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Are you in need of assistance? The City of Creswell is here to help connect you to local food pantries, utility assistance programs, and other services within Lane County.
Creswell Food Pantry
The Creswell Food Pantry is a program of Community Food for Creswell, a 501c3 nonprofit organization. Distribution hours are Thursdays from 9:30am to 12:00pm at the Cobalt Activity Center (364 Cobalt Lane, Creswell, Oregon 97426).
Income-eligible customers may receive fresh produce, canned and packaged foods, as well as frozen meat each week as needed. Additionally, they may shop at one or more of any of the thirty FOOD for Lane County Partner Agency food pantries in Lane County. No one should go hungry. We ask that our customers form a car-line that begins at our entrance at 364 Cobalt Lane and runs eastward to First Street. Our staff will provide instruction regarding entrance to the parking lot, hands-free intake, and food loading while customers remain in their vehicle.
For further information please contact:
Susan Blachnik at 541-870-2252
Community Sharing Program
The basic needs safety net for South Lane county. Community Sharing was founded as a 501(c)(3) non-profit agency in 1982 with the purpose of helping residents of South Lane County remain fed, housed, and safe while they work towards self-sufficiency.
Community Sharing Program provides assistance with:
Food and Pantry Items. The pantry is open from 1:30p – 6p Mondays and 11:00 – 3:30 Tuesday through Friday. Call the front desk for more information: (541) 942-2176
Utility Assistance. If you live in Cottage Grove or Creswell, we can assist with a payment to your utility company. Call our Energy Program Coordinator for more information or to make an appointment: (541) 942-6492
Housing Assistance. If you live in Cottage Grove or Creswell, we can assist with rent, deposits, and other housing-related costs. Call our Housing Program Coordinator for more information or to make an appointment: (541) 942-2176
Prescription Assistance. If you live in Cottage Grove or Creswell, we can assist with filling a prescription for yourself or a family member. You will need to contact the pharmacy and get a written statement of the cost of the prescription and the person for whom it is written. Bring this information to Community Sharing during our regular business hours. Call the front desk for more information: (541) 942-2176
Assistance for People Without Housing. In addition to special food boxes for people who have no cooking or cold food storage facilities, we offer propane, and shower and laundry vouchers. Call the front desk for more information: (541) 942-2176
Other Assistance. Special holiday food boxes and a holiday gift program are available in December. Advance sign up is required to participate in holiday programs. Call the front desk for more information: (541) 942-2176
Catholic Community Services of Lane County
For over 70 years, Catholic Community Services of Lane County (CCS) has been committed to Loving Thy Neighbor. Today they demonstrate that devotion to their mission and community by offering essential services that prevent homelessness, provide emergency shelter for unhoused families and move them to housing, lift families out of poverty and resettle and support refugees and immigrants. CCS operates independently as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit human services agency with an experienced team of nearly 50 employees, hundreds of committed volunteers, and an active volunteer Board of Directors.
Catholic Community Services of Lane County provides resources for the following:
Food and Pantry items
Personal Hygiene Supplies
Senior Home Food Deliveries
For more information, please contact Catholic Community Services at (541) 345-3628