With your generous support, we can create a modern, efficient space that will enhance our ability to serve our community effectively. Join us in our mission to make a difference in the lives of those facing food insecurity. We can build a stronger, more resilient South Benton Food Pantry.
62 families got gift cards for their Thanksgiving holiday festivities. Thank you to Vina Moses for providing Winco gift cards for the winter festivities. Thank you to the City of Monroe, Umpqua Bank and Dollar General for providing families with toys for children and over 200 pounds of food for our families!
South Benton Food Pantry finds its home in the picturesque Willamette Valley, nestled within the welcoming town of Monroe. We take pride in sourcing our food locally, partnering with esteemed sources like Corvallis Farmers Market, Linn Benton Food Share, and nearby farms and stores. Our commitment to community resonates in every bite. Our mission is to provide our diverse community with emergency food, resources and tools to help all families navigate systems to ensure well-being and connection to build community resilience.
Our reach extends to anyone residing, working, or engaging in the Monroe School District and its surroundings. If you're income qualified, we're here to serve you. Beyond providing nourishment, we're a bridge to comprehensive support. From essentials like food and furniture to access to healthcare, parenting classes, ESL, and more – our collaboration with various agencies ensures holistic assistance.
Have dietary requirements or know someone in need of food? Look no further. Our mission is to cater to your unique needs. Need referrals to other agencies or seeking special assistance? We've got you covered. Our goal is to ensure not just sustenance, but the best possible nutrition. Beyond food, our offerings include essentials like diapers, wipes, and soap products. We understand the challenges of a limited budget, and we're here to help in any way we can. Reach out, and let's work together for a stronger, more nourished community.
Join us on a shopping experience like no other. At South Benton Food Pantry, we've transformed the traditional food assistance process into a dignified shopping-style atmosphere. Step into our space and explore the abundance of fresh vegetables, fruits, and bread donations available for your selection. Embracing innovation, we also offer outdoor shopping options, making your visit safe and convenient. Your presence lights up our pantry, and if your schedule doesn't allow, sending an authorized representative is just as welcomed. We provide the necessary forms and authorizations, valid for one year unless indicated otherwise. Because to us, feeding your well-being extends beyond food—it's about building a lasting relationship with our community.
If you're eager to lend a hand or in search of fulfilling community service hours, your assistance is invaluable to us. We welcome individuals who can dedicate at least an hour of their time and are comfortable lifting up to 20 pounds. Your commitment, no matter the size, contributes significantly to our mission.
Reach out to us by calling our dedicated number and leaving a message. Rest assured, your message won't go unanswered. Our team is committed to responding promptly and ensuring that you're well-informed about how your efforts can make a real impact in our community. Together, let's create a better tomorrow through your meaningful contributions.
We love our customers, so feel free to visit during normal business hours. Someone is in the office Tuesday through Friday, 9 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.
650 Orchard Street, Monroe, Oregon 97456, United States
1st, 2nd, 4th and 5th Thursdays from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m.
Tuesdays 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.
You must meet the USDA -TEFAP eligibility. We serve all of Monroe School District and beyond, if needed. When you come the first time, please bring a piece of mail, rental agreement or other document with current physical address, if you have one. We cannot accept post office boxes as proof of address . There are income guidelines as well, which are posted above and at the pantry. If you have a need, we will do our best to help you.
In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.
Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.
To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at: https://www.usda.gov/sites/default/files/documents/ad-3027.pdf, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to USDA by:
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.
Page updated: February 15, 2023
We currently have a decent selection of food, but we could use:
condiments (mustard, mayo, salad dressing, jams, jellies, etc.)
personal care items: toilet paper feminine hygiene products, adult women's medium incontinence products, toothpaste/toothbrushes, soap, shampoo, laundry detergent, dish soap, paper towels, diapers (sizes 5 and 6 and pull-ups), cat food
When donating canned items, pop-tops are always preferable for those without can openers.
Plastic, paper with handles or clean reusable grocery bags are very useful for those who come on foot, bike, or by car.
Donations may be dropped off at the food bank during our open hours. Please do not leave donations outside our door when we are not there. Items become damaged by weather or animals.
Donations are accepted during our regular open hours. We accept commercially processed food, fresh produce and personal care items.
For more info call (541) 745-8759 or email Janeece at firstname.lastname@example.org
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:
2. What is our mailing address?
South Benton Food Pantry, PO Box 396, Monroe, OR 97456.
3. How can I donate? Please make checks payable to South Benton Food Pantry and Monroe Umpqua Bank will accept them or you can mail them to
P.O. Box 396
Monroe, OR 97456
We can also accept donations at Umpqua Bank in account ending in 2777.
Other agencies that provide much needed services and information on hunger disparities and ways to combat this issue:
We would like to thank OCF for the recent $50,000 donation to allow us to purchase our permanent home.
About Oregon Community Foundation
Oregon Community Foundation (OCF) puts donated money to work to improve lives for all Oregonians. In partnership with donors and volunteers, OCFhas distributed more than $2 billion to communities since 1973. Through grantmaking, research, advocacy and community-advised solutions, OCF helps create measurable change. During a time of catastrophic challenges across the state, OCF responded quickly and urgently — distributing more than $560 million in grants and scholarships from 2020 to 2021. In that time, OCF supported more than 4,000 nonprofits throughout Oregon, working to address urgent and ongoing needs. Individuals, families, businesses, and organizations can work with OCF to create charitable funds to support diverse communities and expand opportunities across the state. For more information, please visit: oregoncf.org.
This group gives quarterly.
We have many people from all over Oregon and beyond that have helped our organization with monetary gifts, gift certificates to local restaurants, and food! Thank you!
The city of Monroe conducted their second annual city-wide food drive & Christmas gifts. They collected nearly 200 pounds of food and presents for 30 families. Thank you!
Thank you for this year's collection of 232 pounds of food!
Thank you to one of our local businesses for collecting over 400 pounds of food to help our families during 2022 holiday season!
Local Churches: Monroe United Methodist Church, Belfountain Church, St. Rose Catholic Church
Provided $2500 for food purchases for 2020/2021!
About the Pacific Power Foundation
The Pacific Power Foundation is one of the largest utility-endowed foundations in the United States. The foundation was created in 1988 by PacifiCorp, an electric utility serving 1.8 million customers in six Western states as Rocky Mountain Power (Utah, Wyoming and Idaho) and Pacific Power (Oregon, Washington and California). The foundation’s mission, through charitable investments, is to support the growth and vitality of the communities served by Rocky Mountain Power and Pacific Power. For more information, visit www.rockymountainpower.net/foundation or www.pacificpower.net/foundation.
Providng over $500 of funding for our senior program!
The South Benton Advisory Council (SoBAC) is on a mission to collaboratively invest in the livability of South Benton County communities through long-term, sustainable projects for healthy children and families.
Energy Trust of Oregon provided our buildings with LED lighting and 8 hours of time to put in the lighting. Thank you!
Vina Moses Center serves the community of Benton County, Oregon. We help people through times of hardship, engaging the community to build resilience and improve wellbeing. Our location is set up like a thrift store, but everything is free: household goods, clothing, food, and other items donated by the community are available to people who need them most. We will be opening an outlet in Monroe in March 2024!