Emergency Food Boxes

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FOOD for Lane County provides food to over 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

FOOD for Lane County provides local charities with both emergency and non-emergency food. Emergency food is available to individuals and households who meet income guidelines set by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). Non-emergency food is available to a wider range of individuals in recognition that people of all income brackets can struggle with food insecurity. FOOD for Lane County’s hunger relief efforts are focused on providing food assistance and increasing self-sufficiency for our neighbors living on limited resources.

The FOOD for Lane County facilities on Bailey Hill Road and West Broadway are warehouses and do not provide food assistance. However, we are glad to provide food resource referrals. Please contact us at 541-343-2822 or here learn about a food pantry or meal site that will meet your needs. You may also contact Lane 211 for more resource information.


A food box is a three- to five-day supply of nutritionally balanced groceries.  As of July 1, 2019, we will begin a pilot year of removing service boundaries for easier access to food pantries.

  • See if you meet the USDA’s eligibility requirements.
  • If 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 food box even if you are receiving other benefits, such as food stamps or WIC.
  • Each household can get up to 18 food boxes a year.

Find your local pantry

Emergency food pantries are open different days and times. To find a pantry close to you, call 541-343-2822, view our Pantry Directory 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.