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We’ve found free food boxes in Springfield Oregon! We’ve found free food in Eugene, too. I was recently contacted by a Springfield-area resident who can’t afford to pay for food and bills. If you can’t afford to buy groceries, there are agencies that can help. Here’s what I found!
Food stamps is the best source for free food in Eugene and Springfield.
If you are struggling financially, you may qualify for food stamps! Here’s an online eligibility screening that can help you identify which of the state’s 33 helpful programs you may qualify for. If you get a food stamps card, it can even help you get free and cheap admission to concerts, museums and more!
Food banks provide free food boxes in Springfield Oregon (and Eugene, too)!
Food banks, also called food pantries, provide free groceries for qualifying individuals and families. Some of these provide a food box while others allow you to shop like a grocery store. It varies depending on location.
Catholic Community Services
CCS provides free food boxes in Springfield Oregon. They also have a Eugene location! In fact, any resident of Lane County can receive help once per month. To qualify for food, your household income must be at or below 185% of the Federal Poverty Level. Service may be available in Spanish.
You can reach Catholic Community Services at (541) 345-3628. They have two locations:
1025 G Street Springfield OR 97477
Open on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, from 8am til 12:00pm
1464 W 6th Ave Eugene OR 97402
Open on Monday, Wednesday, Friday, from 8am til 12:00pm
Crossfire Feeding Ministries
This agency distributes free food boxes in Springfield Oregon on Thursdays between 2pm and 7pm! They are located at 942 28th St Springfield.
This program distributes food between 1pm and 4pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Visit them at 89780 N Game Farm Rd Eugene OR 97408!
Individuals and families in need can receive food once per month from this food bank. Food is distributed by appointment only. You may also be able to have a 5 gallon propane tank filled once every three months. Visit them at 440 Maxwell Rd in Eugene Oregon.
Salvation Army provides food, clothing, furniture, vouchers for kitchen supplies and rental assistance to Springfield residents in need. Although the different programs have different criteria, all you need to bring for food service is proof of address in Springfield or the surrounding area.
The Salvation Army is located at 1275 Mill St in Springfield Oregon. They are open on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays between 9am and 2pm. They are also open on Wednesdays between 9am and 11am.
St. John’s Shepherd’s Table Food Pantry
You can get food boxes in Springfield at the Shepherd’s Table, twice per month! Contact the food bank at (541) 746-3422 or visit on the 1st and 3rd Saturday of each month. They are located at 2537 Game Farm Rd in Springfield.
Theron Atkinson Food Room
You can visit this food pantry 12-16 times per year. The Atkinson Food Room is open 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. Clients will be asked to provide proof of residency in the service area, which is described in rather complicated terms on their website. I’d recommend calling (541) 343-2822 ahead of time to verify if you are eligible for service. The pantry is located at 256 Hwy 99 N in Eugene Oregon.
Pray Big! Food Pantry
Receive 3-5 days worth of healthy, delicious food on the last Saturday of each month between 10am and 11:30am. Visitors are asked to bring their own bags. Proof of address within the service area is required. The boundaries are somewhat confusing, so I encourage you to contact the church for more specific information. The pantry is located at 4110 River Rd in Eugene Oregon.
Springfield School District #19
If you have (or are) a child who is 22 years or younger, then you can receive food service from the school district’s family resource centers. Call (541) 744-6769 for more information.
Centro Latino Americano
This agency provides emergency free food boxes in Springfield, and also for Eugene residents who are members of the Hispanic/Latino community.
The agency is located at 944 w 5th Ave in Eugene Oregon. They distribute food boxes between 8:30am and 5pm on weekdays. On Fridays, they close early at 12:30pm.
These locations serve hot free meals in Eugene Oregon.
The Dining Room
Adults and accompanied children can receive a free meal from The Dining Room. Vegetarian and meat-based entrees are available with a side of potatoes or rice. Vegetables, salad, dessert and beverages are also available.
The Dining Room feeds 300 guests per day. Families with small children and disabled persons are seated first. You can visit them at 270 W. Eighth or call (541)343-2822 for free meals in Eugene Oregon. Open Monday-Thursday, noon to 2:45 pm.
Ebbert Memorial United Methodist Church
The Church provides community meals four times a week: Breakfast on Mondays from 8-11am, sack lunches on Tuesday and Thursdays, from 8-11:15am, and dinner on Wednesday evenings from 5-7pm. Anyone in the community, including the hungry and the homeless, are welcome to come. Please contact the Church for an exact time. Visit 532 C St in Springfield.
Crossfire Feeding Ministries
Enjoy a free Sunday breakfast at 8:30am and dinner on Thursdays at 6:15, at 942 28th Street in Springfield Oregon!
St. John the Wonderworker Church
Enjoy a free breakfast on the first Saturday of each month. The meal is served from 9 am til 11 am. For these free meals in Eugene Oregon, you’ll need to visit 304 Blair Blvd in Eugene.