Hunger and Food Insecurity

FNS logo Food and Nutrition Service - Nutrition Assistance Programs

USDA. Food and Nutrition Service.

Increases food security and reduces hunger by providing children and low-income people access to food, a healthful diet, and nutrition education.


CACFP and Emergency Shelters

USDA. Food and Nutrition Service.

Provides information on eligiblity and reimbursement procedures through CACFP for those residing in emergency shelters.


US Agency for International Development (USAID)

US Agency for International Development.

Supports long-term and equitable economic growth and advances US foreign policy objectives, including in the following areas: Global Health, Maternal and Child Health, and Nutrition.


National Institute of Food and Agriculture logo NIFA Hunger & Food Security Program

USDA. National Institute of Food and Agriculture.

CSREES addresses food security in many ways: through research, education, and extension work; through federally funded nutrition education programs; through a grant program that funds private nonprofits to address community food security issues; and through partnerships across USDA.


Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP)

USDA. National Institute of Food and Agriculture.

Program designed to assist limited resource audiences in acquiring the knowledge, skills, attitudes, and changed-behavior necessary for nutritionally sound diets, and to contribute to their personal development and the improvement of the total family diet and nutritional well-being.


Food Security Action Resources

USDA. Food and Nutrition Service.

Resources from USDA/FNS to assist professionals working to combat food insecurity.


Grocery shopping Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Outreach Tool Kits

USDA. Food and Nutrition Service.

Handy all-in-one packets of ideas, templates, and resources for conducting effective SNAP outreach for community and faith-based groups, and state/local SNAP offices.


Community Supported Agriculture

USDA. NAL. Alternative Farming Systems Information Center.

Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) consists of a community of individuals who pledge support to a farm operation so that the farmland becomes, either legally or spiritually, the community's farm, with the growers and consumers providing mutual support and sharing the risks and benefits of food production. Find a list of resources including articles, statistics and history of CSAs.


Community Food Security Assessment Toolkit

USDA. Economic Research Service.

Provides a toolkit of standardized measurement tools for assessing various aspects of community food security. It is designed for use by community-based nonprofit organizations and business groups, local government officials, private citizens, and community planners.


Food and Nutrition Information Center Logo Hunger & Food Security Resources

USDA. NAL. Food and Nutrition Information Center.

Find general information and resources on hunger and food security, including links to governmental and non-government organizations.


Food Security in the United States: Household Survey Tools

USDA. Economic Research Service.

Find information on how to measure household food security and food insecurity using household or individual surveys.


Briefing Room: Food Security in the United States

USDA. Economic Research Service.

Provides information on measuring food security, current conditions and trends and community food security.


Cultural Resource Database

USDA. NIFA. Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program.

Database that contains various nutrition education materials for culturally diverse audiences.