Feeding our neighbors and strengthening our community since 1950

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Our Vision

A community where all people feel secure, valued and supported.

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Our Mission

Improving lives by providing food, services and access to community resources.

337,560

pounds of food donated
in 2018

2,986

visits to the food pantry
in 2018

$70,100

provided in financial assistance in 2018

A Long History of Service

Silverton Area Community Aid (SACA) found its beginnings in 1950 when Henry Vetter, a Railroad Station Agent, and M.R. Ford, Principal of Eugene Field Elementary School, recognized a growing need among low income families and began to organize aid and offer help. Under the banner of “United Good Citizens,” these gentlemen guided the aid efforts, which included a senior meals program served in the basement of Eugene Field School.

Through the 1950’s, compassionate people in the Silverton area actively volunteered for the organization then-named “Silverton Emergency Aid,” which provided food and other services for people in need. In June of 1984, the program was incorporated as “Silverton Area Community Aid, Inc.,” and a governing Board of Directors representing churches, civic organizations, and citizens was established. To this day, SACA is governed by a Board of Directors. Day-to-day operations are now overseen by a full-time Executive Director, a small team of part-time staff, and hundreds of dedicated volunteers.

Because our community cares so much and continues to be so generous, we are now able to provide food, financial aid, and other services to nearly 1,000 people in our community each month. Our food pantry is open 6 times a week—including four mornings and two evenings – and offers fresh fruits and vegetables, dairy, eggs, meat, bread and a variety of non-perishable foods. 

We cherish our volunteers and donors and know how vital your support is to our community.

SACA Services

Food Pantry

Our food pantry offers fresh fruits and vegetables, dairy, eggs, meat, bread and a variety of non-perishable foods. Visitors can shop once a week for their household.

Rent & Bills

Need help paying your rent, mortgage, or utility bills? We may be able to help.

Transportation

We may be able to help with Cherriots bus tickets and vouchers for gas and propane, based on eligibility and availability. 

Classes

Learn how to cook an easy, low-cost meal or how to garden or how to budget for your household at one of our classes.

Dental Care

Sign up for the mobile dental van clinic, if eligible and when available.

Job Search & Resume Help

Get information about businesses looking to hire and get help with applications and resumes.