Last week, we discussed food desserts and food insecurity and how it’s affecting people with diabetes.
I am sharing today some resources to help you access food when times are tough, and you may not qualify for government benefits.
The following resources are based for the United States and Canada:
🛒 Find help.org
The free, online database has helped almost four million people find free or reduced-cost food and other essential services in their area.
🛒 Feeding America
Through food pantries and meal programs across the country, Feeding America provides 4.3 billion meals each year.
🛒 Food pantries.org
This independent resource helps you find food pantries, soup kitchens, food shelves, food banks, and other food assistance programs by state.
🛒 Food Finder
Food Finder connects people in need of emergency food with food providers. It is an online food pantry locator and 501(c)(3) nonprofit that shows you where you can obtain free food assistance in your area.
🛒 Why Hunger
People in need across the United States can contact this helpline to find food pantries, soup kitchens, summer meals programs, government nutrition programs, and grassroots organizations that provide nutritious food and nutritional support.
There is now a Google website designed to find food pantries, kitchens, and lunch programs in every state, including a Google Maps locator with more than 90,000 locations offering free food assistance.
🛒 Food Banks Canada
Food Banks Canada is a national non-profit organization that assists Canadians experiencing food insecurity by providing information on local food banks.
If you do not live in North America but would like access to food assistance information, please let me know in the comments and I'll be happy to include the information and share it with the community.
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