enhancing lives in our community
The Salt mine is a Faith Based Charity. Our main charitable activity at this time is to enhance and improve the lives of those in need 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.
Our feeding program offers a variety of opportunities for food distribution so no family needs to go without food if they only avail themselves of our programs. We have a fully volunteer staffed Food Closet which offers monthly Pantry Boxes, weekly USDA Emergency Food Assistance and three Fresh Food Giveaways each week.
Our Thrift Store helps to fund our Food Closet and other programs while also providing the community an affordable option for clothing, furniture and a wide variety of household goods.
Other programs at The Salt Mine also include Homeless Assistance and our Grafted Youth Program seeking to set students up to live successful lives.
100 Volunteers Each Week
Over 100 Volunteers join our team each week. Volunteers are the backbone of The Salt Mine and ensure that we are able to offer quality services to all in our community who need them.
2 Meals For Every Dollar
We work hard to get the most out of every donation. In 2019 every dollar donated translated into 2 meals for our community.
7x More Fresh Food
Those in need have access to a variety of programs and services at The Salt Mine. Along side canned goods to keep their pantry full, they also have access to fresh fruits and vegetables, milk, meats and many other like items. In fact, on average those we serve receive 7x more fresh items compared to pantry goods.