South Benton Food Pantry

Welcome to South Benton Food Pantry

Events and Classes

Holiday Giving Event through December

Food Drive & Fundraiser

South Benton Food Pantry

Event Details

Holiday Giving Event through December

Food Drive & Fundraiser

We invite you to help support our community by bringing non-perishable food items. We have drop boxes at Long Timber Brewing Company and Benny's Pizza Joint or at South Benton Food Pantry. Please call 541-745-8759 to arrange a drop off. We accept donations at Umqua Bank account ending in 7704 as well as PayPal. Thank you

Items needed: Baby food and formula, size 6 diapers, condiments, hot cocoa, popcorn, oatmeal, canned fruit and vegetables, jams and jelly, side dishes, spices and herbs, hot and cold cereals, snacks and other non-perishable items.

South Benton Food Pantry

December 19, 2019

Vina Moses Christmas Program

1pm - 7pm

South Benton Food Pantry

Event Details

December 19, 2019

Vina Moses Christmas Program

The Vina Moses Center provides food and gifts for low income Benton County Families. To request food and/or gifts, fill out and return the form available at South Benton Food Pantry, post office and Umpqua Bank.  It must be into Vina Moses Center no later than Friday, December 6th.  Our distribution will be held on December 19th. 

1pm - 7pm

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 anyone who  lives, works or plays 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!

What you need to know


To Qualify

You must live, work or play in 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 post office boxes as proof of address . There are income guidelines as well, which are posted below and at the pantry.  If you have a need, we will not turn you away. 


Income Guidelines

Click on a file to download.

2019 SP and EN guidelines (pdf)


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.

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.

Benton County Foundation


Benton County Foundation has generously given a grant for our Total Health Improvement Program. 

Share the big news


Oregon Food Bank in conjunction with Linn Benton Food Share provided us with new mini freezers and refrigerator to enhance your shopping experience and provide better temperature control. Thank you!

In other News

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

 Drug And Alcohol Rehab Programs For Senior Citizens

The Facts Behind Senior Hunger

More news to share






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

650 Orchard Street, Monroe, Oregon 97456, United States

(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. If you need food before our next distribution, please call or email us.

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More about us

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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."


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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.

Help Our Cause

Your support and contributions will enable us to meet our goals and improve conditions. Your generous donation will fund our mission.

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