, a non-profit that is a member of the Food Share network, since 2017.

Sarah has worked for the State of Oregon in a variety of capacities including as a business and policy analyst, a communications specialist, and a Child Welfare caseworker. She started her work in the nonprofit world just after college as an advocate for survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence.

Sarah was born and raised in Silverton and chose to move back to her hometown in 2009 after having lived in Portland for several years and having taught English in Taiwan for two years.

Sarah stays busy with her young family and enjoys sports, games, puzzles, gardening, and cooking.