Food Assistance

Women and man review contents of a box of foods at a food bank.

Use the links below to learn how to get food or get money for food.

USDA National Hunger Hotline and Clearinghouse

Use the "Find Food" tool to locate community organizations that provide food assistance. Or call the hotline at 1-866-3-HUNGRY or 1-877-8-HAMBRE (for Spanish) from Monday through Friday (7 a.m. to 10 p.m. ET) to talk to someone who can tell you about food resources near you.

Federal Food Assistance Programs to Help You Get Food (PDF | 373KB)

USDA. Food and Nutrition Service.

Find information on the different government programs that provide food assistance to adults, children, seniors, and families.

How to Get Food Help (PDF | 369 KB)

USDA. Food and Nutrition Service.

This brochure provides information on each of the government nutrition assistance programs, including links, eligibility information, and phone numbers.

WhyHunger Hotline


Find food resources near you today. Call 1-800-5-HUNGRY or text your zip code to 1-800-548-6479. Hablan español. You can also the web site to find emergency food resources in your area.

Find a Local Food Bank

Feeding America.

Use this tool to find food banks and pantries near you.

Meals on Wheels Find Meals Tool

Meals on Wheels Association America.

Enter your zip code to find information about your local Meals on Wheels program that delivers meals to older adults.