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, depending on resource availability.


Hours of Operation

The CARES Center will be open the following days:

  • Tuesdays from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Thursdays from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.

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
  • CARES Center Email: 

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.


The Arc will accept new or gently used clothes, shoes, and blankets. Call 458-215-4272 or send an email to Russ to schedule an appointment. At the moment we do not accept any furniture and cannot pick up any donations. Please do not drop off donations without first scheduling an appointment.



CARES Center Helps Fire Evacuees

Jessica and her family escaped the Holiday Farm fire, and are now starting over in a new home and new town with help from the CARES Center. Read how Jessica is now paying it forward by helping other families in Vida.

Helping People in Need

CARES helps people living in Eugene and Springfield. Download the CARES Center flyer and share with people in your network. The CARES Center flyer is also available in Spanish.