Hunger

Resources for Veterans and Their Families

When hunger strikes, it’s not just about the physical need for food. The emotional toll of feeling uncertain about the future can amplify every challenge. Ensuring you and your family have access to nutritious meals is a foundational step towards addressing other life challenges.

Your local VSO, VA, Second Harvest, and numerous community resources listed on this site are dedicated to connecting you with wholesome groceries. These resources can provide consistent support while you navigate other essential services, such as filing a VA compensation claim or appeal, seeking training and employment, or addressing physical or emotional challenges. Additionally, state and local government resources may be available to assist you.

  • For a comprehensive list of food resources, type “Food” in the search box at FindHelp.org.
  • Why Hunger provides a directory of over 34,000 pantries and kitchens nationwide. Search by zip code to find resources near you.
  • Meals on Wheels offers delivery services for seniors and homebound individuals across the country.
  • Local houses of worship and your area’s department of social services can also be valuable sources of support and assistance.

Non-VA Local Help

Know A Vet? presents this information and these national resource directories, not as a recommendation of any specific service or provider, but as a starting point for your own research.

Please feel free to use the check sheets Before, During and After the Medical Appointment and Choosing a Medical Service Provider to help you in your search for the best help for your individual circumstances.

In addition, there may be other federal, state and local government or private resources for your individual needs.

VA, Government, and Organization Help

Know A Vet? presents this information and these national resource directories, not as a recommendation of any specific service or provider, but as a starting point for your own research.

Clicking here will bring you to a database of other VA services you can locate by zip code.

Please also check out our page on Filing Claims. We recommend that you do NOT file claims on your own.  If you do not file exactly the way the VA looks for information, it can take literally years for your claim to go back and forth before approval or denial.

The other resources listed, such as your local Veterans Service Office  (names vary by county), VSO counselor, VFW, etc., will help you determine what you are eligible for and file correctly for results in as little as a few weeks.

Learn More – Get More

Learn more about what it feels like to live your best life. Go to our Self Help page to explore other issues that can bring you “All The Way Home.”

Also, check out the Claims and Appeals topic to maximize compensation and benefits for yourself AND your loved ones.

It’s your turn to get your best life back! You EARNED it with your service!