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Donate items or get help from Chemeketa's food pantry

Food Pantry

Update: To comply with Governor Kate Brown's order to close college campuses due to COVID-19, the Chemeketa food pantry will be CLOSED until further notice. Please see below for more info about food pantries, meals sites, and other food resources

Community Resources Outside of Chemeketa

For community resources, regarding food around you area you can visit the following sites.

1. Please visit the Marion Polk Food Share for information on 

  • Pantry Sites
  • SNAP
  • WIC

In Yamhill County, Yamhill Community Action Partnership offers services to help with food and housing:

2. Visit the Oregon Food Bank website for information about pantries and food resources around you area. You can search by zip code, or city. 

The Oregon Food Bank website updates info on food assistance daily, but they still recommend that you call the pantry, or food site ahead of time before visiting so you know the procedures they are following. 

For student parents, if you have children in the K-12 system and receive free or reduced-price school meals, you may be eligible for Pandemic EBT benefits. For details, review Food Benefits for Families during School Closures.

3. In addition, you can also call 211info.org by dialing 211 from your phone or visiting their website. You can find info on-

  • Child-care and parenting
  • Utility Assistance
  • Emergency Management
  • Food 
  • Health
  • Housing and Shelter between others

Farmers to Families Food Box Program

As part of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, the USDA is purchasing and distributing agricultural products to those in need. Local distribution sites are:

LocationAddressCityDay & Time
St. Edward's Catholic Church 5305 River Rd. N Keizer Mondays 9 am-12 pm (Time will change starting June 1)
Chemeketa Community College 4000 Lancaster Dr NE Salem Wednesdays 4-6 pm
Lancaster Family Health Center 255 Lancaster Dr NE Salem Wednesdays 10-11:30 am
Marion Polk Food Share 1600 Salem Industrial Dr NE Salem Saturdays 9-11 am
Salud Medical Center 1175 Mt. Hood Ave. Woodburn Thursdays 3:30-5 pm

Food Pantry Grocery Grant

The Student Retention and College Life office, in partnership with the Chemeketa Foundation, are working to provide resources for food to our students. Chemeketa has moved to online and remote work for Summer and Fall 2020. Our Salem campus pantry is closed. To help support students during this time, we have created a Grocery Grant Program to help students get some funds for food. The grant is awarded to students once a term. The amount is $50.00 on an e-gift card. The student can choose from a e-gift card from Walmart, Safeway or Amazon. If granted the e-gift card is sent to the student's email. 

To get approved for a gift card please email st-life@chemeketa.edu or call 503.399.5116. A staff from out our office will get in contact with you via phone and follow up with next steps to gather more information from you.