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Food: You don't have to be starving or homeless to get help with food if your income is low, even if just temporarily. If you could be evicted because you have to spend money for food instead of rent, don't hesitate to take advantage of these programs. It's what they're there for.

  • Consider applying for food stamps and, if you have children in your household, temporary aid to needy families.
  • Check with local church or other charitable organizations to see if you can get food from a food pantry.

Friends and family members: Might also be able to give or loan you money. To learn more, see Borrowing From Family and Friends. Note: If you collect Supplemental Security Income, see that article for the effect, if any, of any loan you may receive.

Other programs: Contact your local disease specific, non-profit organization and see what other programs may be available in your neighborhood. In addition to food banks, there may be thrift shops where you can obtain clothing either free or at greatly reduced prices. There may also be community gardens where you can grow your own vegetables for little or no cost.

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