Hunger and Food Aid

United States Department of Agriculture logo Federal Nutrition Assistance Programs

USDA. Food and Nutrition Service.

Learn about improving food insecurity and hunger for children and low-income people by increasing their access to food, a healthful diet, and nutrition education.


Find Your Local Food Bank

Feeding America.

Locate a food assistance organization in your community.


Food and flowers Meals on Wheels Association of America

Meals On Wheels Association of America.

Main page of the Meals on Wheels Association, which provides meals to home-bound people. To find a program in your state and city, search Find a Local Program.


Food Banks in Canada

Food Banks Canada.


Food Donation: Feed People-Not Landfills

US Environmental Protection Agency.

Learn how non-perishable and unspoiled perishable food can be donated to local food banks, soup kitchens, pantries, and shelters.


A Food Pantry Wish List (PDF | 196 KB)

University of Maine Cooperative Extension.

For those who would like to donate to a food pantry or food bank, this lists non-perishable foods from each food group that food pantries generally like to have. Also includes a list of non-food items and a definition of food recovery.