Food and Food System Resources

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. Also see information about food assistance programs, work with federally recognized tribes or tribal organizations, and rural health.

Children

Individuals and Families

  • 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 (1-866-348-6479) or 1-877-8-HAMBRE (1-877-842-6273) for Spanish. Hours are 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Eastern Time Monday through Friday.
  • Hunger hotline text option. Text 97779 with a question that contains a keyword such as “food” or “meals”. The automated response will include resources located near an address and/or zip code.
  • Food finder for free food assistance programs for children and families.
  • Meals on Wheels for individuals with diminished mobility who are generally aged 60 and older, although age requirements can vary. Find a provider online .
  • Start simple food planning during the pandemic with MyPlate.
  • Using the updated nutrition facts label .
  • Healthy eating tips.

Food Assistance

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).

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Federally-Recognized Tribes or Tribal Organizations

  • CDC: Partnering with American Indian tribes and Alaska Native entities to respond to COVID-19.
  • USDA food distribution for income-eligible households on Indian reservations and to Native American households residing in designated areas near reservations or in Oklahoma.
  • USDA tribal nation COVID-19 waivers and flexibilities.

Rural Areas

  • Rural Health Information Hub supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration of the US Department of Health and Human Services.

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