Roundup of local resources to help families in our service area during COVID-19 pandemic

March 23, 2020--We put together a roundup of resources that can help families in our service area (Clackamas and Marion counties) during the COVID-19 pandemic. Please share with families who need help. If you feel like we missed something, please let us know. We will continue to update this list, as needed. 

MWVCAA Rent Relief program

Here is some information on MWVCAA – Rent Relief program. Eligible households are anyone who has been impacted by a COVID emergency and as a result is in need of rental and/or utility assistance. Participants must be below 80% Area Median income (roughly 56k for a family of four). These are funds provided by Oregon Housing and Community Services; dedicated to helping Oregonians during this crisis. These funds can be used for individuals with no legal status as well.

To access, please have households call 503-399-9080 Ext 4003 for a housing assessment.  Details on eligibility, program requirements, and the process is included within the attached notification. Of course, if you have any questions please contact ARCHES at 503-399-9080 to speak with a customer representative.


Meal assistance 

Food pantries and meal deliveries in our service area:


AWARE Food Bank, Woodburn

Due to the rising concern of COVID-19, as directed by the CDC, AWARE will be limiting the number of families to whom we can serve a food box during distribution hours. They also limit the amount of people allowed in our lobby at any one time. Please call before going and review their new policies at

152 Arthur St., Woodburn

(503) 981-5828

NorthWest Senior and Disability Services

Meal sites are currently serving meals “drive thru” style. You can get a meal “to go” as you drive up, instead of eating with other people in a dining room.  Home-delivered meals will continue to be delivered, however, there will be less contact between the driver and the recipient. Due to an order by the state of Oregon Health Authority (OHA), they are not allowed to visit consumers in nursing facilities, residential care facilities, and assisted-living facilities. 

For more information and other services, including adult protection services, call (503) 981-5138 or toll free: 1 (888) 257-0138 (for the Woodburn office) or (503) 304-3400 or toll free: 1 (800) 469-8772 (for the Salem office).

Silverton Area Meals on Wheels

For more information or to order meals for pickup, call (503) 873-6906.

Jubilee Food Pantry

The pantry is open every first and third Tuesday, from 4 to 7 pm. It’s open to folks in Hubbard and the surrounding communities. Please call before you go to verify current hours. 

2492 Baines Blvd, Hubbard

(503) 819-5941

Silverton Area Community Aid (SACA)

They are still open. Hours are 4 to 7 p.m. on Tuesdays. Food will be distributed from the back door. Please call (503) 873-3446 for more information. They are still offering financial assistance to those who qualify.

421 S. Water St., Silverton


The Canby Center

Options for receiving food amid COVID-19 concerns:

Ongoing help-Sign up to become a Thriving Together Program Member accessing 4 food pantry shopping times per month. One-time help: If you only need one-time help with food, you can stop by the Canby Center for a food box. Free lunch: Lunch is available to anyone for free Monday thru Thursday 11 am to 1 pm.

681 SW 2nd Ave., Canby

(503) 266-2920

St. Vincent de Paul Food Bank (Canby)

Call Gretchen McCallum for more info. 503-701-9135

Food bank is normally open from 4 to 8 p.m. on Wednesdays. Please call before you go to verify current hours.

Molalla Service Center

Please call (503) 829-5561 for more information about food pantry services and hours of operation.


Schools are closed, but still offering meals to students in our service area


Silver Falls School District

For the week of spring break (March 23-27), free lunches in a drive-thru model for all children ages 18 and under are available at Silverton High School (1456 Pine Street, Silverton)  This is available from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm. After Spring Break - the meals will continue to be available from 11:30-12:30pm at the following locations: Silverton High School, Scotts Mills Elementary, Butte Creek Elementary, Victor Point Elementary and Mark Twain Elementary School.

Mt. Angel School District

Free lunches are available to all children and teens (18 and under). Students and/or parents can stop by St. Mary’s Public Elementary School at 590 E. College Street in Mt. Angel, from 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. where you can pick up a sack lunch on Monday & Tuesday March 30 & 31. Food baskets and supplies are also available at this location. Sack lunches do include breakfast items.

Woodburn School District

The district’s nutrition services will continue to provide free breakfast and lunch to students who need these meals throughout the entirety of the extended closure. This includes our spring break. Grab-and-Go meals will be available for pick up Monday-Friday from 9 am to noon at French Prairie Middle School, Washington Elementary School, and at Nuevo Amanecer. Meals will be made available for all children (18 and younger), regardless of the attendance area. Students must be present to be given a meal.

Canby School District

They will resume grab-and-go food service on March 30 and will continue to provide meals during the duration of the state-mandated school closure.Children and teens (18 and younger) can pick up free grab-and-go breakfast and lunches at the following locations: Baker Prairie Middle School, Carus Elementary School, Eccles Elementary School, Ninety-One School, Trost Elementary School. 

North Marion School District

Free meals are available for children and teens (18 and younger). Due to state rules, no adult meals are available, and no seconds. Children must be present at the pick up site to receive meals. FIRST Student small buses will run two routes Monday through Friday during the school closure to deliver a combined sack breakfast and lunch. Route A will begin at Century Meadows from 10 to 10:15 am, then Aurora park from 10:30 to 10:45 am, then Sherwood from 11 to 11:15 am, and Olds from 11:30 to 11:45 am. Route B will begin at Chateau from 10 to 10:15 am, then Donald Skate Park from 10:30 to 10:45 am, then Rivenes Park from 11 to 11:15 am.

Additional resource list provided by the North Marion School District: 

Gervais School District

Their food service delivery program will run through March 31st.  Listen for a honk and keep an eye out for buses and food service vehicles between 10:30 am and 12:30 pm.  They plan to go to every home in the district with today’s lunch and tomorrow’s breakfast, unless you have opted out.  To opt out of food delivery, please call (503) 792-3803 x5050. This free food is for all children in our district up to age 18, regardless of whether they attend our schools. Food will be delivered only if someone is home to receive it.

Molalla River School District

For children and teens (18 and younger), regardless of where in the school district a family might live, “Grab-and-Go” meals are available. During what would have been spring break, Grab-and-Go lunch will be available for pick up at Molalla Elementary School from 10:15 am to 11:15 am each day. Beginning Monday, March 30, Mulino Elementary School will be added as a meal distribution site. Grab-and-Go breakfast and lunch will be available at both Molalla and Mulino Elementary from 9:15 am to 11:15 am Monday-Friday.

Many cities and neighborhoods have started community pages on Facebook to help connect people with food and supplies during the quarantine. Check to see if your city and/or neighborhood has one. 

Mental health 


Clackamas County mental health crisis hotline: 503-655-8585

Psychiatric Crisis Center at Salem Hospital: (503) 585-4949


Emergency dental service

View details here: 

Statewide resources 


Oregon Housing and Community Services related to COVID-19

Oregon Health Authority COVID-19 updates

COVID-19 Related Business Layoffs, Closures, and Unemployment Insurance Benefits

Disaster loans for businesses and nonprofits in Oregon

The U.S. Small Business Administration has approved Oregon for low-interest disaster loans to businesses of all sizes, private non-profits, homeowners and renters. More info here:

If you are quarantined with a domestic abuser: 1-800-799-7233

Don’t see the information you need here, call 211.

Federal resources 


Coronavirus and Forbearance info for students, borrowers and parents

CDC tips and resources:

How to talk with your children about COVID-19