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USDA National Hunger Hotline

Hunger Hotline


We are pleased to announce that effective December 17, 2014 the New York City Coalition Against Hunger is now operating the USDA National Hunger Hotline. 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. During summer months, the hotline serves as a vital resource connecting children 18 years old and under at approved sites in areas with significant concentrations of low-income children.  

The hotline can be reached at 1-866-3-HUNGRY or 1-877-8-HAMBRE (for Spanish) from Monday through Friday (8 a.m. to 8 p.m. ET).

 You can also access the USDA National Hunger Clearinghouse & Summer Meals database here.


To download promotional materials to share with your community about the USDA National Hunger Hotline click here for color and here for black and white.


Spread the word about the summer meals program by distributing the flyers below! Meals are FREE for all kids under 18!  

Summer Meals Flyer 1

Summer Meals Flyer 2

Summer Meals Flyer 1 Spanish

Summer Meals Flyer 2 Spanish