Community Resources for Oregonians

Building community power to end hunger for good.

Oregon Food Bank is ready to meet the needs of our community during the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. But we can’t do it alone. At Oregon Food Bank, we know hunger is a community-wide symptom of unequal access to healthy food and barriers to employment, education, housing and health care.

That’s why, together with support from public agencies, community organizations, and private companies, we’ve compiled this list of resources for you and your family. Whether you are looking for help with your rent or mortgage, child care, health services or nutritious food for your family, the resources below are available.

Please know that our food pantries remain open during the ongoing COVID-19 crisis.

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Food Access

Free food, meals and nutrition assistance programs:

Oregonians can use SNAP benefits to pay for groceries delivered from Amazon and Walmart — delivery fees and other non-food expenses aren’t covered.

Addressing Hate and Bias

With the COVID-19 outbreak, anti-Asian bias is on the rise. Report crimes and get support:

Mutual Aid Organizations and Resource Connection

Coordinated mutual aid and community support

Health Care

If you already have Oregon Health Plan (OHP), you still have coverage for the care you need, at no cost to you.

If you have recently lost your job or wages due to COVID-19, you can apply for OHP:

Health Care for Immigrants and Refugees

If you or anyone in your family is an immigrant or refugee, you do not have to worry that getting tested, preventive care, or treatment for COVID-19 will affect your immigration status. If you experience COVID-19 symptoms like fever, cough, or difficulty breathing and are in need of medical care, please contact your doctor.

Housing

Note: Many cities and counties are changing their policies or adding resources to help renters and people experiencing houselessness. Visit your local government website for more info.

Internet and Cell Phone

Some internet providers and mobile carriers are offering free and or reduced plans, and/or waiving late fees during the COVID-19 outbreak. Most are removing limits on how much data you can use.

Transportation

You may need to travel to access healthcare or food needs. We recommend maintaining your distance from other people. If you must use public transportation, TriMet has information on how to keep you and other riders safe.

Educational and Learning

Some school districts and libraries are offering online educational and learning resources.

Child Care

With school out through April 28, child care resources will be under high demand.

Families with Children

It can be challenging to talk about coronavirus and to teach children while school is out. These resources can help.

Help for Sexual and Domestic Violence Survivors

Support and resources for all persons facing fear, abuse, oppression and violence.

Suicide Prevention

If you or someone you know may be struggling with suicidal thoughts, there is help.