Assistance Programs & Resources

Temporary Utility Assistance Program

The City of Lake Oswego will be offering temporary utility payment assistance to Lake Oswego utility customers impacted by the COVID-19 crisis.

The Temporary Utility Assistance Program was established to provide individuals and families in need temporary assistance in paying their City of Lake Oswego utility bill. Funding for this voluntary, tax-deductible program will come primarily from donations and will be administered by a non-profit selected by the City.

Resources to help you through COVID-19

These are challenging times. Help is available. This resource list includes phone numbers for a multitude of topics, including:

  • Housing
  • Mental Health/Peer Supports
  • Domestic Violence
  • Unemployment and Workforce
  • Meals and Food Boxes
  • Child and Family Services
  • Substance Use and Recovery Resources
  • LGBTQ+
  • Healthcare & Health Insurance

Love INC Providing Boxes of Supplies

During the COVID-19 crisis, partners of Love INC of Clackamas County are providing “Love Does Boxes” of personal hygiene and cleaning supplies for families/individuals in need.  If you would like to request a box, please call 503-650-0153. Leave a detailed message with your contact information, number in household and Love INC will return your call as soon as possible.

Grocery stores are offering shopping hours for seniors and vulnerable populations.

New Seasons: 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. with senior discount
Whole Foods: open one hour prior to opening hours for 60+
Safeway and Albertsons: every Tuesday and Thursday from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m.

Please call your local grocery store to confirm participation and hours of service.

Meals-On-Wheels - Adult Community Center

This essential community service provides a hot, delicious, well-balanced meal delivered by volunteers to housebound adults (age 60 and older) and to those who are disabled (of any age). Whether meals are needed for just a few days or on a long-term basis, volunteers deliver hot meals every Monday, Wednesday and Friday between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. If requested, frozen meals can be delivered along with hot meal deliveries.

Suggested donation is $4 per meal. Call 503-635-3758 for more information.

For more information about Lake Oswego Meals-On-Wheels go to www.lakeoswegomealsonwheels.org.

Other Food Programs

There are a number of food assistance programs available - including Hunger Fighters, SNAP and Oregon Food Bank. 

Questions about shelter, food vouchers, healthcare and more.

For questions about programs for food, shelter, healthcare and more, call 211 or visit www.211info.org/food.

Community members are stepping up to offer donations and services. 

The State of Oregon has launched a webpage where services can be offered and vetted to ensure products and services meet CDC and other public heath guidelines. The biggest need right now is for PPE.

  • The Lake Oswego Fire Department is asking for donations for protective gear, including exam gloves, eye protection, and N-95 face masks. To donate, call 503-635-0275 to arrange a drop-off or for LOFD to pick it up!