Southern Anoka Community Assistance (SACA) is a 501 c 3 non-profit food shelf located in Columbia Heights. SACA has been serving the communities of Columbia Heights, Hilltop, Fridley and Spring Lake Park for 39 years. Using the Client Choice food shelf model, we serve 500 – 625+ in crisis families (1450 to over 1650 people), giving out 39,500 – 45,000 plus pounds of food monthly. We work closely with schools, police and fire departments to bring food and hygene products to in need students. SACA also has a low barrier homeless youth program (ages 21 and under) and in partnership with the 5 Anoka County food shelfs, a senior delivery service (Anoka CAN). We also give out Christmas toys and a complete holiday meal for either Thanksgiving or Christmas.
There is also a Thrift Shop where clothing, and small household items are sold at garage sale prices. SACA’s Thrift Shop is open to the public. All of the money earned from the Thrift Shop stays at SACA. It is used for buying food, fixing the truck etc.
Each dollar donated to SACA will enable us to purchase 8 or more pounds of food, so a $100 donation will enable us to purchase 800 or more pounds of food!
SACA is able to serve the less fortunate in our communities with the following programs for eligible residents:
- Emergency food program
- Thrift Store – open to the public
- Mobile food service for seniors
- Low barrier homeless youth program
- Christmas toys and Holiday dinner distribution
- Referrals to appropriate agency resources