Linn Benton Food Share

What We Do

Linn Benton Food Share provides millions of pounds of food every year to our local community through a network of 68 non profit partners. These include food pantries, meal sites, gleaning groups and supplemental agencies. If you are in need of food or would like to help your neighbor, this is the place start.

Linn Benton Food Share - Everybody Eats

We offer a Delivery Program for emergency meal site locations, a Fresh Alliance Program and a Food Rescue Program, in an effort to provide food and hope for our community.

Linn Benton Food Share is the central food hub for a strong network of local, non profit agencies including emergency food box pantries, public meal sites, at-risk population programs and gleaning groups. Learn more about who we partner with.

Gleaning is the practice of recovering food from farmers fields, grocery stores and even backyards. Learn more about gleaning and our specific programs.

How you can support us

Volunteer!
In addition to many volunteer opportunities at local soup kitchens and food pantries, LBFS needs volunteers to help with food repackaging at our warehouse, host or participate in a food drive/fundraiser, help with special events, and more!

Donate!
The most effective way to help in the fight against hunger is to donate money. For every dollar donated, LBFS can provide the equivalent of 6 meals to individuals and families in need.

To donate by check, mail to: Linn Benton Food Share, PO Box 1920, Corvallis, Oregon 97333

We’re here to answer your questions and help you get started with Linn Benton Food Share. 

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Direct Services

  • Commodity Supplemental Food Program: Once-a-month supplemental food box to seniors 60 years and older and at or below 130% of current federal poverty level. Call or email for more information.

  • SHARe Medical Food Box Program: Providing immediate food at discharge from Albany and Lebanon Samaritan hospitals. Follow up delivery of food box at patient’s home address.

  • Volunteers are crucial in filling these premade food packages each month. Linn Benton Food Share, due to the emergency of COVID-19, is now constructing premade food packages at the LBFS warehouse for our two-county region.

  • Fresh Alliance Program: In partnership with local grocery stores, LBFS collects dairy, milk, produce, meat and other products and distributes the products immediately to our network of partner agencies.

  • Food Rescue Program: We collect “prepared but not served” food from the OSU campus. Food is distributed immediately to meal site locations in Linn and Benton counties.

Types of Network Agencies

  • Emergency Food Boxes (Food Pantries): Local food pantries provide a 3-5 day supply of food to individuals and families at or below the 185% of the federal poverty rate. These agencies serve an average of over 14,000 individuals per month.

  • Emergency Meal Sites (Soup Kitchens) and Shelters: Emergency meal sites provide a welcoming environment and a free meal to individuals and families seeking assistance. Emergency shelters provide safe havens and meal services for families, youth, and individuals who do not have access to a safe place to spend the night. These agencies provide an average of 24,000 meals per month.

  • Supplemental, Non-Emergency Programs: These non-profit agencies serve low-income individuals or families and food is part of the program services. The agencies include child care centers, drug & alcohol rehab centers, group homes, senior care facilities, and weekend backpack programs. They provide an average of 23,000 meals per month.

  • Gleaning Groups: Gleaning groups are non-profit organizations, consisting of and run by low-income beneficiaries. Gleaning groups participate in field and market gleans, hold fundraisers to support their groups, care for their “adoptee” households, and seek grant funding to access additional food for their members.

Gleaning Programs

Gleaning is the practice of recovering food left behind from fields that are not profitable to harvest. Gleaning has been around since biblical times and practiced by countries around the world for centuries. As a practical humanitarian activity today, gleaning contributes to the collection and distribution of high-quality food for low-income individuals and families that would otherwise go to waste.

  • On average, the gleaning groups distribute over 2 million pounds of food to nearly 8,000 people per year.
  • We partner with 14 gleaning groups throughout Linn and Benton counties.

Both Linn and Benton counties have multiple gleaning groups. To join a gleaning group or learn more about other ways to support the gleaners, contact our Gleaning and Volunteer Programs Coordinator.

We believe that no one should be hungry. We believe that everyone deserves respect and attention. Services rendered through our network partners and our own direct service programs provide more than a food box, more than calories. We strive to provide dignity and hope.

We are committed to the proposition that good food for all means better health outcomes, builds important community bonds, and fosters an environment of worth for both the client and volunteer. Our true mission is discovering the capacity for compassion in our communities. As such, ours is a public trust of donor’s money, time and effort in addition to providing the simple relief of a welcome meal. Join us!

Benton County Food Pantries

Emergency Food Boxes: Local food pantries provide a 3-5 day supply of food to individuals and families at or below the 185% of the federal poverty rate. These agencies serve an average of over 14,000 individuals per month.

Name City Address Hours Contact Notes
Alsea Food Bank/Jeni's Place Alsea 18595 Alsea Hwy. Thursday: 10am - 6pm (541) 487-3663
Coastal Range Food Bank Blodgett 11663 Nashville Rd. Saturday & Sunday: 11am - 2pm and emergencies (541) 456-2141, crfb@casco.net
Community Outreach, Inc Corvallis 865 NW Reiman Ave. Monday - Friday: 8am - 7pm (541) 758-3000 Also Emergency shelter, outpatient medical clinic for uninsured. Information and referral, advocacy, case management, phone with message service, mail service.
HSRC Food Pantry Corvallis Champinefu Lodge/OSU, 1030 SW Madison Wednesday: 10am - 3pm (541) 737-3747
South Corvallis Food Bank Corvallis 1800 SW 3rd St., Ste 110 Monday-Wednesday: 1pm - 3pm
Thursday: 5pm - 7pm
Saturday: 10am - Noon
(541) 753-4263
St. Vincent de Paul Food Bank Corvallis 501 NW 25th St. Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 1:30pm-4pm (541) 286-4183
South Benton Food Pantry Monroe 650 Orchard St. Thursday: 10am - Noon
3rd Thursday/Month: 4pm-6pm
4th Saturday/Month: 10am - Noon
(541) 745-8759
Philomath Food Bank Philomath 360 S 9th St. Tuesday: 4:30pm - 7:30pm
Thursday: 9am - 11:45am
(541) 929-2499

Benton County Meal Sites

Emergency meal sites provide a welcoming environment and a free meal to individuals and families seeking assistance.

Name City Address Hours Contact Notes
Stone Soup Program (St. Mary's) Corvallis St. Mary's Catholic Church, 501 NW 25th St. Monday & Thursday: 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Wednesday & Friday: 11:30am - 12:30pm
(541) 757-1988
Stone Soup Program (First Christian Church) Corvallis 602 SW Madison Tuesday: 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Saturday: 10am - 1pm
Sunday: 5:30pm - 6:30pm
(541) 757-1988
Neighbor to Neighbor Philomath United Methodist Church Social Hall, 1123 Main St. Tuesday: 5:30pm - 6:30pm (541) 929-6614
Stone Soup Program (Lincoln School) Corvallis Lincoln Elementary School, 110 SE Alexander Tuesday & Thursday: 5:15pm - 6:15pm
Saturday: 10am-11am

Linn County Food Pantries

Emergency Food Boxes: Local food pantries provide a 3-5 day supply of food to individuals and families at or below the 185% of the federal poverty rate. These agencies serve an average of over 14,000 individuals per month.

Name City Address Hours Contact Notes
Fish of Albany Albany 1880 SE Hill St. Monday - Friday: 9am - 3pm (541) 928-4460 Call Monday through Friday for same day food box pickup after 3pm.
Salvation Army Albany 345 Columbus St. Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 9am - 11:30am. (541) 928-4774 Also some programs for children; energy assistance
Sharing Hands Brownsville 439 North Main St. Wednesday & Friday: 10am - 4pm (541) 466-3003 Food boxes, utilities, prescriptions, gas, propane. Also operates a thrift shop, at 107 Bishop Way, Tuesday - Saturday: 9am - 3pm
God's Storehouse Harrisburg 180 Smith St. Tuesday & Thursday: 9am - 5pm (541) 359-5529 Clothes and some furniture at low cost
Jefferson Community Pantry Jefferson 310 N Second St. Wednesday: 3-6pm (503) 871-8329
Caring Team Ministry Lebanon 3000 S Santiam Hwy. Friday: 10am - 5pm (541) 451-1271
Fish of Lebanon Lebanon First Presbyterian Church, Ash & 2nd St. Tuesday - Friday: 1:30pm - 3pm (541) 259-3200 Utility, rent, clothing and medicine on Monday - Friday: 9am - 3pm. Call first.
Lord's Storehouse Lebanon 726 SW Oak St. Monday & Thursday: 10am - 1:30pm (541) 259-1464 Food boxes, clothing
St. Vincent de Paul Lebanon 233 2nd St. Wednesday: 1:30pm - 4pm (541) 258-5405 Rent, utility assistance, Wednesday: 9am - 11am
Hope Church of Sweet Home Sweet Home 890 Mt. View Rd. Thursday: 10am - 1pm (Call for emergency assistance) (541) 405-0611
Seventh Day Adventist Community Service Center Sweet Home (541) 367-4524 Currently closed
Sweet Home Emergency Ministries (SHEM) Sweet Home 1115 Long St. Wednesday & Saturday: 9am -11:30am. (541) 367-6504 Closed the 2nd Saturday of each month

Linn County Meal Sites

Emergency meal sites provide a welcoming environment and a free meal to individuals and families seeking assistance.

Name City Address Hours Contact Notes
Albany Helping Hands Albany 619 9th St. SE Monday - Sunday: Breakfast 7am - 8pm, Lunch at Noon, Dinner at 5pm-6pm (541) 926-4036 Also a shelter
St. Mary's Soup Kitchen Albany 815 Ellsworth Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 5pm-6pm (541) 926-8562
Lebanon Soup Kitchen Lebanon 170 East Grant St. Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 4:30pm - 5:30pm. Tuesday & Saturday sack lunches from 12:00-1:00PM (541) 451-7667 Also clothing, blankets, sleeping bags, and diapers
SHEM Meal Site (Manna) Sweet Home 845 6th Ave. Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday: 5pm - 6pm (541) 367-6504

Lincoln County Food Pantries & Meal Sites

For information about food pantries and emergency meal sites in Lincoln County, please contact Food Share of Lincoln County at (541) 265-8578. Visit them on the web at foodsharelc.org
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