PACS Welcomes All
PACS welcomes all. We respect the human rights and dignity of everyone we serve regardless of your race, age, religion, country of origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, or physical and mental abilities. While we are a faith-based organization affiliated with the Seventh-day Adventist Church, we do not require you as a client, program participant, or volunteer to attend or take part in any religious activities to receive services. You can also be assured that your personal beliefs have no bearing on the services you receive.
The PACS Food Pantry and Mobile Food Pantry provide nutritious food to the residents of our community regardless of citizenship or immigration status. We are not a government agency. We do not collect or share information about your immigration status. We protect your personal information and keep it secure. Our food pantry and mobile food pantry also complies with the US Department of Agriculture’s Nondiscrimination Policy (PDF Document Link).
As a faith-based organization, if you are a volunteer with us or are a client, you may encounter the presence of Christian symbols, pictures, or literature in our building. Staff members, other volunteers, or clients may acknowledge or talk about God in their normal conversations. Before opening our doors for service each day, PACS also has a short song, prayer and devotional thought that is optional for all staff members and volunteers. You will not be exposed to religious instruction or religious proselytization unless you request such information. If you request information, it will be provided during after business hours.
If you have questions about this statement or believe that there has been a violation of this statement, please request to speak with Laura Pascoe, Executive Director in person at our administrative office, or by phone 503-252-8500, ext 1113 about your complaint or concern so that rapid and constructive action can be taken before relationships become irreparably strained.
We will say it again. All are welcome here.