How to Get Free Food

taurusmoon By taurusmoon, 27th Oct 2012 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/3oxr7t_c/
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In the United States, there are easy ways to get free food if you are broke. Here are a few of the ways.

How to Get Free Food

If you live in the US, it is easy to get free food if you are broke, homeless, or have a low income. There is a lot of food in America, and it is easy to come by.

If you have kids, they can get free lunch and breakfast at school. You automatically qualify if you are on food stamps. There are also some places with summer lunch programs.

Food stamps are pretty easy to qualify for if you make under a certain amount of money. You can also get food stamps if you are homeless. There are some foods you can't buy with food stamps, like restaurant food and hot deli food. You can apply for food stamps at your local state welfare office. There are also programs where you can get free food baskets for Thanksgiving and Christmas, and you can usually apply for them at the welfare office.

You can get free food at the food bank or food pantry. These are all over the place, in large or small towns. Many places have multiple food banks. There are different qualifications at each food bank. The one I go to you just have to fill out one page of paperwork and show your ID. There weren't even any income requirements. Most food banks you can use only once a month or once a week. My local food bank is once a month, but you can go back for bread and produce up to four times a week. The food is usually decent, I only occasionally get something that's bad. They take donations from citizens as well as from companies and businesses. I get about ten days worth of food each month at my food bank.

Homeless shelters and day centers for the mentally ill also provide free food, usually lunch at the day centers,and dinner at the homeless shelters. These vary, however, so you will need to check or call around and find out what the options are in your area.

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