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Food Assistance Programs

Get information on food assistance programs that are available to certain individuals and groups. Programs include SNAP, WIC, the National School Lunch Program, and more.

Learn about programs that offer food and nutrition assistance for children, including the School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program, National School Lunch Program and more.

Learn about the USDA commodity distribution programs: The Emergency Food Assistance Program, Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations, and Commodity Supplemental Food Program.

WIC provides federal grants to states for supplemental foods, health care referrals, and nutrition education for low-income pregnant, breastfeeding, and non-breastfeeding postpartum women, and to infants and children up to age five who are found to be at nutritional risk.

USDA, National Agricultural Library, Food and Nutrition Information Center

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

USDA, Food and Nutrition Service

The Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) works to end hunger and obesity through the administration of 15 federal nutrition assistance programs including WIC, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, and school meals.

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