There are hundreds of organizations working to end food insecurity nationwide. Below is a list of some of the largest organizations and what they are doing to help.
- WhyHunger - Provides a national hotline that refers callers to area resources including: food pantries, summer meal programs, government nutrition and assistance programs, soup kitchens, other organizations that provide access to food and nutritional support.Call 1-800-5-HUNGRY or visit the WhyHunger website to find local food providers and other support services.
- Feeding America - Website provides a network of member food banks that stretch across the nation. Visit the Feeding America webpage to locate a local food bank or to learn more about the assistance programs in your area.
- Food Research & Action Center (FRAC) - Leading nonprofit organization working to eliminate poverty related hunger. FRAC conducts research as well as monitors current national initiatives. Visit the FRAC website to view their extensive resource library and interactive data tool to provide. FRAC also links to the Legislative Action Center which provides up to date national legislative information regarding food insecurity and access, federal resources, and current legislative motions.
- United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) - The Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) - FNS works to eradicate hunger and through the implementation of federal nutrition assistance programs including WIC, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), and school meal programs. The FNS webpage also connects users to available benefits.