COVID 19 Pandemic

Food Access Resources

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Food Access

Oregon Food Bank Statewide Food Finder

Area Served: Oregon

Food pantries and food assistance sites across the state remain open with increased cleaning and changes in service to help minimize contact among large groups of people. Though hours of operation are updated as frequently as possible, please call ahead before visiting a partner agency.

School Food Access Sites

Area Served: PPS, Centennial, David Douglas, Gresham-Barlow, Parkrose, Reynolds

Food and meal distribution at local schools.

Free Meals Calendar

Area Served: Portland Metro Area

Calendar listing times, locations, and dates for free food.

Oregon school districts providing meals (by Partners for a Hunger-Free Oregon)

Area Served: Oregon

Click on link to the right to find a list of all Oregon school districts with links to their meal plans during the Coronavirus school closures. You do not have to attend that specific school or district to have access to these meals–free meals are available to children age 1-18 to pick up “grab and go” style.

SnowCap Food Pantry

Area Served: East Multnomah County

SnowCap is the largest food pantry distributor in Oregon and services thousands of people in Portland/Gresham. They will be distributing pre-packed boxes and as much fresh/frozen food as possible. Food is being given outside of front doors so dress warm.

Sunshine Division

Area Served: Portland and Gresham addresses only

Offering emergency food boxes to home-bound individuals. Visit website to the right to sign up and request a free home delivery.

Preston's Pantry (Lift Up)

Area Served: NW and Downtown Portland

Food pantry located at First United Methodist Church.

Neighborhood House

Area Served: SW and NE Portland

Neighborhood House Food Pantry is now operating on a delivery-only model. The Pantry is no longer open for food pickup. Click link on website to the right to fill out the delivery order form, or call 503-246-1663 x5004 to place an order. Delivery takes place during normal pantry hours and is free to clients.

Blanchet House of Hospitality

Area Served: Portland

Anyone in need of a free hot meal can visit Blanchet House of Hospitality at 310 NW Glisan. All are welcome. You will be served with dignity and respect. Breakfast: 6:30-7:30. Lunch: 11:30-12:30. Dinner: 5:00-6:00.

Sisters of the Road Cafe

Area Served: Portland

Sisters of the Road is a nonprofit Cafe in Portland’s Old Town/Chinatown neighborhood working to create systemic change that will end poverty and homelessness by providing nourishing meals in a safe, dignified space.

Union Gospel Mission

Area Served: Portland

Providing meals and food boxes to people in need. Click on link to the right for schedule and info.

William Temple House

Area Served: Portland

Offering food boxes at Hoyt Street location. Hours will be limited to 11:00 am a.m. to 1:00 pm, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.

Portland Adventist Community Services

Area Served: Portland

Distributing pre-made boxes and as much fresh/frozen food as possible.

Salvation Army Female Emergency Shelter

Area Served: SW Portland

Shelter is closed, but food, beverages, and emergency clothing (for men and women) are available.

Outside In

Area Served: Portland

Drop in Day Program, available to 16-24 year olds, provides: Healthy Meals, Showers and Laundry Facilities, Mail and Internet Access, Connections with Supportive Staff, Case Management, Housing Resources.

New Avenues for Youth Drop-In Center

Area Served: Portland

A safe space where youth experiencing homelessness can receive three meals a day, six days a week, as well as access to showers, laundry, clothing, drug and alcohol recovery and mental-health supports, computers and internet, free legal counsel, monthly veterinary clinics for those with pets, and engagement activities focused on skill-building, music and art, health and wellness, recreation, and self-empowerment. Ages 16-24 are eligible for these services.

Meals on Wheels People

Area Served: Multnomah, Washington, Clark County (note: not serving Clackamas County)

Provides meals to vulnerable seniors.


Area Served: Portland Metro Area

p:ear will be providing “out the door” sack lunches, essential resources, and services Monday through Friday from 9:00am – 1:00pm.

St. Barnabas Church

Area Served: Portland Metro Area

Free food bags every Saturday at 5 pm. Bags include a selection of fresh food, toiletries, and dry goods. Vegetarian & no-cook options also available.

Esther's Pantry

Area Served: Milwaukie Area

Esther’s Pantry has accommodations and extended service to meet the challenges that COVID-19 has produced. During this crisis, Esther’s Pantry is no longer only serving HIV clients. They have opened their doors to the community and will provide food and care boxes to all community members in need of additional resources.

Estacada Area Food Bank

Area Served: Estacada, Eagle Creek, Barton, Carver, Colton, Damascus

Provides food to residents of Estacada, Eagle Creek, Barton, Carver, Colton, Damascus. Online ordering available through our website.

Sandy Community Action Center

Area Served: Oregon Trail School District

Food pantry for residents of the Oregon Trail School District.


Area Served: Portland

Working in partnership with Multnomah County Joint Office of Homeless Services and coordinating with community partners to provide outreach and supportive services that prioritize the safety of our houseless neighbors.


Area Served: Oregon

SNAP provides a monthly supplement for purchasing nutritious food.

Senior and Vulnerable Shoppers - Special Hours

Area Served: Oregon/Nationwide

Many stores are opening early or offering special shopping times for seniors and vulnerable shoppers. See list to the right and be sure to check with individuals stores in your area to verify.

PSA Safe Grocery Shopping in COVID-19 Pandemic

Area Served: Online resource (YouTube)

This is the most current video for New CDC data, safe takeout food practices, and an updated practice for safe grocery shopping/handling.


Lionheart Coffee

Area Served: Beaverton

Offering brown bag lunches for anyone in need (particularly students) every day from every location. In front of store. 7am – 2pm. Grab and go. Honor system.

Tasty n Alder

Area Served: Portland

Sliding Scale menu pricing and free kids meals available for those in need. Call (503) 621-9251 to order sliding scale pricing.

Tasty n Daughters

Area Served: Portland

Sliding Scale menu pricing and free kids meals available for those in need. Call (503) 621-1400 to order sliding scale pricing.

Mediterranean Exploration Company

Area Served: Portland

Sliding Scale menu pricing and free kids meals available for those in need. Call (503) 222-0906 to order with sliding scale pricing.

Plaza Del Toro

Area Served: Portland

Offering free food bags to anyone who needs them at 2pm every Friday (until they run out). Bag contents will change each week based on availability, but they will often have things like soups, stews and milk.

Toro Bravo

Area Served: Portland

Sliding Scale menu pricing and free kids meals available for those in need. Call 503-281-4464 to order with sliding scale pricing.

Bless Your Heart Burgers 33rd Ave

Area Served: Portland

Sliding Scale menu pricing and free kids meals available for those in need. Call 503-719-6447 to order with sliding scale pricing.

Shalom Y’all Restaurant East

Area Served: Portland

Sliding Scale menu pricing and free kids meals available for those in need. Call (503) 208-3661 to order with sliding scale pricing.

Grain & Gristle

Area Served: Portland

Free lunch for students on free/reduced lunch. Honor system – ask for “school lunch special” and choose from cheeseburger, burger, grilled cheese (comes with fruit, french fries, carrot sticks and ranch dressing).

Kachka Lavka

Area Served: Portland

While Portland area schools are closed, all children under the age of 12 can choose one item off their new kids menu for free, no strings attached.

Sugar Street Bakery & Bistro

Area Served: Portland

Amid COVID-19, they are handing out free, made-to-order meals. They have three hot options and two cold options while supplies and donations last. They have enough for about 1,500 meals and can take orders over the phone or in person to carry out.

Spielman Bagels

Area Served: Portland

Free lunches for students in need from 12- 2pm every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at the Lovejoy, Broadway and Multnomah locations. Pizza bagels (pepperoni or cheese) with apples and milk or juice. Adults can order pizza bagels for $5 each. You can also call in orders ahead of time and leave a note to add a kids lunch on any delivery orders.