Strengthening Rural Families We serve Benton and Linn Counties, with programs in many rural communities including Alsea, Monroe, Philomath, Santiam Canyon, and surrounding areas. We do coalition work in Lincoln County. Call 541-929-2535 for further assistance.
Jackson Street Youth Services assists youth in our communities. For immediate assistance call or text 541-207-2958.
CARDV Staffed 24 hours a day, CARDV’s hotline is available to provide support, information, safety planning, and other resources to survivors of domestic and sexual violence, as well as their supporters. 24 Hotline is 541-754-0110. An advocate will be available on site at the Kepi Nak-Nak Resource Center on Thursdays during normal pantry hours to answer questions.
Looking for extra help with food?
If you are a senior at least 60 years old and have an income of 130% of the poverty guidelines or under, you can apply for the USDA Commodity Supplemental Food Program administered in Linn and Benton Counties through Linn Benton Food Share. Receive a monthly box filled with canned veggies, fruit, protein, cereals, milk, pasta or rice, juice, and cheese.
For more information or to sign up, contact Susan James, Linn Benton Food Share at 541-758-2609 or cell 541-730-6390 or email: sjames @communityservices.us
CSFP 2O23 Income Guidelines – 130%
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USDA is an Equal Opportunity Provider, Employer and Lender
Meals on Wheels is OCWCOG’s largest program – serving more than 1,992 seniors and people with disabilities last year in our tri-County Region of Linn, Benton, and Lincoln Counties. In total, more than 257,119 meals were served.
Our home delivery program is designed for homebound seniors and people with disabilities under 60 who receive Medicaid services, and are unable to get to a dining room in their community. Our home-delivered meals are delivered by volunteer Meals on Wheels drivers.
Call the Senior and Disability Services in your County. Each caller will be interviewed as soon as possible to determine eligibility.
Benton and Linn Counties
Below is some local information:
Fentanyl has been connected to recent overdoses and deaths in the area. Benton County Harm Reduction Program has teamed up with local partners to provide education, help and testing equipment to help reduce these tragedies. South Benton Food Pantry is partnering to provide naloxone and fentynal test strips for use, no questions asked.