Food Pantry Monthly Food Boxes:
Hours Wednesday and Friday 10:00 am to 4:00 pm; Saturday 10:00 am to 1:00 pm
Once a month, households falling under eligible income levels, or are currently participating in SNAP, TANF, SSI, or LIEAP receive a food box and a clothing card. To sign up for a food box, you must bring proof of residency showing that you live within the Oregon Trail School District.
Community Basket Hours:
3rd Thursday of the month, 9:00 am until the food is gone
On the third Thursday of every month we work with the Oregon Food Bank to put on the Community Basket program. This provides people with a large box of food, including fresh produce, dairy and protein. Pick up is available by driving around the back of the pantry where volunteers load the food into your car.
Senior Boxes USDA Supplemental Boxes for seniors
2nd Thursday of the month, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
The second Thursday of every month, we partner with MainSpring to provide low income seniors (60+) with a box of food. For these boxes, seniors must fill out an application, annually, with proof of income and picture ID. Pick up is between 10:00 am and 4:00 pm. Program is limited to 50 participants so there may be a wait to enroll.
Sandy Community Action Center distributes approximately 200 Thanksgiving boxes consisting of the fixings for a delicious Thanksgiving feast every year. These are assembled by a large volunteer group of churches who meet at Abundant Life Church. On the Monday before Thanksgiving, food box recipients collect their boxes outside the SCAC using a number they were assigned through collecting names in the food pantry throughout the month of October. In past years, the food and funding has come from generous donations from local area churches and Vanport Manufacturing.
The Sandy Community Action Center administers the Heat Oregon program which provides emergency electrical energy assistance on a first come first serve basis. Assistance begins in the Winter months until all funds are gone.