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.
  • The first and third Saturday of each month from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.


Please see the CARES Center Holiday Hours


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




The Arc will accept new or gently used clothes, shoes, and blankets. Call 541-343-5256 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.