Get Help Finding Food
Second Harvest Heartland’s employees, contractors, vendors and volunteers are being allowed to continue hunger-relief work that cannot be done from home during the COVID-19 crisis.
We are working to ensure safety with extreme hygiene and distance, we’re working around the clock to deliver as much food as possible to local individuals and our food shelf and meal program partners.
If you or someone you know needs nutritional assistance, we can help you locate emergency food services in your community.
Immediate food assistance
Contact your local food shelf or meal program. Especially now, we suggest calling ahead. Hours and availability may have changed due to the coronavirus.
Wisconsin Residents: Please visit Feed My People Food Bank for information.
Additional food through government programs
Contact Second Harvest Heartland to find out if you are eligible for a federal program that can help you stretch your food dollars farther.
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) / Food Stamps
Eligibility is based on monthly income and household size.
We are working hard to register those eligible for SNAP to ensure that everyone who needs these benefits, which will be especially important during this time, can access them. To find out if you are eligible for SNAP benefits, use our online screening tool or the Bridge to Benefits screening tool.
You can also contact an outreach specialist or call 651-209-7963 (toll-free 1-844-764-5513) to see if you are eligible for assistance.
Wisconsin Residents: Please call the FoodShare Helpline at 1-877-366-3635 or the FoodShare Outreach website.
Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP)
For low-income adults 60 years of age and older. A monthly box of food can be picked up at a variety of locations around the state. Please call 651-484-8241 or toll-free at 800-365-0270 for more information.
Summer Food Service Program (SFSP)
Providing summer meals for kids up to age 18 who participate in free or reduced-price lunch options when school is in session. Use the Summer Meal Map to find a free meal site near you, or call or text 612-516-3663 for locations.
Other assistance and services (employment, child care, heating assistance, etc.)
Contact United Way 211, a free and confidential service.
- Dial 2-1-1
- Cell phone: 651-291-0211
- Toll-free: 1-800-543-7709
Learn more about resources available to help you
If you would like us to contact you about the different programs and resources available to help you, please fill out the form below and a representative from Second Harvest Heartland will contact you soon.