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the salt mine

Serving the communities of Lincoln and Sheridan since 1985.

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how will you give back for the holidays?

Find out how you can help a local family in need this holiday season!

Your support enhances lives in our community


The Salt mine is a Faith-based non-profit. Our main charitable activity at this time is to enhance and improve the lives of people in our community by providing food assistance. We desire that no senior, family, or child who needs food goes hungry in Lincoln or Sheridan, California. We rely on your donations to keep our neighbors fed on a daily basis.

Our fully volunteer-staffed Food Closet has a variety of food boxes that are designed to give the best we can to each of our clients. People who need food assistance can receive a pantry box every month and a fresh food box five days a week. Those who are unhoused can receive a homeless daypack 5 days a week, as well as utilize our shower, laundry, and clothing services.

Our Thrift Store helps fund our Food Closet and other programs while also providing the community with an affordable option for clothing, furniture, and a wide variety of household goods. Many clothing items and toiletries donated to our Thrift Store are used to help people in need.

Salt Mine Youth is an after-school youth program on Wednesdays, in which our youth leaders partner with students and their families to help equip students for success.

All of these programs are designed to directly help the residents of Lincoln and Sheridan. Thank you for giving back to your community by supporting The Salt Mine. You play a huge role in keeping our neighbors fed!

26,000 Requests for help last year

In 2022, we documented 26,000 requests for help. This is a 20% increase from 2021, which reflects the rising cost of living for everyone. Thank you to those who have committed to helping keep our neighbors fed!

95% goes back to the community

95% of donations go toward serving the residents of Lincoln and Sheridan. Your support stays local! We rely on your donations to feed the hungry in our community on a daily basis.

100+ volunteers each week

Over 100 Volunteers make up our team each week. Volunteers are the backbone of The Salt Mine and ensure that we are able to offer quality services to anyone in our community who needs assistance. 

7x more fresh food

We offer a variety of services at our Food Closet to best meet people's needs. Pantry boxes contain dry/canned goods, and fresh boxes contain produce, dairy products, and bread. On average, our clients receive 7x more fresh items compared to pantry goods.


Food Closet
590 Lincoln Blvd
Lincoln CA, 95648
(916) 645-3778

Thrift Store
105 Flocchini Circle
Lincoln CA, 95648
(916) 645-3778

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