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Food Security and Access

Learn more about food access in the U.S and explore resources including food assistance programs, food availability, nutrition security and hunger.


Learn about how USDA supports global food security through building local capacity, improving markets, funding research and more.

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

USDA, Food and Nutrition Service

Call the USDA National Hunger Hotline at 1-866-3-HUNGRY or 1-877-8-HAMBRE to speak with a representative who will find food resources near you.

USDA, Food and Nutrition Service, Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion

Get ideas of budget-friendly foods and ways to prepare them. Plus, find savings and stores that accept Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits near you.

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach

Download this guide for tips on what to donate to a food pantry and how to organize a community food drive.

North Carolina State Extension

Learn about factors contributing to lack of food access and programs that support local food access.

South Dakota State University Extension

Learn what to expect at a food pantry or food bank and how to select nutritious foods while you are there.

Hunger Free America

Enter your address to identify local food services, including soup kitchens, food pantries, and meal delivery. Filter results by availability in Spanish, for seniors, for Halal or Kosher diets, or other options.