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Families enduring economic hardship have numerous local options for relief

PMG FILE PHOTO: BRITTANY ALLEN - Sandy Community Action Center is offering drive-thru style food box pickups. Call to get on the list. The COVID-19 crisis has caused not only health but economic concerns for many families. In Sandy, a number of nonprofit organizations, churches and community groups are offering food assistance to those in need. Below is a list, which will be updated as necessary for resources available to families in the Sandy, Boring and Mount Hood communities.

For children in the Oregon Trail School District:

Staff from the Oregon Trail School District are providing sack lunches and breakfasts every weekday while schools are closed, at least through April 28.

An Oregon Trail student may pick up a grab-and-go lunch and breakfast from a handful of locations throughout the mandated closure days for the schools.

The pickup time slot at Naas, Sandy High and Welches schools is from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and lunches can be picked up at the bus loop at Sandy High School, the Welches School entrance and the Naas Elementary School entrance.

Staff will also deliver sack lunches by bus to the following bus pick-up/drop-off locations:

  • Pioneer Mobile Park at 11:45 a.m.
  • Barlow Trail Mobile Home Park at 11:45 a.m.
  • Hood Course Acres, Welches, at noon
  • Vista Loop Apartments at 12:15 p.m.
  • Big Valley Woods at 12:15 p.m.
  • For families in the Sandy, Boring, Mount Hood area:

    Sandy Community Action Center

    38982 Pioneer Blvd., Sandy

    Call 503-668-4746 or visit their website.

    The Action Center is providing food boxes in a drive-thru fashion for citizens in need on Thursdays only. To reserve a box, you must call 503-668-4746 to be put on the list. Leave a detailed message, including a working phone number if your call is not answered.

    In the interest of public health, donations of food or other items are not being accepted at this time.

    Neighborhood Missions — Hoodland Senior Center

    Neighborhood Missions, a nonprofit group run through the Hoodland Lutheran Church, hosts a free food market from 9-10 a.m. the last Monday of every month in the parking lot behind the Hoodland Senior Center, 65000 Highway 26, Welches. The next event is still scheduled to take place Monday, April 27.

    The program is a partnership between Neighborhood Missions and the Oregon Food Bank. Those interested in more information, or how to help, can call Neighborhood Missions at 503-622-9213.

    Sandy's Helping Hands

    Volunteers with SHH are taking calls every day to help those in need in any way possible. Call 503-710-1082, visit their website or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit to inquire about possible assistance.

    St. Michael's Catholic Church

    18090 SE Langensand Road Sandy, OR 97055

    mjaparishescluster.org

    (503) 668-4446

    Women, Infants, and Children Program

    38872 Proctor Blvd., Sandy

    www.clackamas.us/publichealth/wic.html

    (503) 655-8476

    Sandy Assembly of God Church

    39800 Highway 26 Sandy, OR 97055

    sandyassemblyofgod.org

    (503) 668-5589

    Seventh Day Adventist Church — Boring

    The Seventh Day Adventist Church is coordinating a mobile pantry. Call 503-960-7313 to pre-register and get date, time and place.

    Abundant Life Church — Care Network

    Abundant Life Church in Sandy is coordinating as a congregation to meet the needs of those asking for assistance. Visit bit.ly/alccarenetwork to make a request.

    Visit alcpnw.com to learn more about the church or how to lend a hand.

    SNAP online

    Those eligible for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits can now use them to buy groceries online from Walmart and Amazon.

    If your work hours are reduced or you lose your job, you may become eligible for SNAP if you meet eligibility requirements. You can apply for SNAP benefits online at ohp.oregon.gov. .

    If you don't have internet access, DHS workers are still available to serve people. Clackamas County's offices are located at 6440 S.E. 82nd Drive, Clackamas, and 315 S. Beavercreek Road, Oregon City. There is also an office in East Multnomah County at 11826 N.E. Glisan St., Portland.

    If you know of a resource that is available in the Sandy area that is not listed, feel free to email reporter Brittany Allen at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we'll work to update our list.


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