People can use the search tool on Feeding America's homepage or dial 211 to search for local food pantries that churches and nonprofit organizations operate, as of 2015. These services provide food pantry contact information 24 hours a day in the United States and Puerto Rico.
Feeding America distributes food to food pantries, and it keeps lists of local pantries. To get pantry contacts from their local food bank, people can enter search criteria in the homepage search box, or they can click Find a Food Bank on the main menu. United Way operates the toll-free 211 service in all states except Arkansas and Illinois.