OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY

Who We Help

LINN BENTON FOOD SHARE

WHO WE ARE

Linn Benton Food Share is a non-profit food bank that was established in 1980 to help feed hungry people in Linn and Benton counties. We gather, transport, store and distribute nearly 5 million pounds of food each year to 74 non-profit agencies. These agencies include food pantries, soup kitchens, emergency shelters, day-care centers, shelter homes and gleaning groups.

WHY WE ARE NEEDED

Last year food pantries distributed an average of 3,625 boxes of emergency food to over 12,300 people each month in our two-county area. Soup kitchens and emergency shelters served an additional 21,100 meals each month. Overall, our clients constitute nearly one-fifth of the population in Linn and Benton counties. They are our neighbors, seniors on fixed incomes, parents trying to provide for their families on the minimum wage, unemployed persons, or families hit with high medical bills and no health insurance.

FOOD SHARE MEMBER AGENCIES*

EMERGENCY FOOD BOX PROGRAM
Alsea Food Bank
Brownsville Christmas Greeters
Caring Team Ministries - Lebanon
Coastal Range Food Bank - Blodgett/Summit
Community Outreach, Inc. - Corvallis
Fish of Albany
Fish of Lebanon
Friends of Food Share - Thanksgiving Food Boxes
Jefferson/Scio/Crabtree Food Bank
Lebanon Area Christmas Program
OSU Emergency Food Pantry
Philomath Food Bank
Salvation Army - Albany
Scio/Jefferson/Crabtree Emergency Food Bank
Seventh Day Adventist Food Bank - Sweet Home
Sharing Hands
SHEM ( Sweet Home Emergency Ministries)
Signs of Victory Mission
South Benton County Food Bank
South Corvallis Food Bank
St. Vincent DePaul - Corvallis
St. Vincent DePaul - Lebanon
Sweet Home Assembly of God
Summit Community Food Bank
The Lord's Storehouse - Lebanon
Trinity Baptist Church - Lebanon
Vina Moses Christmas Boxes - Benton County

EMERGENCY SHELTERS
Albany Helping Hands
Center Against Rape and Domestic Violence
Hope Inc. - Sweet Home
Jackson Street Youth Shelter - Corvallis
Sings of Victory Mission - Albany

YOUTH & FAMILY CARE CENTERS
Alsea Community Effort/Alsea Library
Alsea Rural Health Clinic
Boys & Girls Clubs of the Greater Santiam
Corvallis Community Children's Center
CSC Head Start-Lincoln County
Grace Center for Adult Day Services
Halsey Pack Snack Backpack Program
Jefferson Extra Helping Backpack Program
Parent Enhancement Program
Presbyterian Child Care Center
Strengthening Rural Families
Sweet Home Kids Food Pak Backpack Program

EMERGENCY MEAL PROGRAMS
Albany Helping Hands
Burning Bush Cafe
Community Outreach Kitchen.
Dinner With Daisy
Lebanon Soup Kitchen
Neighbor to Neighbor
Signs of Victory Soup Kitchen
St. Mary's Soup Kitchen -Albany
St. Mary's Stone Soup - Corvallis

 

CONGREGATE MEAL SITES
Alpha House 
Chamberlin House
Children's Farm Home
Circle of Hope
Janus House  
South Benton Nutrition Program
Teen Challenge - Shedd & Lebanon

GLEANING GROUPS
Albany Gleaners
Alsea Valley
Canyon Gleaners - Mill City
Fair Share Unlimited - Sweet Home
Harrisburg Harvesters
Helping Hands - Albany
Lebanon Gleaners
Mid Valley Gleaners - Albany
Mary's River Gleaners - Corvallis
Philomath Community Gleaners
Central Valley Harvesters - Halsey
South Benton County Gleaners
Sweet Home Gleaners

OTHER
Benton Furniture Share
CSC Emergency Services
CSC Learning Opportunity Center
CSC YouthBuild
CSC/Oregon Youth Conservation Corp
SafeHaven

*Subject to change