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. The U.S. Department of Agriculture has extended permission for schools nationwide to make free meals available to all children through June 30, 2021. Depending on local school practices, meals may be served outside of the typical group settings and meal times, and parents or guardians may pick up meals for their children.
  • 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.