Community Aligned Resources for Eugene/Springfield (CARES) Center

Working in collaboration with FOOD for Lane County and the Community Alliance for Lane County, The Arc Lane County and Families Connected has opened the Community Aligned Resources for Eugene/Springfield (CARES) Center.

The CARES Center will provide food, toiletries and home goods, such as sheets and pots and pans, to people who experience a disability, families who have a child with a disability, as well as other people in need.



Hours of Operation

The CARES Center will be open the following days:

  • Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3 p.m.-6 p.m.
  • Every other Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., starting Saturday, October 2


To Request Help

To request food or other resources, community members may download WhatsApp, a free international texting app, and then text “RECEIVE INFO” to 541-285-1888. Alternatively, people may visit the CARES Center during the hours of operation at 4181 E Street in Springfield. 


  • CARES Center Direct Telephone: 458-215-4272
  • CARES Center Telephone for Spanish Speakers: 458-215-4277


Resource Specialists

Families will also have access to resource specialists who can help connect families with other resources. 


To learn about other resources related to employment, housing, utility bills, schools or mental health, schedule an appointment with a resource specialist by calling 541-343-5256 or send an email to Nancy. People who speak Spanish may email Edith.




The Arc will accept new or gently used household goods, such as blankets, small appliances, etc. Call 541-343-5256 or send an email to Edith to schedule an appointment. Please do not drop off donations without first scheduling an appointment.