USDA National Hunger Hotline


For over two years, Hunger Free AmericaTM has been operating the USDA National Hunger Hotline. The hotline is a resource for individuals and families seeking information on how to obtain food. The National Hunger Hotline staff connects callers with emergency food providers in their community, government assistance programs, and various social services.

During summer months, the hotline serves as a vital resource connecting children 18 years old and under at approved sites in areas with significant concentrations of low-income children. To find a summer meals site near you, please click here. 

The hotline can be reached at 1-866-3-HUNGRY or 1-877-8-HAMBRE (for Spanish) from Monday through Friday (7 a.m. to 10 p.m. ET).

To access the USDA National Hunger Clearinghouse Database of Emergency Food Sites, click here.

Are you an organization that would like to sign up in the USDA National Hunger Clearinghouse Database? To submit your organization and increase your outreach, please follow this link.

Have updates to the database? Submit them here:

USDA National Hunger Hotline Newsletter

To download promotional materials to share with your community about the USDA National Hunger Hotline click here for color and here for black and white.