Food Assistance Programs

Food and Nutrition Service - Programs and Services

USDA. Food and Nutrition Service.

Find information on the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS), which administers the Federal food and nutrition assistance programs such as SNAP, WIC, and School Meals, provides better access to food, and promotes healthy eating through nutrition education programs.

To learn how to get assistance from one of these programs, see the How to Get Food Help brochure.

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

Learn how SNAP provides a basic safety net to millions of people through benefits for eligible low-income families.

Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)

Find out how WIC safeguards the health of low-income women, infants, & children up to age 5 through nutritious foods, information on healthy eating, and healthcare referrals.

Child Nutrition Programs

Learn about programs that offer food and nutrition assistance for children, including NSLP, SBP, SFSP and more.

Nutrition Programs for Seniors

Find food and nutrition programs that focus on the needs of older Americans.

Hunger and 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 Distribution Programs

Learn about the USDA commodity distribution programs, including CSFP, FDPIR, and TEFAP.

Office of Head Start

DHHS. Administration for Children and Families.

Find out about a program that assists pre-school aged children from low-income families by providing comprehensive education, health, nutrition, and parent involvement services. See also: