South Benton Food Pantry
South Benton Food Pantry

Welcome to South Benton Food Pantry

About Us

We are in the business of feeding people

South Benton Food Pantry is located in the Willamette Valley, in the small town of Monroe. Our food comes from local sources as well as Linn Benton Food Share and from our partners "The Sharing Gardens." We serve everyone in the Monroe School District.

We would like to thank Chris Burns of the Sharing Gardens for building and painting this wonderful sign for our pantry!

We aim to please

Do you have a special dietary need?  Do you know someone who needs food? Let us know. Do you need other things, such as referrals to other agencies? Let us know and we can help. 

We provide free food!

Our goal is to feed those in need and provide the best nutrition available to us. We often have other non food items available, such as diapers, wipes, and soap products. We know on a limited budget, it is difficult to get everything! Please let us know how we can help!

Thank you to our sponsors for this year's school supplies and backpack program!

What you need to know

To Qualify

You must be a resident of the Monroe School District. When you come the first time, please bring a piece of mail, rental agreement or other document with current physical address. We cannot accept Oregon Driver's License or post office boxes as proof of address . There are income guidelines as well, which are posted at the pantry.  If you have a need, we will not turn you away. 


Let's Go Shopping

Get what you need

Each week, we have available what we can give. Each shelf is labeled with the amount you can shop for depending on family size.


  1. Shop for your household
  2. You can shop every week
  3. Take only what you will use


We enjoy seeing you each week. If you cannot make it, you can send an authorized person to shop for you. We have the forms you need and the authorization is good for one year, unless you tell us differently.

Income Guidelines

Click on a file to download.

AllOneTEFAPPoster2018- English (pdf)


AllOneTEFAPPoster2018 - Spanish (pdf)


A Huge Thank You to our partners and sponsors

Oregon Community Foundation

This organization helps manage our donor-designated funds from the Margaret Hull Funds. 

Ralph Hull Foundation

This group gives quarterly. 

The Sharing Gardens

Our neighors grow hundreds of pounds of produce and help display it and give tips on how best to use it.

Miscellaneous Anonymous Donors

We are blessed to have the attention of our givers who wish to be anonymous.

Share the big news

Recently, we were faced with the task of helping our local school district youth by providing backpacks, school supplies and shoes for those needing help. We would like to thank the City of Monroe.

Their generous donation of $5000.00 and the donations of local churches, such as Monroe United Methodist Church with backpacks, combined with  donations form private parties,  Hull Oakes and Monroe Telephone has allowed us to provide school supplies, backpacks, shoes and clothing for our youth. You can continue to help by donating supplies at our local Umpqua Bank in the barrel. Thank you!

In other News

Other agencies that provide much needed services and information on hunger disparities and ways to combat this issue:

The Facts Behind Senior Hunger

Volunteer Opportunities


We are always searching for people to donate their time, especially, before we open and on delivery days. If you can help or need community service hours, we could use your help. Please be sure that you can lift at least 20 pounds and can give an hour or more of your time. Please call our number and leave a message. Someone will get back to you promptly.


Contact Us

Better yet, see us in person!

We love our customers, so feel free to visit during normal business hours.

South Benton Food Pantry

(541) 745-8759

Pantry Hours

1st, 2nd, 4th and 5th Thursdays from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m.

The 3rd Thursday of each month 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. The fourth Saturday from 10 a.m. until noon.

Drop us a line!


More about us

Details, details, details

Our food pantry aims to please. If you have a special dietary need, please let us know. We provide gluten free, low sodium and even pet food!.


"We couldn't make it without your help."


"In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based upon race, color, national origin, sex, religious creed, disability, age, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.
Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.) should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.
To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the 'USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027)' found online at: and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:
(1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Ave, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410
(2) fax: (202) 690-7442
This institution is an equal opportunity provider."


We gladly accept food donations at any time. Please contact Janeece Cook, our program manager. We also, have an account at Umpqua Bank in Monroe. Anybody can leave an anonymous donation. Please state that it is for South Benton Food Pantry and they will gladly accept it for us. The link to our 990 N .


If you have questions, send them to us and we will answer them. Look here for answers to your questions.

1. Are we tax deductible? 

    Yes, we are.  We are a registered nonprofit and our tax ID number is: 46-3567773.

2.  What is our mailing address?

     South Benton Food Pantry, 650   Orchard Street, Monroe, OR 97456.