Our Food Assistance Programs
Hunger has no boundaries. It affects millions of children, seniors, and households in communities across the country. That’s why Feeding America has programs to reach children, seniors, and families no matter where they live or spend time. At senior centers or schools, in the city or countryside, Feeding America programs get food to people where they are and when they need it most.
Mobile Pantry Program
Fast and flexible, Mobile Pantries are a great option for many families, especially in areas where traditional food pantries and stores aren't available. Pick up pre-packed boxes or shop in farmers’ market-style for meat and fresh fruits and vegetables.
Disaster Food Assistance
When disaster strikes, our network of food banks kicks into high gear. We provide emergency food and disaster-relief supplies to families and households virtually anywhere in America.
Summer Meal Programs
When school lets out, the Feeding America network continues free meal programs for kids, teens, and families. Free summer meals are available in communities throughout the country with many offering free activities or learning programs.
Looking for extra help with groceries on the weekend? The Feeding America BackPack program provides children and families with free, easy-to-make meals for the weekend and school breaks.
School Pantry Program
Serving more than 21 million meals to nearly 110,000 children across America each year, the School Pantry program alleviates child hunger by providing food to low-income children and families right at school. Having convenient, consistent access to healthy foods helps ensure that children never have to worry about their next meal, which in turn makes for happier, healthier kids.
Across the country, Kids Cafe programs provide free snacks and meals to kids at community locations during afterschool hours. In 2020, Kids Cafes provided over 28 million meals at almost 530,000 locations.
Senior Grocery Program
Seniors face a number of unique medical and mobility challenges that put them at a greater risk of hunger. Many are forced to make the tough choice between buying food and medicine, and others struggle to prepare foods as they once did.
The Senior Grocery program meets the specific needs of seniors by providing balanced, nutritious meals they can easily make at home.
SNAP Application Assistance
SNAP helps millions of families and children afford groceries. Unfortunately, many people who qualify for SNAP don't know they're eligible. If you or someone you know needs extra help buying groceries, you may qualify for SNAP. The Feeding America network can help you learn about your options and complete your application if you qualify.