Food Pantries and Banks
Charity organizations for food and groceries
Angel Food Ministries
- This is a non-profit, non-denominational organization that is committed to providing grocery bill relief and other financial support to people and communities throughout the United States. They help and serve hundreds of thousands of families every month across 35 states. There are no applications, qualifications, income restrictions, or minimums. Click here, or dial 1-877-FOOD-MINISTRY.
Charities for clothes
- Qualified lower income consumers can turn to a number of groups and organizations for their basic needs. Distribution centers may have items including personal hygiene items, clothes for everyday use, furniture, holiday assistance, and necessary professional work and school clothing. Vouchers and gift certificates may also be available so people can obtain goods for free. Read clothing closets.
- The nation’s leading hunger-relief charity is Feeding America. Every year, the Feeding America assistance network helps provide food to over 25 million people with hardships or facing hunger in the United States, including helping over 9 million children and almost 3 million seniors in need. They have a network of over 200 food banks serving people in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and also Puerto Rico. They distribute more than 2 billion pounds of donated food and grocery items annually. Phone number is 800.771.2303, or find locations of the charities food distribution centers. Click more information.
Food from Non-profits and Government Programs
- Get information on government programs such as WIC, SNAP food stamps, the Nutrition Services Incentive Program and more. In addition, a number of regional non-profits agencies provide free or reduced priced meals and food boxes to people of all background and incomes. Find a listing of organizations and programs to contact for free or low cost, yet high quality, groceries, food, and meals. More.
Local Food Banks and Pantries
- Almost 40 millions Americans receive free or reduced priced food from pantries and food banks every year. The non-profit centers and charity organizations are located in every state, and are committed to helping to end hunger. More on food banks and pantries.
- Parents can obtain free items for their child and teachers may also be given classroom goods. Many charities use donations from the public in an effort to ensure children have clothing, binders, pens, pencils, backpacks, and even winter attire. Locate free school supplies.
Share Our Strength
- Includes a network of community groups, food programs, and activists to help make sure that no kid in America grows up hungry.