Local Emergency Resources

During the pandemic, we recognize that Clatsop Community College students may need more support to attend than ever before. We want to make sure that you have all of your needs met in order to continue pursuing your education. Please review some of the following local resources if you are in need. Some of the resources listed are temporary, while some are long-term.

For more resources visit Aunt Bertha, The Social Care Network. Resources compiled there include financial assistance for food, housing, transportation, health, education, and more.

Internet & Technology

Charter Communications

Charter to Offer Free Access to Spectrum Broadband and Wi-Fi For 60 Days For New K-12 and College Student Households. If you do not currently have access to internet or WiFi in your home, Charter is waiving fees for 60 days for students.

  • To enroll, call 1-844-488-8395. Installation fees will be waived for new student households.

Lifeline Support

Lifeline is a government benefit program supported by the federal Universal Service Fund. Enrollment is available to individuals who qualify based on federal or state-specific eligibility criteria.

New Lifeline customers who qualify for Lifeline Assistance will receive:

  • A free smartphone
  • 3GB of free data each month
  • Unlimited free texts each month
  • 350 free voice minutes each month

Enrollment is available to individuals who qualify based on federal or state-specific eligibility criteria. You may qualify if you are on certain public assistance programs, like Medicaid or Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). You can also qualify based on your household income.


Oregon Food Bank

Oregon Food Bank will be keeping their Find Food page updated as pantries’ emergency hours and operations change.

Clatsop Emergency Food Bank, Astoria
  • 1103 Grand Avenue Astoria, OR 97103
  • (503) 325-1702
  • Monday through Friday, 3:00pm to 4:00pm
St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry, Astoria
  • 1465 Grand Avenue Astoria, OR 97103 USA
  • (503) 325-2007
  • Tuesday 1:00pm-3:00pm
  • Friday & Saturday 10:00am - 12:00pm
Grace Food Pantry, Astoria
  • 1545 Franklin Ave Astoria, OR 97103 USA
  • (503) 325-4691
  • Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday, 9:00am - 11:30am
Warrenton Food Bank Pantry, Warrenton
  • Location: Calvary Assembly of God
  • 1365 S. Main, Warrenton OR 97146
  • Tuesday – 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • Phone: (503) 861-1712
South County Food Bank Pantry, Seaside
  • 2041 N Roosevelt, Seaside, OR 97138
  • (503) 738-9800
  • Tuesday and Thursday – 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Cannon Beach Food Pantry, Cannon Beach
  • Location: 368 Beaver St, Cannon Beach, OR 97110
  • Phone: (971) 326-0479
  • Wednesdays – 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

(Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program)

More college students than ever are struggling with hunger. SNAP is a resource that can help. Students ages 18-49 who attend higher education at least half-time may be eligible for SNAP by meeting income guidelines and additional criteria.

  • Income - Those who fall below Oregon’s income guidelines may be eligible for SNAP. See income levels here: https://oregonhunger.org/snap-for-students/
    • * Students attending class less than half time and those age 50+ do not need to meet additional student criteria, only income, to qualify for SNAP.
  • Intended job - Students need to let Oregon Department of Human Services (DHS) know what the student’s intended job will be after completing their education. DHS wants to understand the link between a student’s education and employment.
  • If students do not meet the requirements listed, there are more ways to qualify. Check out Partners for Hunger-Free Oregon for more factors affecting eligibility, or contact the local DHS SNAP office. 450 Marine Dr, Ste. 200 Astoria, OR 97103. Phone: (503) 325-2021

Step 1 Complete an application. There are four (4) options to complete a SNAP application.


Option 1: Online applications: https://apps.state.or.us/onlineApplication/

Option 2: Print and complete a SNAP application and turn it in at your DHS SNAP office. The SNAP office in Clatsop County is at 450 Marine Dr, Ste. 200 Astoria, OR 97103.


Option 3: Call a DHS SNAP office and have them mail you an application to complete and return. Phone for Clatsop County SNAP office: (503) 325-2021


Option 4: Visit a DHS SNAP office and pick up, fill out, and turn in a paper application.


Step 2 A SNAP eligibility worker will meet with you either in person or over the phone. Most offices are offering same day or next day service for interviews. You will need to provide:

  • Identification (such as a driver’s license)
  • Social Security numbers for everyone applying (original cards not required)
  • Proof of income for the last 30 days (such as check stubs)
  • For non-citizens, proof of the lawful immigrant status of household members seeking benefits

Step 3 Once you receive your SNAP EBT card, you will be provided with a brochure on how to use it to purchase food.

COVID-19 Relief Funds

Family Meal PDX - COVID-19 Relief Grant

Family Meal, a 100% volunteer-run nonprofit, providing financial relief to Oregon’s food service and agricultural workers in a medical debt crisis.

The COVID-19 pandemic poses a challenge for us all. In response, we have allocated a portion of our budget specifically to food service and agricultural workers who have been laid off or furloughed as a result of COVID-19. 

Those who qualify will receive a one-time grant of up to $250. Students can apply at familymealpdx.org

Please note that Family Meal relief grants are only issued to food service or agricultural workers living and working in Oregon.


Clatsop Community Action (CCA)

Emergency housing and housing assistance for low-income and homeless individuals and families. For more information: Call 503-325-1400, stop by at 364 9th Street Astoria, OR 97103 or visit https://ccaservices.org/.

  • Intake Procedure: Walk in and complete intake forms. A housing case manager will schedule a meeting when funds are available.
  • Eligibility: Varies by program. Specific eligibility requirements will be shared by a case manager at their first appointment.
  • Documents Required: ID and proof of residency. Depending on the program, proof of income sustainability, eviction notice, and lease agreement may be required. Also need written agreement from landlord to not evict client for 30 days after payment.
  • CCA provides several forms of housing on a funds-available basis and by eligibility. Types of Programs:
    • Home Tenant Based Assistance (HTBA): Short term rental assistance for families
    • Housing Stabilization Program (HSP): One time emergency shelter assistance
    • State Housing Assistance Program (SHAP): emergency shelter assistance
    • Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG): One time housing assistance

Northwest Oregon Housing Authority (NOHA) –
Housing Voucher Program

The Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program is the primary housing assistance program offered by NOHA in Clatsop, Columbia, and Tillamook counties. HCV is the federal government’s major program for assisting very low-income families, the elderly, and the disabled to afford decent, safe, and sanitary housing in the private market.

Note: NOHA maintains a waiting list of applicants for the Housing Choice Voucher Program. The wait time for assistance on the HCV program is approximately 3 years at this time. This wait time is subject to change as funding becomes available.

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