Impact of Emergency Power Shutoffs
With nearly 30 active fires burning and high temperatures and winds of up to 50mph expected in the coming days — several area utility providers have planned "Public Safety Power Shutoffs" that may impact thousands of homes and businesses across multiple counties.
Power shutoffs will likely impact area food pantries, free food markets and meal sites, which may need to reschedule or cancel distribution services over the weekend. Prolonged outages may also affect the availability of dairy, produce, meat and other perishable items that require cold storage. Please call your local food assistance site to verify hours and product availability before visiting.
State of Emergency and Response
We are monitoring fires in our region during the State of Emergency — and are ready to respond with water, food and other critical supplies.
Though some locations may be impacted by the wildfires, the vast majority of pantries, free food markets and meal sites remain open during this ongoing crisis. Find food assistance and other community resources through the links below.
Oregon Wildfire Resources
The Office of Emergency Management’s online hub includes an interactive map of wildfires and hotspots, road closures, air quality updates and more.
Find Emergency Shelter
If fire has forced you to evacuate your home, emergency shelters are open and available. Food and other supplies are provided at no cost.
Prepare now to keep you, your loved ones and your home safe.
Know Evacuation Levels
Monitor Wildfire Smoke
Wildfire smoke is a mixture of gases and fine particles from burning material. The gases and fine particles can be dangerous if inhaled — especially for children, older adults, and people with heart disease, asthma and other breathing conditions.
Recovering from Wildfires
Wildfires can be particularly stressful because the factors that influence their strength and direction can change at any moment. It is common for people who have lived through these circumstances to experience strong emotions.
Trauma: Tips for Coping
How people respond to trauma varies somewhat from person to person. Individual factors such as how you usually handle stressful situations and what kind of support you have both at work and in your personal life may influence both your short- and long-term reactions.
Food Industry Support Needed
Bulk non-perishables, water and other critical supplies are needed in communities affected by wildfires — especially canned meals, pouched meals, meal bars, shelf-stable jerky and cold cereal. If you are a Food Industry Partner interested in donating, please reach out as soon as possible.