How to Help

How to Donate Food

Donations of food and other needed items can be made at one of the three blue barrels located in Cannon Beach. These barrels are located at:

  • Cannon Beach Library
  • Cannon Beach Community Church
  • Columbia Bank

The items most requested by our customers are:

  • Cooking oil
  • Peanut butter
  • Tuna
  • Chili
  • Canned fruits and vegetables
  • Toothpaste
PLEASE NOTE: In order to follow USDA Food Safety guidelines, some food items are not acceptable. These items include:
  • rusty or unlabeled cans
  • perishable items
  • homemade items
  • noncommercial canned or packaged items
  • alcoholic beverages
  • open or used items
  • items past their expiration date
ALSO: If donations are in glass, please box or bag them separately and label the box or bag “GLASS” on all sides.

How to Donate Money

Contact our secretary at 971-326-0479

The Food Pantry has no paid employees. All money received by the Pantry is used for food and essentials for our customers, or to pay for overhead such as heating, lights, appliances and other such things that are required to fulfill our mission. All financial donations are tax deductible.

How to Volunteer Your Time

Several tasks require volunteer help. Generally, volunteers are organized into teams that:
  • Set up tables and chairs each Wednesday and put them away at the end of the day
  • Collect, weigh, and record the type of items donated
  • Examine all food and dispose of outdated and spoiled food
  • Check in and take customer orders
  • Place ordered items into bins that are transferred to the customer's container
  • Pick up food deposited in each of the five local containers
  • Pick up food donations from commercial donors and deliver it to the Food Pantry

In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution (Cannon Beach Food Pantry) is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, or disability. All volunteers are required to sign a Volunteer Disclosure Statement agreeing to this policy.