Help with Food
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is a needs-based program. It offers help with food costs by putting a set amount of money on to a debit card (Oregon Trail Card) each month.
Your income and resources are looked at when applying for SNAP. You can be working or have other forms of income and still apply for benefits. If you have internet access, you may apply online. Click on the SNAP logo to the left for information from the state of Oregon.
Dining at Senior Mealsites
People age 60 or older are invited to enjoy freshly made lunches at any of our 15 mealsites. When open for congregate meals, our dining centers offer a healthy, nutritious, and well-balanced meal, friendship, activities, and a connection to services and other resources. However, due to the Coronavirus pandemic, we have changed from dining at the mealsite to a drive up, meal-to-go program.
- Mealsites are serving meals “drive thru” style. You can get a meal
“to go” as you drive up, instead of eating with others in a dining room.
- We are using a hands-free system for giving you a meal:
- Drive up, pop your trunk open,
- We will place the meal in your trunk.
- We will close your trunk--you don't have to get out of the car.
Home-delivered meals will continue to be delivered, however, there will be less contact between the driver and the recipient.
If you are 60 or older and need assistance with mobility or walking, preparing or cooking food, or with driving or transportation, we may be able to bring meals to your home. An in-home visit will determine eligibility for the delivery of Meals-on-Wheels.
A friendly volunteer driver will deliver a hot, fresh meal on days of delivery as well as a supply of frozen meals for weekends. Meals must be delivered to a person and cannot be left in a cooler. Those receiving frozen meals must be able to safely store and reheat them.
Meals-on-Wheels Drivers deliver “More than a Meal,” providing a nutritious meal, a friendly visit, and a safety check to seniors who are living independently in their own homes.
Donation for Meals
All meals that are served at our senior dining centers and to our homebound seniors are available on a donation basis, the suggested donation is $3 per meal. No one will be turned away if they are unable to contribute. Due to the Coronavirus pandemic we are serving 4,000 more meals than usual. Please make a donation today!
The Senior Meals and Meals-on-Wheels Program provides volunteer opportunities for people who want to make a difference in the lives of seniors. More than 500 volunteers help deliver meals to 35 communities in our delivery area. For more information on how you can volunteer, contact the mealsite in your local area.
Learn about the nutritional values in the fresh and frozen meals, either prepared at a mealsite or delivered to your home.
To apply for the SNAP by phone or email, to locate a mealsite near you, or to find out if you may be able to get help through Meals-on-Wheels please contact the Aging and Disability Resource Connection (ADRC) using the information listed below.