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Why Hunger
WhyHunger collects and distributes information about programs that address the immediate and long-term needs of struggling families and individuals. The national WhyHunger Hotline (1.800.5HUNGRY or 1.800.548.6479), refers people in need of emergency food assistance to food pantries, government programs, and model grassroots organizations that work to improve access to healthy, nutritious food, and build self-reliance.
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WhyHunger's Hotline

Need help finding food?
Know someone who does?

¿Necesita ayuda para encontrar alimentos?
¿Conoce a alguien que necesita ayuda?

Call the national WhyHunger Hotline at



We can connect you to food and local programs across the US.

The Hotline is operated:
Monday to Friday
9 am to 6 pm EST
Hablamos español.

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City, State, and Zip Code.

Find food in your area

This Resource Directory contains organizations that are part of the Nourish Network For the Right to Food and WhyHunger's Grassroots Action Network.

The Resource Directory connects you to community-based organizations and government programs throughout the United States that are addressing hunger and poverty issues.

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Download a National Hunger Hotline poster in English or Spanish to post in your community.

Build capacity

WhyHunger works with a national network of organizations to provide capacity building tools, resources, and services to grassroots organizations addressing local issues of hunger and poverty.

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Federal Food Programs

Federal Food Programs provide important health and nutrition benefits to children, women, the elderly, and families in need.

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