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Before signing up for a harvest, please be sure that you and each person signing up has registered previously on the Volunteers page. If you have already registered as a volunteer you do not have to do so again. Sign up each person separately for harvests. To sign up for a harvest, click on the 'Sign up for harvest' button. If the regular roster is full you can add your name to a waiting list.

If more harvest assistants are needed, you can agree to spend a half hour of your harvest time helping the harvest leader. If you assist, you will still have time to pick produce for yourself and to donate.

New feature: While you are waiting for new harvests to be posted, sign up for a new feature called My Salem Harvest page which will show all of your current signups, see harvest details and your complete harvest history. You will also be able to get on waiting lists without waiting for an email. To use this feature, you must first give yourself a password. Go to the Volunteer Update page to be sent a link where you can set the password and update your contact information. 

Total pounds rescued since 2010:
1,948,932

Year Harvests Pounds of food rescued
2018 (to date) 11 8,158
2017 175 367,131
2016 216 401,419
2015 201 417,675
2014 163 374,266
2013 91 104,338
2012 107 138,740
2011 50 89,413
2010 60 46,278
 

 

 

 

Harvests offer an opportunity for families to work together in the outdoors, meet local farmers and gain a better understanding of where our food comes from. In a state with the highest rate of childhood hunger in the nation, harvests offer local growers a compassionate alternative to letting their crops go to waste and provide low-income families a way to gain self-sufficiency. Parents have an opportunity to teach their children to care for others.

The act of giving empowers.

Meet new friends

Harvests pull together a broad cross-section of the community representing diverse socioeconomic levels and ethnic groups. Hundreds of individuals primarily interested in sustainable lifestyles work alongside people who struggle with job loss and other economic challenges. Children are welcome at most harvests.

Make a Gift

There are many ways to donate. Consider making a tax-deductible gift to Salem Harvest. Contact Elise for more information.

Crops available to pick on farms after the regular harvest. Keep half of what you pick for free, the other half goes to Marion/Polk Foodshare food banks. See what crops are available at their website. http://www.salemharvest.org/index.php

Salem Harvest is a non-profit organization that connects farmers and backyard growers with volunteer pickers to harvest fruits and vegetables that would otherwise go to waste. At least half of each harvest is donated to the Marion-Polk Food Share or its affiliated food pantries, and volunteer pickers take home the remainder.

Since 2010 more than a half million pounds of fresh, locally-grown fruits and vegetables have been donated by a cheerful army of 2,600 volunteers, making Salem Harvest the largest community harvesting organization in Oregon. In a state that has the nation’s highest rate of childhood hunger, Salem Harvest volunteers and growers have the opportunity to provide direct support for thousands of families and individuals.

Whether you are a farmer, neighborhood tree owner, interested volunteer, or someone who just wants to participate in a harvest, we invite you to join us in our mission of building a compassionate community where neighbors help neighbors in a spirit of goodwill, where hungry families can gain self-sufficiency, where our urban and rural bounty is recognized and appreciated, and where simple, sustainable lifestyles are celebrated.

 

How do I apply for the Senior Grocery Program?

  1. Complete an application
  2. Provide proof of income or proof of enrollment in SNAP, TANF or Medicaid.
  3. Provide a copy of a photo ID and proof of address.
  4. Submit the signed application to Meals on Wheels at mfuller@marionpolkfoodshare.org or 2615 Portland Road NE Salem, Oregon 97301.

How do I receive a senior food box?

Food boxes are distributed monthly at Center 50+ in Salem. If you are not able to get your food box, you can authorize a representative to pick up the box for you.

 

Physical Address

1665 Cottage St SE

Salem, OR 97302

 

 

Salem - North/Northeast

  • City Vibe

    • Community Meal

    meals for homeless at West Salem United Methodist Church

    • Friday 6:00pm 7:30pm
  • The Salvation Army Lodge

    • Community Meal

    Salem

    • Daily Lunch 12:00pm 1:00pm
  • UnionGospel Mission

    • Community Meal

    Salem

    • Daily Breakfast 6:30am
    • Daily Lunch 12:15pm
    • Daily Dinner 6:00pm
  • ARCHES

    • Community Meal

    meals for homeless

    Salem

    • Daily Breakfast 8:30am
    • Daily Lunch 11:30am
  • Solid Rock Community Church

    • Food Pantry
    • 2nd Saturday of the month 9:00am 10:00am
  • St Vincent DePaul Society

    • Food Pantry

    Salem

    • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday10:00am 1:45pm
    • Thursday 11:00am 1:45pm
  • Spanish Seventh Day Adventist**

    • Food Pantry
    • Wednesday 6:30pm 8:00pm
  • Seventh Day Adventist Center

    • Food Pantry

    Salem

    • Monday & Tuesday 10:00am 12:00pm
  • The Salvation Army

    • Food Pantry

    Salem

    • Monday - Friday 9:00am 12:00pm
  • Precious Children**

    • Food Pantry

    Salem Evangelical

    Salem

    • 1st & last 2 Thursday 10:00am 12:00pm
  • Peoples Church

    • Food Pantry
    • 1st, 2nd & 3rd Monday 9:00am 11:00am
    • 4th Saturday 10:00am 11:30am
  • Pauline Memorial AME Zion

    • Food Pantry

    Salem

    • 2nd & 4th Friday 12:30pm 2:30pm
    • Full pantry on Tuesdays 10:30am 1:30pm
  • New Harvest Church

    • Food Pantry

    Salem

    • 3rd Saturday 9:00am 11:00am
  • New Hope Foursquare Church

    • Food Pantry

    Salem

    • 3rd & 4th Sunday 2:00pm 5:00pm
  • Mother Lofton Kitchen

    • Food Pantry

    Salem

    • 4th Tuesday 3:00pm 4:30pm
  • Mano-a-Mano **

    • Food Pantry

    Salem

    • Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday 1:00pm 5:45pm
  • Jason Lee United Methodist

    • Food Pantry

    Salem

    • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday9:00am 11:30am
  • Good Samaritan Pantry

    • Food Pantry

    Community of Christ Church

    Salem

    • Thursday 4:30pm 6:00pm

Salem - South/Southeast

  • SE Neighborhood Community Center

    • Community Meal

    Salem

    • Wednesday 5:30pm 7:00pm
  • South Salem Friends Church

    • Community Meal

    Salem

    • Tuesday 5:30pm 7:00pm
  • Trinity United Methodist

    • Food Pantry

    Salem

    • Monday, Wednesday & Friday (closed 1st week of each month) 1:00pm 3:30pm
  • Mission of Hope

    • Food Pantry

    Silver Creek Fellowship @ Houck M.S.

    Salem

    • Last Saturday of the month 10:00am 12:00pm
  • New Life Community Church

    • Food Pantry

    At Bush Elementary School

    Salem

    • 4th Saturday of the month 10:30am 12:30pm
  • Table of Plenty

    • Food Pantry

    Queen of Peace Catholic Church

    Salem

    • Thursday 4:30pm 7:00pm
  • Mano-a-Mano **

    • Food Pantry

    Salem

    • Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday 1:00pm 4:45pm
  • Lee’s Place

    • Food Pantry

    Capital Park Wesleyan

    Salem

    • Thursday 10:00am 1:00pm

Salem - West