Oregon Department of Human Services | Food Assistance

Header image text: Need Food? There are new and expanded resources available to help meet your essential needs.

¿Necesita alimentos?

Need food right now?

During the summer, free meals are available at schools and other community locations to all children ages 1 to 18 to pick up “grab and go” style. To receive a meal, a child does not have to attend that specific school. No application is required to access meals.

To find a site, visit summerfoodoregon.org/map, call 2-1-1 or text "FOOD" or "COMIDA" to 877-877.

Food pantries, pick-up sites and delivery options: Oregon Food Bank’s network of 1,400+ partner pantries and food assistance sites are open across Oregon and Southwest Washington. Many offer drive/walk-up or direct delivery options. Visit The Oregon Food Bank website for local locations, or call 2-1-1 for help.

Want ongoing help with groceries?

SNAP (formerly food stamps) helps you buy groceries. Find all the information you need at where you can apply for SNAP, cash, child care and domestic violence assistance all in one application. Dial 211 or call your local DHS office with questions.

Oregon families with children who are eligible for free or reduced price school meals will get pandemic food (P-EBT) benefits. This includes children in foster care, children of migrant workers and homeless youth.

Note: Families are eligible for P-EBT benefits even if they have been getting meals from schools or other sources during the school closures. This means families who receive P-EBT benefits can also get meals from schools or other sources during the school closures.

Apply for free or reduced priced meals online or contact your local school for other ways to apply. To be eligible for free or reduced priced meals during the 2019-2020 school year, you must apply by June 30, 2020.

WIC offers healthy food and nutrition and breastfeeding support for families with kids under age 5 and for pregnant women. Go to the WIC website and click the WIC Interest Form button. You can also call 2-1-1 and ask to speak with a maternal and child health specialist. New participants are welcome!

Need meals if you’re 60+ or live with a disability?

The Aging and Disability Resource Connection of Oregon’s Older Adult Meals Program (“Meals on Wheels”) provides meals for people across Oregon.

Anyone 60+ can receive these meals. There are no income requirements and no charge for meals. The ADRC can also help connect people with disabilities, regardless of age, to food resources.

Visit the ADRC website or call 1-855-673-2372.

Need more information on resources?

For additional resources, contact 211info:

Call 211
Text your zip code to 898211
WIC
ADRC
DHS
SNAP
Oregon Food Bank
Summer Meals

Community Partner Toolkit

You can use this outreach toolkit to promote the Need Food? campaign. With this toolkit you can help inform the public that there are more options than ever to access food. You'll also be able to connect the public to food resources. This toolkit has many ready to go materials to use. This includes drop-in articles, public service announcements and website and social media content.

Twitter

NeedFood.Oregon.gov - Twitter

Facebook and Instagram

NeedFood.Oregon.gov - Facebook and Instagram

Instagram Stories

NeedFood.Oregon.gov - Instagram Stories




Accessibility: Everyone has a right to know about and use Oregon Department of Human Services (DHS) programs and services. DHS provides free help. Some examples of the free help DHS can provide are: sign language and spoken language interpreters, written materials in other languages, Braille, large print, audio and other formats. If you need help or have questions, please contact us at ADA.dhs@dhsoha.state.or.us.

Updated on September 21st, 2020 04:27PM