I want to apply for food assistance. What can I do?

Q) I want to apply for food assistance. What can I do? Do you have a link?

A) For Immediate Food Assistance if you’re hungry now Call the USDA National Hunger Hotline at 1-866-3-HUNGRY (1-866-348-6479) or 1-877-8-HAMBRE (1-877-842-6273). Information is available in English and Spanish. The hotline operates Monday through Friday, 7:00 AM to 10:00 PM Eastern Time.

Contact community or religious organizations to find a local food bank or food pantry.

Food Stamps and Meal Programs During the Coronavirus Pandemic. You may now have an easier time getting food through government meal programs. During the coronavirus pandemic.

Food stamp (SNAP) recipients may receive supplemental funding Parents can pick up school meals for their kids to eat at home. People can enroll in food programs remotely rather than in person. This applies to programs for pregnant women, families, seniors, and people with disabilities.

You can locate your state and apply for food assistance at this site https://www.usa.gov/state-social-services

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