Emergency Food Boxes


FOOD for Lane County provides food to 30 emergency food pantries. Most of the over 8 million pounds of food we distribute annually is distributed in food boxes by emergency food pantries. These pantries provide a variety of fresh and shelf-stable groceries to low-income families and individuals.

Getting a food box

A food box is a three- to five-day supply of nutritionally balanced groceries. As of July 1, 2017, individuals and households can get up to 18 food boxes a year.

  • See if you meet the USDA’s eligibility requirements.
  • If you have a permanent residence, you will be asked for proof of address, such as a utility bill with your name on it.
  • If you do not have proof of address or you are without a permanent residence, you can still get food.
  • You do not need to supply identification, a Social Security number or proof of income to get food.
  • You can still get a monthly food box even if you are receiving other benefits, such as food stamps or WIC.

Find your local pantry

Emergency food pantries are open different days and times. You will be assigned to the pantry in your area on the map. To find your pantry, call 541-343-2822 or use the map below:

One: Click on squarethis symbol to view the larger map.

Two: Select Eugene, Springfield or Rural Areas on the left for a list of pantries and to display those colored pantry regions on the map.

search icon Three: Click on this symbol and enter your address on the line. This will add a pin on the map.

Four: Click on the colored region on the map for detailed information about that pantry.

plus minus button Five: Use the plus and minus buttons on the bottom left of the map to zoom in and out if needed.

Boundaries are in place to ensure equitable distribution of food to those in need.