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Food Security and Nutrition Resources

Background on HIV/AIDS & Nutrition

USDA's offers information related to HIV/AIDS including nutrition, food safety, and exrcise tips.

State & Federal Food Resources

SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) offers food benefits to eligible, low-income individuals and families. To access the online eligibility tool & application visit this website.

WIC (Women, Infants, and Children)
is a supplemental nutrition program whose purpose is to provide nutrition, food, education and referrals to health services for women, infants, and children. To learn more about WIC visit this website. To apply for the program you must contact your local WIC clinic. To find a WIC clinic in your county, visit this website

CCOs (Coordinated Care Organizations)  CCOs are a network of various health care providers who work together in their local communities to serve people who receive health care coverage under the Oregon Health Plan (Medicaid). CCOs can provide a wide variety of emergency support for OHP members if it is deemed necessary to protect their health. Each CCO has a different process to access this support, so you have to contact the appropriate CCO to see if you qualify. Please note that some counties have more than one CCO.

CCOs also provide community benefit grants to organizations for services to OHP and other community members that promote health, which can include sponsorship of food support programs. Each CCO supports different services based on interest and applications from their area.

Oregon Food Bank

The Oregon Food Bank collects and distributes food across Oregon and Southwest Washington, helping ensure free food is available to everyone experiencing food insecurity - especially those disproportionatly harmed by unfair systems rooted in racism, classism, and sexism. 

Locator Tool: Locate free groceries or group meals anywhere in Oregon by using the locator tool which is updated daily with the most current information. 

Contact: Reach out to your regional food bank staff if you would like to to discuss any of the following:

  • need for different foods
  • possible pick-up or delivery of food
  • suggestions for new panty locations
  • set-up of satellite pantries 
Check out the map below to find your region's food bank. Contact information for each of the 21 listed food banks can be found here, or at the bottom of this page.

Authorized Representative Form: To allow a friend or family member to pickup food on your behalf complete the Authorized Representative form and have them present it at the food panty during pickup. It is best to contact the specific pantry about the pickup in advance, in some specific circumstances they don't require this form. This form is also available in SpanishArabicRussianVietnamese, and Simplified Chinese.

Oregon Food Bank Network: The Oregon Food bank is networked to serve every county in Oregon and Clark County, WA which inclues 21 food banks and more than 1,200 partner agencies and program sites.

Oregon Food Bank Network Map Oregon Food Bank Network of Counties Served