Register A Food Pantry
Find A Food Pantry


Emergency Food Assistance for Your Family helps millions of backyard gardeners easily find a local food pantry to donate their extra garden produce to.

If you have come to this site because you are in need of food assistance for your family, you may try the Find A Pantry above to look for a local food pantry.

If you are unable to find one in your community, you should call the National Hunger Hotline 1-800-5HUNGRY (1-800-548-6479) refers people in need anywhere in the U.S. to food pantries, soup kitchens, government programs, and model grassroots organizations.

Live, compassionate hotline advocates can help you find resources in your community Monday through Friday from 9am-6pm Eastern Time. Help is available in English and Spanish and online.

WhyHunger's National Hunger Hotline offers:
  • Live hotline advocates
  • Partnerships with grassroots organizations working on innovative solutions to hunger and poverty
  • Staff are trained on crisis management and by the USDA on federal nutrition programs
  • Consistent service across the country
  • We answer questions via email and a live chat feature
If you leave a message after hours of operation, WhyHunger will return your call. All calls are free and confidential.

If WhyHunger helps you find a food pantry (or closet or shelf or bank or cupboard), help it get you locally grown fresh garden produce by printing the flier at and give it to the pantry manager. Urge them to register their food pantry at as soon as possible. Remind them it is free!

Thank you.