How UCAN Food Bank or WIC (Women, Infants, and Children) Can Help
Our Douglas County Food Bank does not provide food directly to residents. Instead, our Food Bank provides food to a host of other agencies who in turn make that food available to people who qualify for it.
If you are pregnant or are a mother of young children, you may qualify for WIC benefits that will help you pay for certain foods.
Finding Help Elsewhere
There are many ways to obtain additional, free food in our communities. You might qualify for a free food box containing several days worth of food. You might be able to eat free food at a local site. You might even be able to have free food delivered to your home. In addition, you may qualify for food stamps which cover the cost of many foods you purchase at your local store.
To talk to someone about these different options, you can call 211Info by dialing 211 toll-free anywhere in Oregon. If you have access to a computer (public libraries have computers available for the public, and you can also use a computer at our office located at 280 Kenneth Ford Drive in Douglas County), you can look into the following:
- The Oregon Food Bank provides a directory you can access to see where you might obtain a free food box or where there are sites offering free meals. Go to the site and enter your zip code in the Search box. You will find a list of resources located closest to you.
- Oregon's Department of Human Services website provides information on where and how you can apply for food stamps. Once you go to the web-site, select your county, and obtain the phone number of the nearest Department of Human Services Self-Sufficiency Office.
- If you are a senior and want to find out if your community has a program that brings free meals to your home, go to ADRC, enter your zip code in the search box, and look to see if your community provides delivered meals.