Everyone needs a little help from time to time. If you, or someone you know, needs nutritional assistance, we can help you locate food assistance programs in your community.
In America today, people face hunger—that’s 1 in every 6 Americans. We believe that everyone deserves to have enough to eat. The Feeding America network exists to help you access the food you need to live a full and healthy life.
The Feeding America nationwide network of 200 local food banks and 60,000 food pantries and meal programs serve communities across the country. Use our locator tool to find the food bank that serves your area. Contact your food bank to learn where you can find free food pantries, special food programs for children and seniors, mobile pantry distribution spots, meal programs or other services, such as food assistance after being impacted by disaster.
Government nutrition assistance programs exist to help you access the nutritious food you need to feed yourself or your family. These food assistance programs can help provide free groceries for low-income families, emergency food assistance for at-risk populations, summer meals for children, and more. Are you eligible for any of these programs? You might be! Here are some links and other information that may help you access good food.
The Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) provides commodity food packages for low-income pregnant and breastfeeding women, other new mothers up to one year postpartum, infants, children up to their sixth birthday, and elderly persons at least 60 years of age who meet income eligibility requirements. Learn more about CSFP >
The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) safeguards the health of low-income women, infants, and children up to age 5 who are at nutritional risk. WIC plays a critical role in protecting the health of its target population. Learn more about WIC >
During the summer months, when school is not in session, many school-aged children are faced with hunger. Summer Programs can help provide up to two meals and snacks to children in need. Learn more about SFSP >
Millions of Americans rely on SNAP regularly or in times of emergency and economic hardship. Using food stamps can help you fill your grocery bag. It’s easy to find out if you’re eligible and to apply.
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Overview
1 in 7 Americans participate in this program. Are you eligible? Learn how to access your SNAP benefits:
Meal Programs for Children
School-aged children are among those in America most-severely affected by hunger. But there are ways to ensure your kids are getting the nutrition they need even when times are tight.
1 in 5 children in America face hunger. Contact your local food bank for more information on how to get good food for your children.
When natural disaster strikes, Americans who were living on the brink of poverty face monumental struggles as they attempt to rebuild their lives.