More than 40 Salem area churches spread throughout the city have launched the Feed Salem food collection and distribution effort to help feed local families that are struggling to put food on the table.
Participating churches and their distribution activities include the following:
North Area: Church on the Hill, Dayspring, Keizer Community Food Bank (Faith Lutheran, John Knox Presbyterian, Calvary Baptist, Clear Lake United Methodist, St. Edward Catholic), and New Harvest.
A Distribution Day is set for 9 a.m. to noon April 20 at New Harvest Church, 4290 Portland Road NE; and Keizer Community Food Bank distributes emergency food boxes Mondays and Thursdays from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at 452 Cummings Lane N, Keizer.
South Area: Emmaus Community, Morningstar, South Salem Friends, Salem Heights, Gateway Foursquare, South Salem Friends and Bethany Baptist. These churches delivered food to homes of people in their region on April 13.
East Area: Calvary Chapel, Oak Park, Life Center, New Hope Foursquare, Redeemer Lutheran and Fellowship Church. A food pantry is open at New Hope Foursquare Church, 4963 Swegle Road NE, weekly from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday.
West Area: Life Church, SOMA, Westgate Assembly, Salem Vineyard, West Salem Foursquare, West Hills Community and Mission Community. These churches will meet at Walker Middle School April 27 for food delivery throughout the west area.
Downtown Area: Evergreen Presbyterian, Outward, Salem Alliance Church, Salem Evangelical, House of Prayer and SonRise. Salem Alliance and Evergreen churches will collect food April 20-21. A Distribution Day is set for 10 a.m. to noon April 27 at Aramark Building on Broadway and 5th streets. Food box distribution takes place 10 a.m. to noon the last two Thursdays at Salem Evangelical Church, 45 Locust St. NE.
Capitol Area: Court Street Christian, First Christian, First Presbyterian, Capitol Park Wesleyan, St. John’s Lutheran and First United Methodist. Food will be distributed on April 27 throughout capital areas.