Get Involved


Host a Drive

Food or personal care item drives are incredibly important in helping us keep our pantry shelves stocked year round with non-perishable items.

SACA can provide barrels for your business, organization, or school to collect non-perishable food or personal care items and assist with transporting the food to SACA.

Common food items to collect:

  • canned soups and chilis
  • tuna and canned meats
  • peanut butter
  • canned beans
  • canned vegetables
  • cereal
  • rice
  • baking products
  • pasta/mac and cheese

Also considering collecting personal care items, such as:

  • menstrual hygiene (pads and tampons)
  • shampoo
  • conditioner
  • soap
  • deodorant
  • toothbrushes
  • toothpaste
  • lotion
  • toilet paper
  • dish soap
  • laundry detergent

If you are interested in hosting a drive for SACA, please email Russ using the button below or call us at 503.873.3446.

Email Russ


SACA volunteers help us meet our mission of providing food, services and access to community resources every day. We love our volunteers and know it's because of them that we are able to serve our community so well.

Some of our ongoing volunteer opportunities include:

  • Engaging with clients to find out their needs
  • Helping people shop through the pantry
  • Sorting food donations and checking dates
  • Restocking shelves and freezers
  • Cleaning, disinfecting, and organizing
  • Paperwork and other administrative projects
  • Special projects
  • Professional services (like web design, marketing, construction)
  • Helping with special events (like the annual food drive)

Individuals, families, and groups are all encouraged to volunteer. We also offer community service opportunities.

You can download our volunteer application using the button below, or come see us in the office to fill one out in person.

Volunteer Application

To learn more about current and upcoming volunteer opportunities, please email Krista using the button below or call us at 503.873.3446.

Email Krista

Neighborhood Food Project

A simple system that really works. The Neighborhood Food Project is an innovative, new way to fight hunger in our community. You want to help. We make it easy.
It's all in the power of One Green Bag.

EVERY 2 MONTHS—on the second Saturday of every even month—our Neighborhood Coordinators pick up green bags filled by Food Donors who have left them outside their front doors. They leave empty bags for next time, and bring all the food to SACA. It’s that easy!

Food Donors: Fill a green bag with non-perishable items over 2 months, and put your filled bag on your front porch on Food Project days. It's about 15 minutes of work, every other month, 6 times per year!

Neighborhood Coordinators: Pick up Food Donors' filled green bags from their porches and deliver them to SACA on Food Project days. It's about an hour of work, every other month, 6 times a year!

If you are interested in being a Food Donor or a Neighborhood Coordinator, please email Patti using the button below or call us at 503.873.3446.

Email Patti