Hunger and Food Security

Man Eating at a Shelter

To find general information and resources on hunger and food security, scroll down this page. To find specific topics or information see the following pages:

Faith-based and Community-based Organizations

USDA. Food and Nutrition Service.

Information for faith-based and community-based organizations (FBOs/CBOs) that provide benefits directly to individuals and wish to participate in Federal nutrition programs.

Food and Nutrition Resource Guide for Homeless Shelters, Soup Kitchens, and Food Banks (PDF | 254 KB)

USDA. NAL. Food and Nutrition Information Center.

Provides food and nutrition education materials for staff and volunteers working in, as well as clients of, homeless shelters, soup kitchens, food banks, and related facilities.

Healthy People 2020: Objective NWS-13: Nutrition and Weight Status - Food Insecurity

Department of Health and Human Services.

Scroll down to view baseline and targets for Objective NWS-13: "Reduce household food insecurity and in doing so reduce hunger."

Community Food Security Assessment Toolkit

USDA. Economic Research Service.

Provides a toolkit of standardized measurement tools for assessing various aspects of community food security. (2002)

Eat Well for Less

Oregon State University Extension Service.

Provides web-based learning modules on planning quick and easy, healthful, low-cost meals and making food dollars last through the month.

30 Ways in 30 Days to Stretch Your Fruit & Vegetable Budget (PDF | 544 KB)

Produce for Better Health Foundation.

A tip a day to help you stretch your fruit and vegetable budget for National Fruits & Veggies-More Matters Month.