Salt Mine

Salt Mine serves up “appreciation” lunch

Kiwanis members Ruth Palacios, left and Gay Sprague look over the donations given to the Salt Mine on Monday. The Salt Mine community food closet and service center hosted an appre ...

Salt Mine sponsors appreciation lunch Monday

All Lincoln residents are invited to an “appreciation lunch” and celebration of the Salt Mine staff and volunteers at noon Monday. The celebration will be at Lincoln H ...

Salt Mine in need of donations to help others

The Salt Mine’s Pastor Eric Long has a two-word message for residents: Please donate! The nonprofit organization has helped at least a hundred thousand residents during the ...

Get your fines erased at library by donating food

April is Library month nationally and locally. The Lincoln Public Library celebrates this month by offering “fine forgiveness” to patrons who return books and donate f ...

Lincoln Hills Foundation aids local seniors though The Salt Mine

Since its inception in 2001, the mission of the Lincoln Hills Foundation has been to help Lincoln-area seniors maintain their independence and quality of life.  “We ar ...

Is Lincoln facing a heroin use problem?

While heroin is a big problem in Northern California since at least two years, according to Lincoln Police Chief Rex H. Marks, it’s not prevalent in Lincoln. The “drug ...

Entertainment night to benefit The Salt Mine

To raise funds for a new roof project and its food closet, The Salt Mine will hold a night of entertainment including improv on Saturday. The Salt Mine is Vine Life Ministries, In ...

Food for Fines to Support Salt Mine

  The Salt Mine and the Lincoln Library are partnering again this year for the month of April to celebrate National Library Week with our Food for Fines program to help suppo ...

Dem. Club hosts food drive Saturday

  On Saturday, Jan. 19, the Lincoln Democratic Club is sponsoring a food donation drive for the Salt Mine as the club’s National Day of Service activity.  All res ...

Placer County Chapter, Women’s Council of REALTORS® hosts Battle of the Bands and Fall Chili Cook Off Tuesday

Join the Placer County Chapter, Women’s Council of REALTORS® for its Battle of the Bands and Fall Chili Cook Off on Tuesday. Bring a can or a non-perishable food item an ...

Teen donates 37-pound turkey to local food closet

To help donate for Thanksgiving To provide a turkey and/or Thanksgiving side dishes for The Salt Mine’s Nov. 21 Thanksgiving dinner, contact Blake Long at blake@thesaltminelinc ...

Substitute food for fine this month at the library

Food for Fines When: Through April 30 Library hours are 1 to 7 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursdays and 1 to 5 p.m. Saturdays. Closed Mondays, Fridays and ...

Turkey Drive at the Pink Box Friday, Nov. 18

The economy has greatly increased the needs of our community. The Salt Mine is now serving over 1600 families a month (that translates to over 250,000 meals a month!) We could neve ...

Some nonprofits' salaries hit hard by economy

Salaries for Lincoln’s nonprofit organizations’ executive directors vary as much as the roles they play. The News Messenger surveyed various Lincoln nonprofit organizations abo ...

Nonprofits help provide happy holidays

The Salt Mine food closet is hoping to have its freezers stuffed to the gills with turkeys by Tuesday. That’s because Salt Mine will hand out Thanksgiving food boxes to those in ...