Food Benefits

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Emergency food

Oregon Food Bank’s ​​network of food pantries and food assistance sites are open across Oregon and Southwest Washington. Many offer drive or ​walk-up services, ​​or direct delivery options. 

Use the Oregon Food Bank Food Finder to find a local site, or call 2-1-1 for help.


Help paying for groceries

SNAP (food benefits)

SNAP benefits are used to buy food. ​Benefits are usually issued on an Oregon EBT card​

Learn how to apply or call 2-1-1 with questions. 

SNAP Double Up Food Bucks lets you get more fruits and vegetables by matching a certain amount of SNAP dollars you spend at participating ​farmers markets. 

WIC (women, infants and children)

WIC provides ​benefits for healthy foods on an eWIC card, along with nutrition education​ and breastfeeding support to:

  • Pregnant women
  • Breastfeeding ​women with children are under 1 year old
  • Non-breastfeeding women with children under 6 months old
  • Children under 5 years old
  • Fathers, grandparents, foster parents or other guardians can apply for WIC for their children​

To apply for WIC, call a local WIC program near you, or ​call 2-1-1.


​Adults 60+ and people with disabilities

Meal programs

Visit the ADRC website to find meal programs in your area or call 1-855-673-2372.

Meals on Wheels for seniors

Meals on Wheels America delivers a nutritious meal to seniors to keep them healthy, safe and living independently in their own homes.

Senior Farm Direct ​Nutrition Program

The Senior Farm Direct Nutrition Program (SFDNP)​ provides low-income, eligible seniors with checks that can be used to buy fresh, locally grown fruit, vegetables and herbs at approved farm stands​ and farmers markets​.​


​Free or reduced price school lunch

​The School Lunch Program provides a nutritionally balanced lunch for school-aged children. 

Apply online for free or reduced price school lunches. Paper applications are also available at schools.

Free or reduced prices school lunches families who receive SNAP or TANF:

  • If you are eligible for SNAP or TANF programs, you are also eligible for free school meals. 
  • Your child's eligibility information can be electronically transferred from the Oregon Department of Human Services. (This sharing of eligibility information is permitted under Federal Law.) 
  • As long as one child in your household participates in SNAP or TANF, all other children in your household can get ​free school lunch. Please call your school for more information.

Free summer mea​ls for kids and teens

The Summer Food Service Program helps fill the nutritional gap when school ends for summer.​​


General information and referrals

​​211 info is a free service that connects you with programs across ​Oregon and Southwest Washington.​​​​