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Mama Wants to Help: Free Resources for Food and Shelter

Food Banks

One of the main functions of a food bank is to alleviate hunger that affects children, seniors, individuals, and families. Food banks have been in existence for several years, and have assisted many charitable community agencies such as shelters, childcare centers, soup kitchens, churches, food pantries, and emergency shelters.

WIC Program

The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) was created to safeguard the health of low-income pregnant women, low-income women who are breastfeeding, infants, and children ages 1-4 who are at nutritional risk. WIC provides supplemental foods, nutrition education, and health care referrals.

Homeless shelters

Homeless shelters provide assistance for men, women, and children in the United States. Homelessness became a widespread social phenomenon it the 1980’s. Homeless shelters provide the population of homeless individuals comfort in knowing that there is a place they may go to in their time of need.

In the map below, click on your state to find locations and more information about food banks, WIC program, and homeless shelters.

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