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 USDA National Hunger Hotline staff connects callers with emergency food providers in their community, government assistance, nutritional assistance programs and various services that promote self-sufficiency. During summer months, the hotline provides information about meal sites where children 18 years of age and younger can get free, nutritious meals through the USDA Summer Food Service Program. The hotline can be reached at 1-866-3-HUNGRY or 1-877-8-HAMBRE (for Spanish), Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. ET.