Food and family support

Food and family support

Food and family support

Find food assistance for yourself and your family.

The double challenge of being unemployed and living through the COVID-19 pandemic is making it hard for many to meet their nutrition needs. Below are some options for food assistance.

  • SNAP. The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program provides low-income households with electronic benefits that can be used like cash at most grocery stores. Find your local SNAP office to learn more.
  • Free lunch from school districts. Many school are making free and reduced price school meals available for students in grades K-12 and some adults; contact your local school district to participate or learn how to apply for free and reduced-price school meals.
  • Food Shelves. Use the national Food Finder to locate food pantries, kitchens, and shelters that serve food for free in your local area.

Also, find expert advice and resources for food planning during Coronavirus from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.