http://www.reuters.com/ , one in nine Americans, in June, of this year was assisted by the food stamp program. If you belong to a low income household, you may qualify for SNAP formerly know as the federal Food Stamp Program. To find out if you are eligible ,visit their site at http://www.fns.usda.gov/ and utilize their pre-screening tool. If you are you can fill out an application at your local office. There telephone numbers are listed in the government section of the phone book or you can call the SNAP hotline listed on their website. You should also check out http://www.angelfoodministries.com/ for discount on food purchase. They are a non-profit, non-denominational organization that provides food relief. They have a button on their site that you can click and put your contact information and a case worker in your area will contact you. Another resource is http://www.feedingamerica.org/ formerly know as second harvest.org provides links to local food shelters in your area.