Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
The Oregon Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) provides food benefits, access to a healthy diet, and education on food preparation and nutrition to low-income Oregon households. SNAP recipients receive a card that is used like an ATM card to buy eligible food in authorized retail food stores. The program is designed to help improve the health and well-being of low-income households and individuals by providing them a means to meet their nutritional needs. If you are finding it difficult to afford to feed yourself or your family, SNAP may be able to help.
How to Apply
- To begin the application process, visit the website and click on “Apply online”. You can also call 503-945-5600503-945-5600 or 503-945-5896503-945-5896 (TTY), or contact your local Self-Sufficiency office.
Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
The Oregon Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program provides cash assistance to eligible low-income Oregon families with children. The program is designed to reduce the number of families living in poverty, through employment services and community resources. This immediate short-term help may be used for housing, food, utilities, clothing, or medical care.