Food aid: SACA begins neighborhood project

March 2016 Posted in Community

The Silverton Area Community Aid Food Project is a new way to collect food for the local food bank.

Neighborhood coordinators enlist their neighbors to become donors to the SACA Food Pantry. Participants are asked to donate one bag of food every two months.

SACA will supply the bag, the neighborhood coordinators pick up the food.

The program will provide the SACA pantry with a steady supply and gives donors the satisfaction of making a real difference in the community.

How the Food Project Works

The Neighborhood Coordinators agree to organize a small group to become donors.

The “neighborhood” can be a few houses, several blocks, their work place or any group they want to coordinate.

Donors who agree to give food every two months receive a reusable green Food Project bag and suggestions that they buy one extra non-perishable grocery item each week.

Then every two months, neighborhood coordinators pick up the full bag and leave an empty one, taking the full bags to the SACA Food Pantry.

Pickup day has been scheduled as the second Saturday of each even month (February, April, June, August, October and December).

Want to get involved?

If you are interested in participating in the SACA Food Project, email Teresa at

SACA is also collecting crockpots for the cockpot class in March. If you would like to donate one, drop it off anytime Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. or Tuesdays, 5 to 7 p.m. Tax receipts are available. SACA is located at 421 S. Water St., Silverton. For information call 503-873-3446.

Silverton resident Meredith Brandstedder will teach how to use common food pantry staples in a slow cooker to make easy weeknight meals your family will love. The class is Thursday, March 3, 6 to 8 p.m. at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 303 N. Church St, Silverton.

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