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Oregon Child Nutrition Programs COVID-19 Response and Resources

This page contains the most recent information available on how the 2019 Novel Coronavirus is affecting Child Nutrition Programs in Oregon.

Oregon Forest Fire Resources

"Our hearts go out to all those affected by the wildfires. The Oregon Department of Education Child Nutrition Programs is here to support our Sponsors. Please reach out to your assigned Child Nutrition Specialist if you are in need of assistance." - Dustin Melton, Director of Child Nutrition Programs.

P-EBT Update

The State of Oregon issued a Pandemic EBT (P-EBT) News Release on July 16, 2021.  Highlights include:

  • Oregon DHS will begin issuing P-EBT benefits on Thursday, July 22, 2021.
  • P-EBT cards will be mailed to families from a return address in South Dakota.
  • Eligible families who have not received their initial P-EBT by August 15, please contact or by calling 503-945-6481
  • Visit the P-EBT web page: for more information. 

Journey Through the History of Child Nutrition Programs

This 15-minute video gives a nostalgic overview of the federally funded child nutrition programs from the days before World War II through 2006. The video features photographs and images from resources in the National Food Service Management Institute's (NFSMI) Child Nutrition Archive collections and USDA resources.

Memos and Related News

Find the latest news and archives related to the Child Nutrition Programs.

Child & Adult Care Food Program (CACFP)

CACFP Training Center

  • Child Care Centers
  • Afterschool At-Risk Meals & Snacks Program
  • Adult Day Care Centers
  • Homeless Emergency Shelters
  • Family Day Care Homes

Oregon Farm to School and School Garden Program

  • Farm to School
  • School Gardens

School Nutrition Programs (SNP)

Summer Food Service Program (SFSP)

USDA Foods

For additional information or questions, contact the Oregon Department of Education Child Nutrition Programs at 503-947-5894.

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