Header image text: Need Food? There are new and expanded resources available to help meet your essential needs.
Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (DSNAP) provides temporary food assistance for households affected by a natural disaster such as the recent fires in Oregon. DSNAP provides one month of benefits on an Oregon EBT card to eligible disaster survivors and can facilitate the issuance of supplemental SNAP benefits for ongoing households. To be eligible for DSNAP, a household must live or work in the disaster area, have been affected by the disaster and meet certain DSNAP eligibility criteria.
Status: Oregon is not currently running a DSNAP program at this time. The previous DSNAP program - Oct. 23-Oct. 28, 2020 - application period has closed.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.email@example.com.