Hours: Tuesday evenings, 4:30 – 7:30 PM & Thursday mornings, 9:00 AM to noon
At Philomath Food Bank, we believe that access to nutritious food is a basic human right. Therefore, we are committed to responding to the needs of those in our community by providing food and necessary services through the Philomath Food Bank. We deliver these services with compassion and respect for the dignity of the people we serve.
Hunger is a silent epidemic that affects everyone in our community. One out of every six families in Linn and Benton Counties must depend on food from an emergency food pantry at least once each year. As you would expect, seniors, disabled persons, single parents and the unemployed are all represented as those who are having a hard time feeding themselves and their families. But in Oregon, the majority of people who live in poverty are working. The Oregon Center for Public Policy states that at least one parent works part-time or more in 64 percent of families with children living in poverty.
PCS provides emergency food boxes for low income families and individuals whose income is at or below the 200% poverty level. The Philomath Food Bank is a non-discriminatory agency in partnership with Linn Benton Food Share, Oregon Food Bank, and the US Department of Agriculture. The Food Bank follows these organizations’ guidelines and policies.
In 2017, the Food Bank served an average of 385 individuals per month by providing 5,522 emergency food boxes for low incomes families and individuals.
The Philomath Food Bank serves families and individuals west of 53rd St in Corvallis to the western border of Benton County.
Philomath Food Bank Guidelines for Customers
We ask that you allow yourself plenty of time to shop within the hours provided.
To shop at the Philomath Food Bank you are required to:
• Register annually with Philomath Food Bank registration forms
• Qualify according to the USDA Eligibility Guidelines
• Live within the Philomath Food Bank geographic area (west of 53rd St. in Corvallis to the western border of Benton County)
• Fill out the refrigerator/freezer form
• Be courteous and respectful to other Food Bank customers and volunteers who are working
You are welcome to shop for shelf stable products once (1) a month. You are asked to observe all limits of products within the Food Bank. Limits are intended to allow shoppers an equal opportunity for products.
You may shop for produce and bread once (1) a week which is limited to what a household can use in one week’s time.
Carts are for your shopping convenience. Carts are for use at the Food Bank and must not leave the premises or hold groceries while waiting for a ride. Bringing boxes and bags for your shopping is welcomed.
Please note: WE CANNOT DELIVER GROCERIES TO YOU OR TO YOUR HOME.
Dogs are not allowed within the Food Bank shopping area other than those allowed as service animals.
No smoking is allowed on the Philomath Community Services premises other than at the smoking shelter at the north side of the parking lot.
Note: The Food Bank will be closed whenever Philomath schools are closed for snow days.