- 1 SNAP Benefits (Food Stamps)
- 2 WIC (Women, Infants, and Children)
- 3 Student-Specific Resources
- 4 Additional Food Pantry Locations
- 5 Food Pantry Eligibility Requirements
- 6 Hot Meal Locations
- 7 Additional Food Resources
- 8 School Lunch Program and Free Summer Meals
SNAP Benefits (Food Stamps)
The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) provides financial support that can be used to purchase a variety of foods. You can see if you qualify for SNAP and other benefits using the Oregon Helps Pre-Screener.
SNAP Student Eligibility
Students enrolled in at least 8 credits may be eligible for SNAP if they meet certain income requirements and other criteria. Students holding work-study positions, caring for dependents, or working 20+ hours per week may be eligible. See if you qualify for SNAP and other benefits using the Oregon Helps Pre-Screener.
Applying for SNAP
Learn how to apply for SNAP benefits here. Peer Wellness Advocates in UO’s Duck Nest can help you with the application process for SNAP. You can also call 211 for assistance with applying for SNAP. SNAP Enrollment events are also held each term by the Duck Nest and Student Sustainability Center.
Double Up Food Bucks
The Lane County Farmers Market, SPROUT Market in Springfield, and more allow SNAP participants to get more bang for their buck! For example, at Lane County Farmers Market, SNAP participants can receive $2 in Double Up Food Bucks for every $2 of SNAP benefits that they redeem at the participating farmers market, up to $10 matched each market day. While SNAP benefits can be used for many food items, Double Up Food Bucks can only be used to purchase fruits, vegetables, mushrooms, beans, herbs, nuts, and veggie starts. Check out this map to get more information about participating farmers markets.
WIC (Women, Infants, and Children)
WIC provides finances for pregnant women, new mothers, young children, and others to purchase certain foods. Recipients must meet certain eligibility requirements. You can use this prescreening tool to see if you are eligible for WIC benefits.
Location: 1329 E 19th Ave, Eugene, OR 97401 – a block south of The University of Oregon, between Emerald and Onyx | Phone: 541-654-1020
Hours: Wednesdays and Thursdays from 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. Only for college students. Students may come once a week. Bring your student ID and a bag for food.
The Student Food Pantry—a ministry of the Episcopal Campus Ministry in Eugene and a partner agency with Food for Lane County—is open to all college students in the greater Eugene area. Founded in 2011, the pantry provides free supplemental food for college students. Depending upon availability, this may include canned fruits and vegetables, frozen vegetables and fresh vegetables; bread, rice, pasta and cereal; canned beans, soups and other protein sources; dairy products, frozen meats and meat substitutes. Additional quantities are given to students with children.
Location: Central Lutheran Church, 1857 Potter St (right by campus)
Hours: Thursdays, 6 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Central Lutheran Church’s professional chef, Ryan, prepares recipes each week based on ingredients available through the student food pantry or similar cheap options like bulk-buy, etc., for any student identifying as food-insecure. This meal is almost always vegetarian, with vegan and/or gluten-free options available upon request, prepared by a professional chef and rotating team of volunteers.
The program also offers opportunities to learn more about cooking. Chef Ryan loves to share tips and tricks working with the Hearth & Table prep crew. There is always opportunity for 4-6 students to sign up in any given week to work with him. Recipes are made available to all students, regardless of participation in the kitchen.
Hours: Every second Tuesday of the month
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Produce Drops are like a pop-up farmer’s stand, but everything is free to eligible students and their families. There’s no enrollment or sign-up. Just come and fill a bag with what you need.
To be eligible, student households can earn up to twice the Federal Poverty Level (200% FPL). The Produce Drops occur every third Tuesday of the month. Questions? Want to get involved and help run these programs? Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Ducks Feeding Ducks program provides a transfer of $10 into a student’s Duck Bucks account if they meet specific criteria. The funds are to be used within one week at any campus food venue that accepts Duck Bucks.
International Students Lunch
International students and allies are invited to come to a free lunch every Wednesday from 11:30-12:30PM at the Alpha Omega House (1332 Kincaid St, Eugene, OR 97401). Food is sponsored by local churches in Eugene. This is a great way to get a free meal and meet someone new.
Additional Food Pantry Locations
Emergency food pantries are open different days and times, and eligibility for pantry resources is limited to your area on the map below. Additional food pantry eligibility information can be found here.
Food Pantry Map
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Food Pantry Location Details
Salvation Army of Eugene
Location: 640 W 7th Ave, Eugene, OR 97402 | Phone: (541) 343-3328
Hours: Monday, Wednesday and Thursday: 8:30am – 11:55am & 1pm – 3:25pm, Tuesday: 8:30am – 11:55am & 2pm – 3:25pm, Friday: 8:30am – 1:25pm
Catholic Community Services of Eugene
Location: 1464 W 6th Ave, Eugene, OR 97402 | Phone: (541) 345-3628
Hours: Open Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9:00am to 1:00pm. Other resources also available—clothing, hygiene products, telephone use, etc.
Eugene Faith Center
Location: 1410 W 13th Ave, Eugene, OR 97402 | Phone: (541) 686-9244
Hours: Open every 2nd and 4th Thursday from 2:00pm to 6:00pm.
St. Vincent de Paul
Location: 456 Hwy 99 N, Eugene, OR 97402 | Phone: (541) 689-6747
Hours: Open Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 10:00am to 2:00pm
Larry Collins Memorial Food Pantry
Our Redeemer’s Lutheran Church
Location: 255 Maxwell Rd, Eugene, OR 97404 | Phone: (541) 688-2027
Hours: Open every 2nd and 4th Saturday from 10:00am to 12:00pm
Bethel Food Pantry
Bethesda Lutheran Church
Location: 4445 Royal Ave, Eugene, OR 97402 | Phone: (541) 688-9085
Hours: Open 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month from 9:30am to 12:00 pm
PRAY BiG! Pantry
Location: 4110 River Rd, Eugene, OR 97404 | Phone: (541) 689-4010
Hours: Open the second Tuesday of the month from 5:30pm-7:00pm, and the last Sunday of the month from 10:00am-11:30am
Coburg Food Pantry
Location: 32695 E Pearl St, Coburg, OR 97408 | Phone: (541) 434-6404
Hours: Open on the 2nd and 4th Monday of the month from 2:00pm to 6:00pm
Eugene Christian Fellowship
Location: 89780 N Game Farm Road, Eugene, OR 97408 | Phone: 541-998-4616
Hours: Open every Thursday from 1-6 pm
St. John Food Pantry
Location: 2537 Game Farm Rd, Springfield, OR 97477 | Phone: (541) 746-3322
Hours: Open on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month from 9:00am to 12:00pm (CLOSED day after Christmas)
Salvation Army of Springfield
Location: 1275 Mill St, Springfield, OR 97477 | Phone: (541) 747-6229
Hours: Open Mondays 9:00am-1:00pm, Tuesdays and Thursdays 9:00am-12:00pm and 1:00pm-3:00 pm, Wednesdays and Fridays 9:00am-11:00am and 1:00pm-3:00pm.
Catholic Community Services of Springfield
Location: 1025 G Street,Springfield, OR 97477 | Phone: (541) 345-3628
Hours: Open Wednesday and Friday and Saturday from 9:00am to 1:00pm
Catholic Community Services Thurston
Location: 332 58th St Springfield, OR Inside Waypoint Community Church | Phone: 541-345-3628
Hours: Open from 9:30am-12:30pm on the fourth Saturday of each month
Crossfire Hands of Hope
Location: 942 28th St, Springfield, OR 97477 | Phone: (541) 335-9768
Hours: Open Thursdays from 12:00pm to 4:00pm
Casa de Luz Mobile Pantry
Casa de Luz Church
Location: 1295 Taney St., Eugene, OR | Phone: 541-521-7437
Hours: Every third Saturday of the month, 10-11:30am
Food Pantry Eligibility Requirements
(These eligibility requirements do not apply to the Student Food Pantry.)
Food boxes are available at the listed pantries for those who meet USDA eligibility requirements (based on income or food stamp eligibility/proof of address). A food box is a 3-5 day supply of healthy groceries. It is possible to get up to 18 food boxes per year.
- If you have a permanent address you will be asked for proof of this (such as a utility bill).
- If you do not have proof of a permanent address or you do not have a permanent residence you can still receive food.
- You do not need to supply ID, a social security card or any proof of income to receive food.
- You can still receive a monthly food box if you already receive other benefits—such as food stamps or WIC.
Hot Meal Locations
Hot meal sites can be found in Eugene and beyond. You can use the map below to find a site near you, or you can find a site based on the day of the week using the calendars found on this page.
Meal Site Map
Trouble seeing the map? Check it out here. Pdf maps of these locations are available via Food for Lane County.
Meal Site Calendars
Eugene Meal Site Calendar
Springfield and Rural Areas Meal Site Calendar
Meal Site Location Details
The Hope Center
Location: 1161 Grant Street, Eugene, OR 97402 | Phone: 541-334-4673
Hours: Sandwiches, Monday-Thursday, 9:00-10:00am, Lunch: Friday, 10:00-12:00
Lindholm Service Station-Day Shelter
Location: 450 State Highway 99 N, Eugene, OR 97402 | Phone: 541-461-8688
Hours: Breakfast, lunch and snacks served Monday through Sunday, 8am-6pm
St. Mary’s Saturday Breakfast
Location: 1456 10th Ave, Eugene, O)R 97402 | Phone: 541 343-9253
Hours: Breakfast served the 2nd and 4th Saturday, 9:30-10:30am
St. John the Wonderworker Community Meal
Location: 304 Blair Blvd, Eugene, OR 97402 | Phone: 541-484-5810
Hours: Breakfast served the first Saturday of every month, 8:30am
New Roads Teen Day shelter/meal
Location: 941 W 7th Ave, Eugene, OR 97402 | Phone: 541-686-4310
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30am-4:30 pm, Tuesday and Thursdays 8:30 am-7:00pm
Eugene Catholic Worker
Location: Various | Phone: 541-735-3823
Hours: Breakfast: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 8:30 in the Washington/Jefferson Park. Lunch and clothes washing available from 10:00am-2:00pm on Wednesday and Friday at the Poverello House. Emergency food and clothing also available anytime at the Francis and Clare House or the Poverello House.
- Poverello House location: 633 West 8th Ave, Eugene, OR 97402
- Francis and Claire House location: 754 Washington St, Eugene, OR 97402
Location: Skinner Butte Park, Lamb Cottage (130 Cheshire Avenue Eugene, OR 97401) | Phone: 541-461-1278
Hours: Dinner served Sundays, 5:00-7:00pm
First Christian Church
Location: 1166 Oak Street, Eugene, OR | Phone: 541-344-1425
Hours: Breakfast served Sundays, 7:45am—9:15 am
Sandwiches and food items may be available as supplies last in the helping hands room (open Tuesdays and Thursdays 12:00pm-2:00pm)
Crossfire—Field of Dreams
Locations: 942 28th Street, Springfield, OR and 1310 Echo Hollow Rd. Eugene, OR, 97402 | Phone: 541-686-5433
Hours: Breakfast is served Sundays, beginning at 8:30am at both the Springfield and Eugene locations. Dinner is served Thursdays at 6:30pm at the Springfield campus.
Ebbert Memorial United Methodist Church
Location: 532 C St, Springfield, OR 97477 | Phone: 541-746-3513
Hours: Breakfast served Mondays 8am-11am, and to-go lunches are available Tuesdays and Thursdays 8:00am-1:00pm. A community meal is served every Wednesday at 5:30 pm (doors open at 4:30pm).
Additional Food Resources
The Dining Room
Location: 270 West Eighth Ave., Eugene (Between Lincoln and Charnelton) | Phone: 541-343-2822
Hours: Monday – Thursday, 12 pm—3 pm
The Food for Lane County’s Dining Room provides hot and nutritious free meals in a restaurant style atmosphere. It is run by a staff of volunteers. There is no eligibility requirement to get in. Waiters will wait on guests at tables as in a restaurant atmosphere.
Anyone over 18 years of age or children accompanied by parents can eat at the dining room. A meal at the Dining Room is free. The meal consists of a meat or vegetarian entrée, a potato or rice dish, vegetables, salad, dessert and a beverage. Families with small children and individuals with disabilities are seated as soon as they arrive.
Arriving by 1:00pm is recommended in order to secure a reservation.
Produce Plus is a Food for Lane County program that provides fruits and vegetables at community and neighborhood locations. The produce is provided free of charge for those who cannot regularly afford nutritious food.
Produce Plus is available to those living at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Level. There is no program enrollment—anyone can receive this as long as they sign an agreement that they meet the income requirement.
School Lunch Program and Free Summer Meals
The School Lunch Program benefits school-aged children by providing a nutritionally balanced lunch. Families can now apply online for free or reduced school lunches. Paper applications are also available at schools. Individuals who are eligible for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) or Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) programs, are also eligible for free school meals. Find your nearest Summer Food Service Program meal site.
Page last updated 9/4/18