Food Insecurity and Hunger

General Information

Find a Store That Accepts SNAP

USDA. Food and Nutrition Service.

Browse Community-Based Organizations With Food Projects


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

How to Get Food Help cover How to Get Food Help through Federal Food Assistance Programs (PDF | 369 KB)

USDA. Food and Nutrition Service.

Also available in Spanish. (PDF | 2.0 MB)

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.

World Health Organization logo. What is the Definition of Food Security?

World Health Organization


Find Data About Your Community and Its SNAP Households

USDA. Food and Nutrition Service.

Food Stamp Program Map Machine Get SNAP Data for Your County, State or Region

USDA. Economic Research Service.

Use this Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) map to find data on program participation and benefit levels. Data is also available in tabular form.

What Does Hunger Look Like in Your Community?

Feeding America.

Get overall or childhood food insecurity rates.

Get Hunger and Poverty Statistics

Food Research and Action Center.

Look at U.S. Food Security Statistics and Graphs

USDA. Economic Research Service.

Also access survey tools, and information about food security frequency, history and readings.

Get SNAP Program Data

USDA. FNS. Office of Analysis, Nutrition, and Evaluation.

Find participation rates, benefits, state-level data, and more.

Online Calculators, Games, & Tutorials

Use a Map to Learn About the Food Environment in Your County

USDA. Economic Research Service.

See a spatial overview of a community’s ability to access healthy food and its successes.

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.

Feeding Minds. Feeding Hunger logo Help Young People Create a World Free of Hunger Using These Lessons

Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations.

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

Food Research and Action Center.

January 2013.

Which Policies 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). February 2012.

Do SNAP Benefits Alleviate Poverty?

USDA. Economic Research Service.

Read about how SNAP benefits reduce the poverty rate and severity of poverty. June 2012.

Read More Reports About Food Insecurity