Food and Food System Resources During COVID-19 Pandemic

Hunger Hotline

1-866-3-HUNGRY or 1-877-8-HAMBRE for Spanish for information about meal sites, food banks, and other services near you.

Hours are 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Eastern Time Monday through Friday.

Or text 97779 with a question that contains a keyword such as “food” or “meals”.

The hotline is managed by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA).

The following resources are for individuals and families seeking food assistance during the COVID-19 pandemic. Guidance is also available for food assistance programs and food system stakeholders.

Children

Individual and Families

  • Food finderexternal icon for free food assistance programs for children and families
  • Healthy eating tips
  • Start simpleexternal icon food planning with MyPlate
  • Tips for grocery shopping
  • Using the updated nutrition facts labelexternal icon
  • Hunger hotline from the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) for information on meal sites, food banks, and other services near you. Call 1-866-3-HUNGRY or 1-877-8-HAMBRE for Spanish. Hours are 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Eastern Time Monday through Friday.
  • Hunger hotline text option. Text 97779 with question that contains a keyword such as “food” or “meals”. The automated response will include resources located near an address and/or zip code.
  • Meals on Wheels for individuals with diminished mobility who are generally aged 60 and older, although age requirements can vary. Find a provider onlineexternal icon.
Hunger Hotline

1-866-3-HUNGRY or 1-877-8-HAMBRE for Spanish for information about meal sites, food banks, and other services near you.

Hours are 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Eastern Time Monday through Friday.

Or text 97779 with a question that contains a keyword such as “food” or “meals”.

The hotline is managed by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA).

Delivering bag of food

Food Assistance Programs

Restaurant and Food Retail Venues

Food Systems

Rural Areas

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