Our current home in downtown Saline is charming and has a wonderful history, but it wasn’t designed to be a food pantry. Because of space limitations and pandemic-related safety concerns, clients haven’t been able to enter the building to meet with SASS staff or do their own shopping for over two years.
Every inch of the two-story house and basement is used for storage, including bathrooms, hallways, offices, kitchen, garage, under staircases, and outdoors on the front and back porches. During peak seasons for food donation, there is no overflow area, and some donations cannot be accepted because of limited space.
The SASS Board of Directors has determined that a larger, more efficient building is essential to maintain our current services and meet the growing needs of the Saline area.
We are excited to share that we are moving this summer to a property in Wood Duck Business Park, near Saline High School and Walmart. This new location is four times the size of our current space and very accessible.
The cost for the new location is less than $100 per square foot, in contrast to the $255+ square foot that it would cost to renovate and expand in our current location.
The new building provides significantly more space for the pantry, storage, and office space, and everything is located on a single level. This means everything can be housed in a single location and clients will be able to do their own shopping again!
Make a Donation
The people, businesses, and organizations of the Saline area have always responded to opportunities to help our neighbors. SASS depends on annual giving to sustain its day-to-day operations. A New Home for SASS challenges donors to do something extraordinary: give over and above their regular levels until the campaign pledges are fulfilled. Consider supporting SASS and help us move to a larger home to better help our neighbors in need.
Volunteers are needed to help us move, and we have a wide range of needs where we can use your help! We have opportunities for individual volunteers, families, and even larger groups. If you’re interested in helping us with our move, click on the volunteer button below and fill out our questionnaire form. Someone from SASS will follow up with you to discuss and coordinate opportunities.