Food Insecurity and Hunger

Man Eating at a Shelter



General Information



Find a Store That Accepts SNAP

USDA. Food and Nutrition Service.


Browse Community-Based Organizations With Food Projects

WhyHunger.

Find organizations supported by the community Food Projects Competitive Grants Program of USDA's National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) since 2000.


Find a Food Bank

Feeding America


Change Food Deserts into Food Oases

National Association of Chronic Disease Directors Health Equity Council.

Use this guide to promote affordable and accessible healthy food in your community. 2010.


Take a Course on Childhood Food Insecurity

Oregon State University Extended Campus.

Review research on measurement/prevalence of food insecurity, and learn about household coping strategies, health consequences, and intervention tools.


Does SNAP Improve Public Health? (PDF | 226 KB)

Food Research and Action Center.

January 2013.


Create Policies that Prevent Hunger and Childhood Obesity

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Leadership for Helathy Communities.

Read this news brief for ideas about policies that can reverse the childhood obesity epidemic. Direct link to PDF (281KB).


Which Factors Lower Children's Risk of Food Insecurity? (PDF | 206 KB)

University of Utah.

Results show that Federal expenditures on nutrition, a lower county unemployment rate, higher average wages, and access to unemployment wages are associated with a lower risk of food insecurity. December 2011


Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program: Examining the Evidence to Define Benefit Adequacy Can The Adequacy of SNAP Allotments Be Determined?

The National Press Academies Press.

Read online or download the file (requires log in). 2013.


Read Eight Case Studies About Nutrition Education and Food Security Projects (PDF | 4.83MB)

California Department of Health Services. Cancer Prevention and Nutrition Section. California Nutrition Network for Health, Active Families.

This report describes activities undertaken in California from 2000 to 2004. October 2005


Do SNAP Benefits Alleviate Poverty?

USDA. Economic Research Service.

Read about how SNAP benefits reduce the poverty rate and severity of poverty.


Can Low-Income Americans Afford a Healthy Diet? (PDF | 64 KB)

University of Washington Center for Public Health Nutrition.

Read about why low-income Americans often have lower diet quality and which nutrient-rich foods are an affordable alternative. March 2009