Salem, Ore – Most Oregonians who receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance
Program (SNAP) benefits will receive emergency allotments in November.
The federal government has approved emergency allotments every month since
March 2020. This gives SNAP recipients additional support during the COVID-19
pandemic. These emergency benefits are a temporary support that Oregon can
provide because of the federal COVID-19 public health emergency.
Because the federal government approved these emergency benefits for November,
Oregon will also be able to issue them in December. However, the emergency
benefits are expected to end when the federal public health emergency ends.
In November, approximately 430,000 SNAP households will receive approximately
$69 million in extra food benefits in addition to their regular SNAP benefits.
“We know that many rely on these additional emergency food benefits to get
enough healthy food for themselves and their families,” said Jana McLellan, interim
director of the Oregon Department of Human Services (ODHS), Self-Sufficiency
Programs. “We also know that many Oregonians are still struggling to meet their basic needs and we encourage them to contact our partners at 211, the Oregon
Food Bank and their local Community Action Agency for support during this difficult
Current SNAP households will receive emergency allotments on Nov. 11.
Emergency allotments will be issued Nov. 30 or Dec. 2 for households who did not
receive benefits in the first monthly issuance.
SNAP recipients do not have to take any action to receive these supplemental
benefits as they will be issued directly on their EBT cards.
More information about emergency allotments is available at
Questions about your SNAP benefits should be directed to the ONE Customer
Service Center at 1-800-699-9075.
If your household receives SNAP and your income or the number of people in your
household has changed, it could impact your benefits. It is important to make sure
ODHS has the most up-to-date information.
You can report any changes to your income or household in many ways:
• Online at: ONE.Oregon.gov
• By mail at: ONE Customer Service Center, PO Box 14015, Salem, OR 97309
• By fax at: 503-378-5628
• By phone at: 1-800-699-9075 or TTY 711
Resources to help meet basic needs:
• Find a food pantry: foodfinder.oregonfoodbank.org
• Learn about government programs and community resources for older adults
and people with disabilities: Aging and Disability Resource Connection of
Oregon at 1-855-673-2372 or www.adrcoforegon.org.
• Dial 2-1-1, or text your zip code to 898-211, www.211info.org
• Find local resources and support by contacting your local Community Action
• Oregon Department of Human Services COVID-19 help center
Administered by ODHS, SNAP is a federal program that provides food assistance to
approximately 1 million eligible, low-income families and individuals in Oregon,
including many older adults and people with disabilities. Oregonians in need can
apply for benefits, including SNAP, child care, cash assistance and Medicaid. Learn
more at https://www.oregon.gov/dhs/benefits/Pages/index.aspx . For local
resources in your area, such as food or shelter, please call 2-1-1 or reach out to the
state’s Aging and Disability Resource Connection (ADRC) at 1-855-ORE-ADRC or