Due to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus), SACA will be distributing food a little differently to aid with "social distancing":
Any eligible person/household who needs food should come to our back door on the south side of the Community Center (parking lot side). Folks can walk up or drive up. Staff or volunteers will be near the door to gather household information. We will provide food based on the number of people in the household/family. While we would love to offer food choices (shopping style), we are limited in our ability to do so. Special requests can be made, but we may not be able to accommodate them.
If you would prefer to call ahead at 503.873.3446 and schedule a pick up time, you are welcome to do so. We will ask you a few questions about your food preferences and where we can find you at your pick up time (vehicle info, location in parking lot, etc.). Staff or volunteers will bring food items to you as close to your pick up time as possible.
We ask that people who are sick avoid coming to SACA and call us at 503.873.3446 to make other arrangements.
*This is subject to change. As we are able, we will update this in order to communicate the changes.*
Last updated on Tuesday, October 13 at 1:42pm.
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 USDA 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 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.
2020 Food Pantry Income Guidelines
|Household Size||Income (Monthly)||Income (Annual)|
*For each additional member, add $1,120 per month or $13,440 per year.
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How do I get food at SACA?
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 choose from a mix of fresh fruits and vegetables, bread, dairy, meat, eggs, and a variety of canned and boxed goods when you shop in our food pantry. We often have personal care items like shampoo, toilet paper, and toothpaste, too. You can to come to SACA once a week to shop for what you and your family need—everything is always free.
Do I need to bring anything?
No. You do not need to bring any ID or proof of income to get food.
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 buttom below and fill it out at home.
Other food resources
If you don’t live 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.