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If you family needs help with food, there is a hunger hotline you can call.

The USDA National Hunger Hotline can be reached at 1-866-3-HUNGRY or 1-877-8-HAMBRE (for Spanish). Through the hotline, callers can locate meals sites for kids, food pantries or soup kitchens for families, and/or other government and private meals programs near them.

At the same time, a new national volunteer matching website connects summer volunteers and organizations across the nation in the fight against hunger. Hunger Free America launched, www.hungervolunteer.org. a state-of-the art volunteer matching portal to make it easier to mobilize the unique talents and skills of each individual volunteer in order to take the biggest bite out of hunger.

“Now everyone can get – or give – help,” said Hunger Free America’s CEO Joel Berg. “We are starting a national awareness campaign and want to make sure that people who need help can get it quickly and easily. We also want to make sure that all Americans can give back, by volunteering in ways that move beyond soup kitchen work to attack hunger at its root causes.”

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