These are also called 'food banks. But here's why this is an important source of help to consider: you have to file for child support before the government will consider whether you're eligible for other sources of assistance for single moms. Simply explain to the operator what kind of help you need and what, if any, assistance you are already receiving. Too often, the payments are inconsistent or don't arrive at all. Parenting on your own isn't easy. In most cases, food banks are limited to non-perishable goods, but some do also provide milk and eggs. Local churches, religious organizations, and community organizations may also be able to provide temporary assistance or point you toward additional services in your area.