Holiday Food Baskets

Neighbor helping neighbor.
South Lincoln Resources Holiday Food Basket Program Holiday Food Baskets are provided to low-income families for Thanksgiving and Christmas. This is a community-wide effort to provide Thanksgiving and Christmas food to families and individuals who may not otherwise have enough to eat.

South Lincoln Resources coordinates canned food drives, procures perishable foods, packs boxes and distributes them to qualified applicants. This is accomplished with cooperation of schools, civic and social organizations, businesses and churches.


Got time to volunteer?

We need volunteers for our Holiday Food Baskets program!
We distribute Holiday Food Baskets to low-income families in south county at Thanksgiving and Christmas. Last year, 231 Thanksgiving baskets and 300 Christmas baskets were distributed.

These operations require a lot of work by volunteers.
If you have time to help, please call 541-563-3710. We will call back!

Learn more. Thank you!

Holiday Food Basket Donation Bin Help Fill Holiday Food Basket Donation Bins. Bins are out around the south county area (SEE LOCATION OF BINS). Contribute canned and packaged food to make a holiday meal for someone in need.

We depend on cash donations to pay for additional food. Call 541-563-3710 or e-mail Cash donations are accepted year round - see details below.


Need Help?

Applications are available starting mid-September. There are deadline dates. Call South Lincoln Resources at 541-563-3710. We will call back!

Hours of Operation:

This is a seasonal program.
Basket preparation days and times are arranged by program coordinators. Food Baskets can be picked up or delivered as described on the application.
Call 541-563-3710


Food for Holiday Food Baskets is collected at:

  • Collection tubs in community businesses and churches
  • School food drives for Thanksgiving
  • Operation Santa by Fire Department volunteers for Christmas
  • Other drives and events are set up independently; be sure they support south county Holiday Food Baskets / South Lincoln Resources. Information is available in newspapers, Alsea Cable Wheel, and on this website,, and on Facebook.

We depend on cash donations to pay for additional food. Call 541-563-3710 or e-mail for more information. Cash donations are accepted year round by mail payable to "South Lincoln Resources - Holiday Food Baskets" at:

Holiday Food Baskets
South Lincoln Resources
P.O. Box 1638
Waldport, OR 97394

2018 Statistics:

Our Holiday Food Baskets program gave out 210 Thanksgiving baskets (about 480 people) in Waldport, Yachats, Tidewater and Seal Rock.

For Christmas 2018, 257 Holiday Food Baskets and toys from South Lincoln County Children's Christmas Program were picked up or delivered by our volunteers to more than 600 people. Neighbors helping neighbors.
Holiday Food Basket Crew
Holiday Food Basket Crew


We depend on volunteers as organizers, phone callers, box prep, drivers, distribution and clean up, as well as workers loading food boxes.

Call South Lincoln Resources at 541-563-3710 and leave a message that you would like to help.

Interested volunteers are invited to attend a monthly board meeting as an introduction to the organization and programs. At the board meeting you can also meet the Food Share and Clothing Share directors who are also SLR members.

Holiday Food Basket donation from Waldport Cub Scouts
Waldport Cub Scout donation was greatly appreciated!