Senator Merkley keeps a “Comprehensive Coronavirus Page” updated that has a variety of resources.  A direct link to that Page, as well as a links to a wide variety of resources his team has compiled can be found in the link below


Local financial assistance programs for utilities


If your household income has been impacted by the coronavirus pandemic, the following assistance programs may be able to help.

HELPING HANDS – Eligible customers can receive up to $300 credited to their EPUD account. To apply, contact the agency nearest you:

Springfield Catholic Community Services – 541-747-8349

Eugene Catholic Community Services – 541-345-3642

ERAP – Eligible customers can receive $300 spread out at $75 per month for four months. This program is available to households of senior or disabled persons, or child(ren) aged 18 and under. To apply for this program, contact:

Lane County Human Services Commission – 541-682-3378

Mid Lane Cares Emergency Assistance for housing emergencies and utility shut offs, call 541-935-0948 with your name and number to schedule an appointment.

Help with Basic Needs and Food

*Bethel Food Pantry:  4445 Royal Ave.  541-688-9085

Open 2nd and 4th Sat each month 9:30-12p.m.

*PRAY BIG! Pantry:  4110 River Rd (St. Mathew’s Church)  541-689-4010

Open 5:30-7 p.m. second Tues of the month and 10-11:30 a.m. the last Sat.


Love Project Food Pantry

Open Mon-Wed-Fri 10:00-11:30 a.m. and again from 12:30-2:00 p.m. We are also open on Wednesday evenings from 6:00-7:30 pm. The direct line is 541-935-4555 ext. 104. Corinne Newstrom, manager. Located in the Fern Ridge Service Center.

Catholic Community Services Food Pantry

1464 W 6th ave. Eugene Oregon

Food Pantry: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9am- 12 pm for food box distribution

NAACP/Food For Lane County 

330 High Street Eugene Oregon

4:30-6:30 pm on Tuesdays

Drive through pick up for pre-bagged groceries.  No documentation required and is available to any household at 300% of national poverty guidelines.