In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.
Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.
To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form
, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html
, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.
A food box is a free, three- to five-day supply of food for you and your family. You may be asked to provide proof of your address, unless you are homeless.
If you are home-bound and in need of emergency food delivery in Multnomah or Clackamas County, please contact Saint Vincent De Paul at (503)235-7837. If you need food delivery in the Beaverton or Aloha area of Washington County, please contact Care to Share at (503)591-9025.
This type of food pantry is designed to feel like a grocery store, allowing you to choose food from the shelves based on what you and your family need the most. Each pantry sets its own limits on the amount of food you can select based on your household size and the amount of food the pantry has to share. To find metro-area shopping-style pantries, look for a note at the end of each entry.
A meal site is a warm, dry place where you are served a free, nutritious meal. No proof of address is required.
If you are disabled or a senior citizen in need of food delivered to you, please contact Meals on Wheels at (503)736-6325.
Other metro-area programs
Harvest Share: A free, farmers-market style fruit and vegetable distribution for people in need.
Community Basket: Provides members with extra groceries each month, plus a newsletter filled with budgeting tips and recipes. There's no need to sign up in advance. Program fees are $5 for four months or $15 per year.
To find Community Basket and Harvest Share sites near you, use the zip code search tool above. Under service type, uncheck all boxes except for "Other Programs." Then enter your zip code and click "GO."