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Calculates your SNAP benefit

SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program)is operated by the US Department of Agriculture,and helps provide healthy foods for families in need.  To check on your eligibility for SNAP, use the SNAP eligibility calculator.

Veggie RX is a program that can provide vouchers for fresh produce.  Sites accepting vouchers include all Gorge Farmers markets, and farm stands including Mt. View Orchards, Kiyokawa Orchards, and other seasonal sites.

The Oregon Food Bank can use your address to show known food assistance sources near you.

The DHS office in Hood River can offer help with food benefits (SNAP), cash for families (TANF), child care assistance, and refugee services.

Other Local Oregon Food Banks

  • Seventh-Day Adventist Church (Hood River) 1090 22nd St - Tuesdays 9:30-11:30 AM (541) 386-4232

  • Seventh-Day Adventist Church (The Dalles) 3339 E 13th Tuesday 11 AM-3 PM (541) 298-837

  • Salvation Army (The Dalles) 623 E. 3rd St. M/W/F 1:00 PM -3:00 PM (541) 296-6417

  • The Dalles Community Meals  (The Dalles) 315 W. 3rd St. - F/Sa/Su 4:30 -5:30PM (541) 296-9566

  • Windy River Gleaners (The Dalles) 3400 Crates Way - Call for times (541) 296-2400

WIC is the supplemental nutrition program for Women, Infants, and Children.

Washington Food Resources

  • Bingen:  WGAP Food Bank,1250 E Steuben St. T/Th 8:30 - 3:30 (Closed 12 - 1 for lunch) (509) 493-2662

  • White Salmon: Seventh Day Adv. Community Center Food Bank, 481 NE Tohomish Tue 9:30 AM-2:30 PM

  • Stevenson: Stevenson Food Bank,150 NW Vancouver W/F 9 AM-3 PM (Closed 12 - 1 for lunch) (509) 427-4334

  • Goldendale: Goldendale Food Bank,104 Simcoe Drive   M/T 10 PM - 1 PM  Thursday 4 PM - 7 PM

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Housing, Utilities, Community ID

Hood River Shelter Services provides a warm and safe place for those without homes to sleep uninterrupted during winter nights in the Gorge, along with a warm and healthy dinner, breakfast, access to clean clothes, medical care, and other services.  November to March; 

Information about housing available in the Gorge. 

Also known as Oregon Lifeline: This program provides a monthly discount on home phone or broadband service, or free wireless minutes with select cellular providers to qualifying low-income Oregonian’s. This benefit continues for as long as you qualify. A person can qualify either by program-based qualifications or income-based qualifications.

The Oregon Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) is a federally funded program through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. LIHEAP is an assistance program designed to help low income households with home heating and cooling costs.

The Hood River County Community ID is a form of local governmen-issued identification that is available and accessible to all who live in Hood River County.


Health Care

The Oregon Health Plan (OHP) provides health care coverage for Oregonians from all walks of life. This includes working families, children, pregnant women, single adults and seniors. Apply for OHP today.

Substance abuse and treatment options in Oregon.

Founded in 1986, One Community Health (formerly La Clínica del Cariño Family Health Care Center,  Inc.) is a non-profit, federally qualified, community and migrant health center. Their doors are open to all people in Hood River and Wasco counties in Oregon, and Klickitat and Skamania counties in Washington. They provide integrated medical, dental and behavioral health services to nearly 12,000 patients.

Call the hotline 24/7 for help that is free, confidential, and anonymous. Call 800-273-8255 24/7/365.  Text 273TALK to 839863 (8am-11pm PST daily)

Children and Families

Resources for children in abusive situations

More than two dozen programs for families and children

Chrysalis House, a domestic violence shelter in Hood River, offers shelter, safety, and supportive services to survivors and their children. To ask about available space and eligibility, call the 24 hour hotline at 541-386-6603.

Preschool programs

Information about child care assistance

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Services and activities to enhance the lives of seniors in Hood River.

A listing of Oregon resources for seniors.

Tax, Financial, & Legal Services

Free Tax Preparation

Oregon offers assistance for free tax preparation and filing

Child Support

State information about child support

These are benefits for people with low to moderate incomes.

Clothing & Other Services 

The thrift store has a variety of items, including clothing.

The church at 975 Indian Creek Road has a thrift shop with clothng and some cookware.   It's open Wednesdays from9 9am to 3pm, and Saturdays from 9am to 1pm.

The Hood River County Library has books and computer resources and has used books for sale.

Food & Toy Baskets - Holiday

The Hood River County Christmas Project provides Toy and Food Assistance to families in need in Hood River County during the Holiday Season. Visit their website to learn how to register for a gift or food basket in 2020.

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