If you are hungry or low on food, we may be able to help. Our food pantry provides fresh fruits and vegetables, meat, dairy, eggs, bread and more to people who meet the Food Pantry income guidelines and live in or have children currently enrolled in the Silver Falls School District (which includes Silverton and parts of other surrounding areas, including Scotts Mills, Mt. Angel, Salem and more).
Who can get food at SACA?
To get food from the SACA food pantry, you must:
1. Live in or have children currently enrolled in the Silver Falls School District
2. Meet the income guidelines
Your total household income has to be at or less than the amount listed in the chart on the right for the number of people in your household.
If you get SNAP, TANF, SSI, or LIHEAP and you live in or have a child/children enrolled in the Silver Falls School District, you can get food at SACA (even if your income is higher than the amount listed in the chart).
If you have questions, please contact us or come in to our office.
2021 Food Pantry Income Guidelines
|Household Size||Income (Monthly)||Income (Annual)|
*For each additional member, add $1,137 per month or $13,620 per year.
What should I expect?
When you arrive, please check in with the staff person or volunteer at the table under the tent in the parking lot. If you have a Link2Feed card, please bring it to help with check in. If you do not have a Link2Feed card, you may need to fill out a form to be added to the Link2Feed database.
When you come to SACA for the first time, we’ll ask you some basic questions about you and the people who live with you. We’ll ask for your name and address (if you don’t have an address, that’s okay!) and also ask you to tell us if you meet the income guidelines. We don’t ever ask for photo ID or proof of income when you come to SACA for food.
If you qualify to get food, you’ll be able to place an order for a mix of fresh fruits and vegetables, bread, dairy, meat, eggs, and a variety of canned and boxed goods. We often have personal care items like shampoo, toilet paper, and toothpaste, too. You can to come to SACA once a week for what you and your family need—everything is always free.
How do I get food from SACA?
When you check in at the table under the tent in the parking lot, we will have an order form to write down your preferences. We will do our best to fill your order as completely as we can based on the items available in the food pantry. Once your order is filled, staff or volunteers will bring your items to you in the parking lot.
If you would prefer order ahead, you may call us at 503.873.3446 anytime. We use the same forms to take orders over the phone and will schedule a pick up time with you. At your scheduled pick up time, call us to let us know you have arrived or check in with the staff person or volunteer at the table under the tent in the parking lot. Once your order is filled, staff or volunteers will bring your items to you in the parking lot.
Do I need to bring anything?
You do not need to bring any ID or proof of income to get food.
If you already have a Link2Feed card, please bring it with you to help with check in. If you do not have a Link2Feed card, you may need to be added to the Link2Feed database.
What if I can't come in to SACA myself?
Whether you are temporarily unable to come to SACA due to illness or schedule conflicts or you have a longer term need due to a disability or longer illness, you are able to choose someone as an authorized representative for your household. This person is able to come visit SACA for you with the permissions you give to them and to SACA using our authorized representative form. You may fill out a form in our office, or you may print one by clicking the button below and fill it out at home.
In some circumstances, we may be able to deliver food to you. If this is something you are interested in, please call us at 503.873.3446 to schedule a delivery and place your order.
*Deliveries are only available as staff schedules allow and on a limited basis. You may need to make other arrangements if we are unable to deliver.
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Other food resources
If you don’t live in or have a child/children enrolled in the Silver Falls School District or if your income is too high, you may be able to get food at another food pantry. Click on the link below to see a list of food pantries and community meals in your neighborhood.
Need other help?
SACA may be able to help pay for things like rent, utilities, prescriptions, propane, gas, and bus tickets. We can sometimes help pay for other things, too.