Farmers Markets are for Everyone

List of all area markets that process SNAP/Oregon Trail cards, and those that offer a match.


 

Feast on Freshness Guide

See what’s in season each month!  Note:  Market details are outdated.


Accessing Nutritional Assistance

Oregon Food Bank
Oregon Food Bank network of pantries.

Summer Meals Oregon
During the school year many children rely on free and reduced priced lunches to meet their nutritional needs. Summer meals meet this need when school is not in session. For kids and teens up to 18 years old.

Potluck in the Park
Potluck in the Park serves a free weekly meal to anyone and everyone.

SNAP
The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is a federal program that offers nutrition assistance to millions of eligible, low-income individuals and families and provides economic benefits to communities.

WIC
WIC is the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children.

FDNP
The Farm Direct Nutrition Program (“Farm Direct”) provides families and seniors an additional source of nutritious food and education on selecting and preparing fresh produce. Farm Direct also supports local farmers’ markets and farmers.

Fruit & Veggie Vouchers
The WIC Fruit & Veggie voucher is a monthly cash value voucher for fresh and frozen fruits and vegetables for all WIC families.

Oregon Helps
Estimates eligibility for assistance programs, including nutrition assistance, in Oregon.

211 Info
Referral service (and phone number – 211) for health, community & social service organizations. Includes referrals for emergency food pantries, assistance on applying for SNAP, etc.

DHS helpline: (503)988-3640


Education

Hunger Snapshot
Household Food Security
Food Program Statistics Multnomah County


Organizations Working to End Hunger in Oregon

Partners for a Hunger Free Oregon

Farmers Ending Hunger

Oregon Farmers’ Markets Association

Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon


Healthy Eating on a Budget – Recipes and Shopping Ideas

Good and Cheap
A free digital cookbook for SNAP families, written by Leanne Brown, with over 130 healthy recipes that fit into a $4 a day food budget.

Food Hero
Fast, easy, healthy recipes for people on a budget.

USDA Healthy Eating on a Budget
Tips and materials to help make choices that are healthy and economical.

The Food Network’s Healthy Eating on a Budget ideas
Tips and recipes for staying healthy and cooking creatively, without breaking the bank.

Cooking Light
Cooking Light’s tips for budget eating, with a link to their seasonal recipe database.


What’s Happening Nationally

Michigan’s Double Up Food Bucks

NY Greenmarket’s Health Bucks

Market Umbrella (Crescent City Farmers Market) Market Incentives

Minnesota’s Market Bucks

Seattle’s Fresh Bucks

Sustainable Food Center’s (Austin) Double Dollar Incentive Program

DC’s FRESHFARM Market


Other

A list of food assistance specific to the holiday time in Portland.

Fundraising Strategies for SNAP Match