Food Insecurity and Hunger

General Information

SNAP Retail Locator

USDA. Food and Nutrition Service.

Find a store in your neighborhood that accepts SNAP.

Find a Local Food Bank

Feeding America

Do SNAP Benefits Alleviate Poverty?

USDA. Economic Research Service.

Read about how SNAP benefits reduce the poverty rate and severity of poverty. June 2012.

Change Food Deserts into Food Oases

National Association of Chronic Disease Directors Health Equity Council.

Use this guide to promote affordable and accessible healthy food in your community. 2010.

World Health Organization logo. What is the Definition of Food Security?

World Health Organization


Find SNAP Community Characteristics

USDA. Food and Nutrition Service.

Food Stamp Program Map Machine Get SNAP Data for Your County, State or Region

USDA. Economic Research Service.

Use this Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) map to find data on program participation and benefit levels. Data is also available in tabular form.

Use "Map the Meal Gap" to See What Hunger Look Like in Your Community

Feeding America.

Get overall or childhood food insecurity rates.

Get Hunger and Poverty Statistics

Food Research and Action Center.

Look at U.S. Food Security Statistics and Graphs

USDA. Economic Research Service.

Also access survey tools, and information about food security frequency, history and readings.

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Program Data

USDA. FNS. Office of Analysis, Nutrition, and Evaluation.

Find participation rates, benefits, state-level data, and more.

Online Calculators, Games, & Tutorials

Use the Food Environment Atlas to Learn About the Food Environment in Your County

USDA. Economic Research Service.

See a spatial overview of a community’s ability to access healthy food and its successes. See also the Food Access Research Atlas, where you can view indicators of food access for selected subpopulations and download census-tract-level data on food access measures.

Take a Course on Childhood Food Insecurity

Oregon State University Extended Campus.

Review research on measurement/prevalence of food insecurity, and learn about household coping strategies, health consequences, and intervention tools.

Feeding Minds. Feeding Hunger logo Use "Feeding Minds, Fighting Hunger" to Help Young People Create a World Free of Hunger

Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations.

Does SNAP Improve Public Health? (PDF | 226 KB)

Food Research and Action Center.

January 2013.

Linking Policies that Prevent Hunger and Childhood Obesity (PDF | 281 KB)

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Leadership for Healthy Communities.

February 2012.

Read More Reports About Food Insecurity