National Hunger Hotline

Hunger Free AmericaHunger Free America operates the National Hunger Hotline on behalf of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). The hotline is a resource for individuals and families seeking information on how to obtain food. The National Hunger Hotline staff connects callers with emergency food providers in their community, government assistance programs, and various social services.

For additional information, see the Hunger Free America website.


The hotline can be reached at 866-3-HUNGRY (866-348-6479) or 877-8-HAMBRE (877-842-6273) for Spanish from Monday through Friday, 7 am to 10 pm ET. Call the Hunger Hotline.


Don’t have time to call? Text the hotline!

The Hunger Hotline also operates a texting service. Our number is 914-342-7744. Please note that these are automated texts and we do not reply or monitor texts. If you have any additional questions that were not answered over text, please call the hotline at 866-348-6479.