Oregon Department of Human Services
Food Assistance Benefits

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The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) offers food benefits to eligible, low-income individuals and families. Find out if you are eligible and how to apply. 

For additional resources, contact 211info:

Call 211
Text your zip code to 898211

 Find out if you are eligible and how to apply.

To find out if you are eligible for food assistance:
  • Visit the 211info website
  • Use the Oregon Helps Program pre-screener
  • If you are a senior or person with disabilities, you may also contact the Oregon ADRC by calling the ADRC at 1-855-ORE-ADRC (1-855-673-2372) or visit the ADRC website
  • If you are at least a half-time student, you must meet additional criteria to be eligible for food benefits

There are several ways to apply for food assistance:

Visit the USDA Food and Nutrition Services website to find an explanation of the types of food items you can buy with your Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card.






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 March 27th, 2020 02:27PM