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The National Hunger Clearinghouse collects and distributes information about programs that address the immediate and long-term needs of struggling families and individuals. The National Hunger Hotline (1-866-3 HUNGRY or 1-866-348-6479), refers people in need of emergency food assistance to food pantries, government programs, and model grassroots organizations that work to improve access to healthy, nutritious food, and build self-reliance.
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National Hunger Hotline

Need help finding food?
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Call the National Hunger Hotline at




We can connect you to food and local programs.

The Hotline is operated:
Monday to Friday
9 am to 6 pm EST
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This Resource Directory contains organizations that are part of the National Hunger Clearinghouse and WhyHunger's Grassroots Action Network.

The Resource Directory connects you to community-based organizations and government programs throughout the United States that are addressing hunger and poverty issues.

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Download a National Hunger Hotline poster in English or Spanish to post in your community.

Resources for food providers

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WhyHunger works with a national network of organizations to provide capacity building tools, resources, and services to grassroots organizations addressing local issues of hunger and poverty. Learn more >>

Federal Food Programs

Federal Food Programs provide important health and nutrition benefits to children, women, the elderly, and families in need.

The most common federal food program is SNAP (Supplement Nutrition Assistance Program, formerly Food Stamps). Today in the United States, more than 45.7 million people use the SNAP Program to feed themselves and their families.

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, formerly the Food Stamp Program (SNAP) The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR) Food Help for Disaster Relief WIC Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) WIC Farmers' Market Nutrition Program (FMNP) Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) School Meals Summer Food Service Programs (SFSP) Senior Farmers' Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP) Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP)