News for those who live, work and play in the Santiam Canyon

Help available for the holidays

Area churches have joined forces to provide a Thanksgiving food certificate and children’s Christmas gifts to those living in the Santiam Canyon who qualify for assistance. 

The Thanksgiving food certificate and Christmas gifts will be distributed on Saturday, Nov. 18, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Mill City Presbyterian Church. 

Applications must be submitted to receive a food certificate and/or Christmas gifts. One application will cover both programs.

Applications are available Oct. 23 through Nov. 13 at the following locations: Mill City Post Office, Mill City City Hall, Mill City Food Bank, Sierra Market in Gates, and Mill City Market (7Star Grocery).

Applications need to be turned in no later than Nov.14.

Monetary donations toward gifts and food certificates are always appreciated and can be dropped off at any of these local churches: Mill City Presbyterian, Mill City Christian Church, Liberty Fellowship, St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church, Mt. Horeb Baptist, and Gates Community Church.

For more information, call the Ministerial Association at 503-897-3210.

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