Volunteer stocking shelves

Food Program

The Food Pantry provides a week's worth of groceries to people in need who live in Salem, Vinton, and Roanoke County. Most clients are eligible to come in every 30 days. We provide a nutritional balance of meats, fruits, vegetables, carbohydrates and dairy to families who are referred to us by government agencies, medical facilities, schools and churches.

  • 34% are children
  • 15% are seniors
  • 86% come from working households


Food Assistance in 2017:
Number of individual servings 14,132
Number of food orders 5,528
Number of Seniors 2,196 (15%)
Number of Children 4,836 (34%)
Value of food served $533,286.60
Value of food donated by local churches, businesses, non-profits, civic groups, schools and individuals $288,954.78 ($3.14 per lbs)
Amount of food donated by community in pounds 92,027


Food Needs:

Canned Vegetables, Crackers, Boxed Cereal, Canned Fruit, Juice, Macaroni and Cheese, Dry Potatoes, Canned Pasta, Rice, Canned Tuna, Jell-O, Spaghetti Sauce, Dry Pasta, Peanut Butter and Jelly, Canned Tomatoes, Bath Tissue, Bar Soap