March 31, 2023

We are about a month away from the opening of The Market. The Salem Pantry will host a grand opening event to celebrate this momentous achievement for our organization. Stay tuned for more information. More on the Market.


Mayor Bob McCarthy Supports The Salem Pantry with ARPA Funding

Thank you to Mayor Bob McCarthy and The City of Salem for authorizing funding to support our mission to empower our community by ensuring the essential right to convenient and reliable access to healthy food. Learn More.


Federal COVID SNAP Benefits to End in March

As families prepare for April, their first month without Federal COVID SNAP benefits, The Salem Pantry is seeing a rise in the number of weekly guests we serve.

Consider donating today to support us during this increased need. Donate today.


2023 Business Sponsorship Program

Does your business support convenient access to fresh, free, and healthy food for all?

Become a 2023 The Salem Pantry Business Sponsor and receive exclusive benefits for your business. Support from businesses is crucial to providing members of the Salem and North Shore communities with a reliable source of food.

Thank you to all who have become a sponsor so far. Become a sponsor today.


Volunteer Spotlights

None of what we do would be possible without our volunteers!

Every month we will highlight members of our wonderful volunteer community.

Marion Winfrey is extremely passionate about her volunteer work with The Salem Pantry and the essential right to food. She volunteers her time at multiple mobile sites throughout the week.

Steve Bennett is a highly reliable and dedicated volunteer. He has become a staple of the warehouse team, taking on some of the earliest morning and heavy lifting shifts multiple times a week.

Marion Winfrey headshot“I believe in public service. However it fits into your life, find some way to be a participating member of the community of humanity that we are all members of… Unlike my service on hospital and health center boards, Salem Pantry is an unfiltered interaction between me and those who have yet to experience freedom from want. It is such a basic human freedom, but it is a freedom that is far to elusive for too damn many – and that pisses me off!”

Marion Winfrey




Steve Bennett

“I volunteer because food insecurity is a big and unfortunately growing issue. The staff truly supports and show appreciation for the work and contribution of the volunteers.

This is such a rewarding experience for me in that I think I get more out of it than I give!”

Steve Bennett