Accessing Nutritional Assistance

DHS helpline: (503)988-3640

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.

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

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.

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

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

Fair Food Network

Wholesome Wave

NY Greenmarket’s Health Bucks

Minnesota’s Market Bucks

Seattle’s Fresh Bucks

Market Umbrella’s Matching Incentives

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



Double Up Food Bucks Press Release 2016

Fundraising Strategies for SNAP Match