Dave's Resource Page
for Local Lodge 1005 members

Thanks Dave Clingen and Carol Hassebroek
 for all of the information. Below is a list of places that may be able to help those in need.

Dave says;

Many people need help paying bills and debt in today’s challenging economy. Families need help so that they do not have to decide between
paying their mortgage, credit card debt, food, rent, utility, or medical bills.

Find information on assistance programs, charity organizations, and other resources that will provide you with help paying your bills, mortgage and debt,
show you how to save money, as well as provide some tips and ways to pay bills when money is tight. Many American families are struggling under an
increasing number of expenses, debts, and financial obligations. When you and your family are experiencing this stress, you need to reevaluate the situation,
set priorities, and look for assistance.

Help with bills, mortgage, debts
There is a list of items on this page to go browse around and see if it can help.

Click here http://www.needhelppayingbills.com/index.html


Carol says;

Attached is a partial list of services available on the East side (I included a couple on the West side as well). Like the William Temple house,
because they offer the unique service of helping with psychiatric meds.
If one was to be diligent, they could receive Free Food boxes from half a dozen places . The criteria for Free food varies,
sometimes it is by zip code, or County, or the documentable need. Many offer personal hygiene and misc items as well.
I noticed there were many places between Banks, Forest Grove, Vernonia, Gaston etc... So maybe someone in those areas can help with
rounding their info up. Most Churches will help with food, services etc... as well. For those people living in the immediate community.
Hope this helps out


Both Oregon and Washington offer coverage to reduce prescription costs by as much as 50%.


The Oregon Prescription Drug Program
Creating Options for all Oregon residents-Individuals and Groups
FREE Enrollment!
ALL Oregonians can now join!
Average savings of 50% on prescriptions! Highest discount is on generics!
There is no paperwork required and no age or income limit!
Only takes a minute to enroll.
The link for Oregon is:  click here

The Washington Prescription Drug Program
has developed several tools, released discount card programs,
and pooled resources with other organizations with the same goal in mind: providing information
and programs that serve the residents of Washington and their current needs for prescription drug purchasing assistance.
The Link for Washington, is: www.rx.wa.gov.


Here is a list of places that may be able to help on the East Side

The Sandy Community Action Center
is a hunger-relief agency serving low-income people who live within the Oregon Trail School District.   Boring, Eagle Creek, Sandy, Welches, etc…

 Hours of Operation:

Monday – Friday 9:00 – 4:30,

 Closed Saturday and Sunday

Food Boxes are available:

Mon – Fri: 9:00- 3:30


38982 Pioneer Blvd

 P.O. Box 11

 Sandy, OR 97055

503 668-4746

  Sandy Community action center  Programs

Community Basket: A 50lb box of food for $1.25; 3rd Thursday of every month.

USDA Supplemental Boxes for Seniors: Second Thursday of every month

Monthly Food Boxes

Free bread, pastries, and (in season) produce: Available everyday.

Clothing Cards: Clients can choose items from the store for every member of their family.

Back-to-School Supplies

Feed the Community Garden: We grow fresh, organic produce to give out.

Thanksgiving Food Boxes: Includes all the fixings for a great Thanksgiving feast.

Santa Day: Children visit with Santa while the parents choose gifts to give their children.

Christmas Adopt-A-Family

Free Summer Lunch Program for school age children: A daily program to help families feed their children through the summer months.

Lunch Bus: Every Wednesday at the center from 11-2:00


Meal Site: We sponsor a free meal served every Friday at 6:00pm, at the Sandy Community Presbyterian Church


Clackamas Service Center   Near the Union Hall

 8800 SE 80th
Portland  OR 97206
(at Cornwell, next to Johnson Creek Fred Meyer)

Lunch 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Food Boxes 1 p.m.- 3:30 Monday - Thursday; CLOSED noon hour.

Transit by Bus # 72

Two-day food box for homeless clients once a month.  Clients with residence, five-day food box every other month.
Must have current piece of mail.  Free bread 10:30 a.m. - noon.


 Community Table Food Pantry

 1095 S. Beech Ave. Cornelius

Cornelius United Methodist Church

 Portland ,OR

503-828-7444 10 a.m.-noon, third Saturdays.

Transit by Bus # 57

Emergency food boxes. Walk ins welcome, but you may call for urgent appointments.

Crossroads Cupboard

2407 NE 102nd Ave.

Portland  OR  97220-3717


Hours: 9 a.m.-12 a.m. Thursday and Friday.

Transit by Bus # 22,# 77

Food provided once a month, no boundaries. Proof of residency and photo ID required.  Closed holidays and day after.


FISH Emergency Services

1335 SE Hawthorne Blvd.

Portland  OR 97214-3691  


9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday-Friday.

 Transit by Bus # 14, # 10

One time every four months, depending on availability


Gleaners of Clackamas County

13821 Fir Street 

Oregon City  OR  97045-8906

Hours: 8 a.m-2p.m. Mon. – Fri.

Transit by Bus # 33, #35, #153,# 154

Emergency food boxes (first one-month box is free). 
Must sign up and pay $20  each month for weekly food boxes.


Salvation Army

Portland  OR



9-11 a.m., 1-3 p.m., Monday-Friday, Closed Thursdays. (Sandy location)
10 a.m.-Noon, 1 p.m.-3 p.m. Tuesday-Friday (Gresham location)

Transit by Bus #9, #12,# 33 & Max Blue Line

Food box, no more than once a month, three times total in the course of a year.


Salvation Army Family Service Office 

473 SE 194th Ave

Portland  OR  97233


8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. , 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. Tues. - Fri. 1st Wednesday produce distribution at 9 a.m.

Transit: MAX Blue Line Cleveland Ave Station; Bus # 9,# 80,# 81,# 84

Clackamas residents access services at Gresham location.
Food boxes three times per year only once every 30 days.



17805 SE Stark St.
Portland  OR  97233-4823


10 a.m.-2 p.m. Mon.-Wed, Fri.; 10a.m.-5:30p.m. Thurs. Clothing distributed 10 a.m.-1p.m.

Transit by Bus #20, #25, #82 or MAX blue line east to 181st station

Food boxes to pick-up, senior/shut-in delivery upon request.
Children's clothing (14 years old and under) also available with proof of address
postmarked within the past 30 days.


St. Mark's Lutheran Church

5415 SE Powell Blvd. 
Portland  OR 97206-2953
Transit by Bus # 9, #14, #71

Food boxes (2-3 day supply) once a month for residents of 97206 zip code. 
Open on Fridays from 3-6 p.m., there is no delivery. 
Must complete address verification


William Temple House

2023 NW Hoyt St.
Portland  OR  97209-1211


10 a.m.-3 p.m., Tuesday & Wednesday (First 55 people). Social services also Thursday.

Transit by Bus #15,# 17,# 77 & Streetcar

Once a month, 6 times total in a year, food boxes and household necessities.
Help paying for psychiatric medications also available. See also health care.


 Horse owners  -Temporary Feed Assistance

Emergency Equine Feed Fund


A horse owner that seeks assistance from Sound Equine Options Emergency Equine Feed Fund is required to meet specific guidelines:

•Be a single family horse owner (not a non-profit, rescue, foundation or breeding operation)

•Provide a safe facility to maintain the horse(s)

•Have proof that the horse is receiving appropriate care

•Provide a current photograph(s) of the horse(s)

•Complete the Emergency Equine Feed Fund Application

•Show documented financial need due to unemployment or financial hardship

•Provide a one page letter explaining how their situation came about


Sound Equine Options’ procedure when an inquiry is received for feed assistance:

•We ask for a completed application and a brief letter or summary of the applicant’s situation

•When the application and letter is received, the paperwork is reviewed and then evaluated by the
SEO Board to determine the amount of assistance that is needed or that can be provided

•The Emergency Feed Coordinator calls each applicant to discuss their situation, and to determine
what steps that person is taking to help in the process of keeping the animals healthy and fed

•The Emergency Feed Coordinator calls the applicant’s veterinarian and farrier—
many times they can vouch for the applicant’s financial trouble because they have outstanding invoices to the applicant.

•The applicant’s veterinarian is also our counsel for determining the health of the animal.

•The Emergency Feed Coordinator calls the applicant’s references, if provided, to confirm that they take proper care of their animals under normal circumstances,
and to ensure that this is not a case of neglect or abuse.

•The Emergency Feed Coordinator completes a site check to see the horse(s) in their current environment

•We ask for documents that pertain to the reason the applicant is in financial trouble

•We use an internal document that enables us to track the amount and type of assistance the Fund has given.

Once the owner has been approved, the Fund purchases the hay the owner needs. The length of time for assistance varies from one situation to another,
but will not exceed three months. An owner can re-apply to the fund if they still need assistance after the three months and the situation will be re-reviewed.
Money is never given directly to a recipient.