USDA National Hunger Hotline

Last Published: 07/26/2018

USDA Hunger Hotline 1-866-3-Hungry, 1-877-8-Hambre; 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM Eastern Time

USDA National Hunger Clearinghouse

Welcome to the USDA National Hunger Clearinghouse.  The clearinghouse aides low-income individuals or communities by providing food assistance and other nutrition and social services information, serving as an important tool in combating hunger and promoting economic mobility.   The clearinghouse is accessible two ways:

  • By Phone:  Call the USDA National Hunger Hotline, which operates from 7:00 AM – 10:00 PM Eastern Time.  If you need food assistance, call 1-866-3-HUNGRY or 1-877-8-HAMBRE to speak with a representative who will find food resources such as meal sites, food banks, and other social services available near your location.
  • By Text:  Text “97779” to the automated service with a question that may contain a keyword such as “food”, “summer”, “meals”, etc. to receive an automated response to resources located near an address and/or zip code.

The USDA National Hunger Clearinghouse is currently operated by Hunger Free America