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Complete Guide on Food Banks and Free Emergency Food Pantries

1 in 9 people struggles with hunger in the United States. We help those in need to secure free meals and food assistance programs. Find local food pantries, food banks, soup kitchens near you. Or learn more about available assistance programs.
 

What is a Food Bank?

Food banks (Food Pantries, or Soup Kitchens) are non-profit organizations that collect and give away free food to local charities. Food banks only store and distribute food. There’re smaller local agencies such as food pantries that are in charge of giving food directly to people struggling with hunger. There are even mobile food pantries that deliver help to areas highly in need.

Food banks differ by size, facilities, staff number, etc. All these factors affect the way food banks work. The common feature is they all operate on the basis of food donations and volunteers.
 

How do Food Banks work?

  1. Food Banks look for donations from volunteers and other organizations.
  2. After the food is donated, it must be properly stored.
  3. Food banks distribute food to people through food pantries and meal programs.
     

How to get food from the Food Bank?

You can find food banks and pantries in all 50 states,. Food is free without any expectation of donation or repayment. You only go through a brief check-in process.

  1. Look for the local food pantry by zip code or stateю
  2. Сontact the food bank that serves your area.
  3. Get information on the free pantries and programs near you.

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