Programs for Seniors

FOOD for Lane County’s senior nutrition programs (Senior Grocery and Meals on Wheels) are designed to meet the nutritional needs of adults 60 and older.

Senior Grocery  

The Senior Grocery Program (also known as the Commodity Supplemental Food Program or CSFP) is a federal program that provides low-income seniors with a once monthly food box (or bags) filled with nutritious staple foods necessary for a balanced diet.

Currently all 470 caseloads we are allotted are full, so there is a waitlist at the moment, but if you are interested in the program we encourage you to apply and get on the waitlist since we are required to add people on a first come, first served basis.


Am I eligible?

  • To qualify for Senior Grocery you must be 60 years of age or older and at or below 130% of the federal poverty level. Please see the chart below.
  • If you are over the income limit, you can still qualify by being enrolled in SNAP or Medicaid; verification of enrollment in one of those programs is required to be eligible.
  • You will be asked to fill out an application and provide supporting documentation  English Application  |  Spanish Application
People in Home Annual Income Monthly Income
1 person $19,578 $1,632
2 people $26,572 $2,215
3 people $33,566 $2,798
4 people $40,560 $3,380
Each Additional Add $6,994 $583

**Each member of a household can be qualified separately.

Volunteer: FFLC chooses to supplement those boxes with fresh produce and loaf of bread. Volunteers will learn how to “shop” and package fresh items from the coolers to supplement the main food box before it is delivered to the client. Click here to learn more.

The food for Senior Grocery comes to us through a federal program known as the Commodity Supplemental Food Program as well as grants from the Grainger Foundation and the Chambers Family Foundation.

Contact our Senior Grocery Program Coordinator at (541) 343-2822 ext. 115 or email here.


Meals on Wheels

an older woman with glasses looks into the cameraTo begin the registration process to receive Meals on Wheels in Eugene, please fill out this interest form. Once received, a member of the Meals on Wheels team will reach out to you (typically within 5-10 business days). At that time they will confirm eligibility and schedule a home visit.



Meals on Wheels is more than just a meal! Friendly volunteers deliver a nourishing, freshly prepared noontime meal that is nutritionally balanced to provide one-third of a senior’s recommended daily nutrients. Volunteers have time for a brief chat and a safety check. Seniors who live alone feel more secure knowing that someone is checking on them regularly.

Find a sample menu here.

Where is Meals on Wheels available?  Meals on Wheels is available across Lane County and is provided by one of two organizations, depending on geographic location. FOOD For Lane County delivers Meals on Wheels in Eugene.
Senior & Disability Services (Senior Meals Program) delivers Meals on Wheels in Springfield, Veneta, Florence, Junction City, Creswell, Cottage Grove and Oakridge.

Am I eligible?

  • People age 60 and older who are homebound and need help with meal preparation are eligible for the Meals on Wheels program.
  • Typically, eligibility is determined through a phone interview, followed by an in-home assessment.
  • Meals are available as funding and our capacity to deliver meals allows. Some delivery routes may have waitlists.
  • Subsidized meals are available for many individuals as funding permits.

Persons under age 60 may be eligible under the following circumstances:

  • Disabled dependent child living in a non-institutional household with a person over age 60
  • Their Case Manager has authorized meals as part of their Medicaid Long Term Care Plan or State Plan Personal Care

Cost:  Subsidized meals are available to eligible people on a donation basis. Participants may choose to contribute for their meals on a voluntary basis but every eligible person is served regardless of the amount they give.

FOOD for Lane County administers the Meals on Wheels program in the Eugene area, in partnership with Senior & Disability Services.

Request Meals on Wheels in the Eugene area: (541) 607-5065
Outside Eugene: (541) 682-3353, 800-441-4038, or TTY (541) 682-4567

Volunteer: To volunteer for Meals on Wheels in the kitchen, please email here.
If you would like to be participate in food delivery/driving, please email here and download the Meals on Wheels background check form: Background Check Application – Current LCOG and FFLC

To donate to Meals on Wheels Eugene, please click here. Thank you for your generosity!


Kibble on Wheels

a large dog sniffs a bag of dog food. an older and a younger woman sit on a couch near the dog.Pets are important to the well-being of seniors in our community. We are happy to be able to help alleviate some financial and physical burden of keeping pets healthy and well nourished. We provide our Eugene Meals on Wheels clients with free, supplemental pet food. The program prioritizes clients who live at or below 130% of the federal poverty level.

If you would like to support this program, you can make a donation of funds and specify the donation to “Kibble on Wheels,” or you can purchase pet food to donate to the program and bring it to FOOD for Lane County. We ask for specific types of food so we can keep the pets’ diets consistent. Frequently switching pet food brands can be detrimental to pet health.

If you would like to donate pet food, these are the brands and type of food we are looking for:

  • Purina Dog Chow complete adult
  • Purina Seafood Sensations (Dry Food)
  • Purina Friskies Wet Canned Cat Food


Other resources for seniors

Funds for Eugene Meals on Wheels are contributed by:

  • U.S. Department of Health & Human Services –
    •    Older Americans Act
    •    Nutrition Services Incentive Program
  • Medicaid reimbursements for meals to eligible Medicaid recipients
  • Oregon Department of Human Services
    •    Oregon Project Independence Reimbursements for Meals to Eligible Recipients
  • Participant donations for their meals
  • Lane County Human Services Commission
    •    City of Eugene, City of Springfield and Lane County
  • Grants
  • Emergency COVID funding
  • Charitable gifts from our generous neighbors