Emergency Food Boxes


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

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 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.