Marion-Polk Food Share

Program Areas

Community Garden
Program Categories:
Gardens
Community Garden
Garden Development
Contact:Frank Nash, Operations Manager
phone: 503-581-3855
Gleaning Group Coordination
Program Categories:
Gleaning
Dairy
Field Gleaning
Firewood
Fish / Meat
Produce
Contact:Katey Axtell, Agency Relations Coordinator
phone: 503-581-3855
Grow-A-Row
Program Categories:
Gardens
Plant-A-Row
Contact:Frank Nash, Operations Manager
phone: 503-581-3855
Marion County Food Security Council
Program Categories:
Advocacy
Agriculture
Council / Coalition
Economy
Farm
Food
Food Security
Food Systems
Hunger
Nutrition
Policy
Poverty
Contact:Ron Hays, Director
phone: 503-581-3855
Salem Housing Authority Community Garden
Program Categories:
Gardens
Community Garden
Contact:Frank Nash, Operations Manager
phone: 503-581-3855

General Organization Info

Contact Info:Ron Hays
Email contact form
phone: 503-581-3855
fax: 503-588-4077
Mailing Address:
1660 Salem Industrial Drive NE
Salem, OR 97303
Physical Address:
1660 Salem Industrial Drive NE
Salem, OR 97303
United States
Website:not entered
National, State, Local and/or Regional Affiliation:Oregon Food Bank
Service Area:Marion and Polk Counties
Counties Served:
Marion
Polk
Membership-based:No
Uses National Service Volunteers:Yes
Organization is an Oregon Food Bank Member Agency:Yes
Organization Type:
Direct Service
Educational
Network
Non-Profit
Full-Time Paid Staff:10-24
Annual Budget:$1,000,000+
Year Founded:1987
Current Volunteers:3420
Needs Additional Volunteers:Yes
Offers Internships:Yes
Has Computer:Yes
Will Update Info Annually:Yes
Mission/
Specific Program Goals:
Since 1987, Marion-Polk Food Share has been "leading the fight to end hunger" as the Regional Food Bank serving Marion and Polk counties. In 2003-04, Food Share provided 4.2 million pounds of emergency food to 55 member agencies stretching from Grande Ronde and Dallas to Mill City, Silverton, and Woodburn. A total of 60,417 emergency food boxes and 337,847 meals were distributed, representing nearly a 24% increase over the previous year. We recently moved into a new facility and are committed to expanding our food resources in an effort to meet the growing need, while also further developing our food security program area.
Service Locations:
Public Housing
Child Care Center
Church / Synagogue / Mosque / Temple
Community Center
Extension Service
School
Senior Center
Shelter
Soup Kitchen
Additional Program Areas:
Emergency Food
Children / Teens / Youth
Community Development
Emergency / Disaster Response
Seniors
Women