The Oregon Department of Human Services (DHS) is reminding the public that those in need can apply for food, cash and childcare assistance online at govstatus.egov.com/or-dhs-benefits.

The site’s heaviest traffic is from 11 am-3 pm. It’s recommended best access is in the early morning or late evening hours.

Those unable to access the online application can dial 211 to find a local office to assist them over the phone or in person.

Oregon families with children eligible for free or reduced-price school meals will get pandemic food (P-EBT) benefits. This includes children in foster care, children of migrant workers and homeless youth. P-EBT benefits will be added to existing Oregon Trail Card accounts. If an account does not currently exist, one will be created.

The site offers domestic violence assistance and health care coverage through the Oregon Health Plan.