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.
Free food, meals and nutrition assistance programs:
- SNAP (also known as food stamps)
- Meals on Wheels Online Meal Request
- Oregon Food Bank Food Finder
- Partners for a Hunger-Free Oregon’s school meals for kids map
- A guide for College Supporting Students During COVID-19
- Aging and Disability Resource Connection of Oregon for statewide senior meal access and delivery.
Oregonians can use SNAP benefits to pay for groceries delivered from Amazon and Walmart — delivery fees and other non-food expenses aren’t covered.
Information is available in many languages. Below are a few places to access them:
- Asistencia Alimentaria – Oregon Food Bank – En Espanol
- Multnomah County:
- Oregon Health Authority (Under the COVID-19 Resources for the Community section)
- APANO’s COVID-19 Information in Asian and Pacific Islander Languages
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.
State of Oregon Employment Department
- Oregon Tenant Rights During COVID-19
- Derechos de Inquilinos en Oregon Durante COVID-19
- Housing Self-Help Guides
- Oregon Legal Aid Directory
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.
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.
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.
If you or someone you know may be struggling with suicidal thoughts, there is help.
- Call S. National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-TALK (8255) any time of day or night or chat online.
- Crisis Text Line provides free, 24/7, confidential support via text message to people in crisis when they dial 741741.
- For people who identify as LGBTQ, contact The Trevor Project’s TrevorLifeline 24/7/365 at 1-866-488-7386.