The Salt Mine is a public charity, offering emergency services to the city of Lincoln and surrounding communities. Our main charitable activity is our food closet, presently offering emergency food to over one thousand needy families in the area each month. In addition, we help with emergency clothing, household items, and transportation. Other emergency needs are met on an “as available basis” or by referral.

Our food closet is funded by the generous donations of friends of The Salt Mine and through the proceeds from the sales at our two thrift stores in Lincoln (The Salt Seller, 454 F Street and The Salt Mine Thrift Shop, 103 Flocchini Circle). All items sold in our thrift shops are donated by local supporters.

The Salt Mine is sponsored by Vine Life Ministries, Inc., and has been in operation for over twenty-five years. The Salt Mine is fully qualified with the IRS and the State of California for maximum tax deductions (501 (c) (3)).