Food pantries and food banks exist to help low-income families get by. They provide free and reduced-priced food items for families who may not qualify for other government assistance programs.
If you find yourself in need of assistance, know that you are not alone. Many single parent families bring in enough money to pay for fixed expenses like shelter and transportation, but run out of money for food and other essentials before the end of the month.
To apply for food assistance, visit any of the... links below. You can also apply for food stamps through the U.S. government's Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Program.
Where to Find Food Banks Near Me
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Previously called "Second Harvest," Feeding America is the largest network of food banks in the United States. The organization provides emergency food assistance to more than 25 million Americans each year. Visit their site to find a Feeding America food bank in your area.
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Ample Harvest helps connect local farmers with food pantries and food banks, so that excess harvested fruits and vegetables can be shared—rather than going to waste if they are not sold.
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FoodPantries.org is a website that lists thousands of food pantries throughout the United States. The site lists government and non-profit subsidized grocery resources available to families in need.
04 of 05PantryNet.org offers a listing of local food pantries around the nation. Visit their site to look for a food pantry in your area.Continue to 5 of 5 below.
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2-1-1 is a service provided through the United Way that connects individuals and families with service organizations and assistance programs right in your immediate area. Dial 2-1-1 on your telephone to find out whether the service is active in your area at this time. Operators will then direct you to a local food pantry or food bank in your area.