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Your household income must be low enough to qualify for some of the programs below.

Compare your household income to the Federal Poverty Income Guidelines (FPIG) to see if you qualify for these programs.  Or, call the number listed for the program.

 

Everyone
 

Food Assistance Directory - Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank  

  • 412-460-FOOD. ext. 456
  • You can use your ZIP code to search for a nearby food assistance agency.
  • Learn more 

  

Food Stamps (See SNAP below)  
  

Kosher Food Needs - The Squirrel Hill Community Food Pantry 

  • 412-421-2708
  • You can get kosher food here. Residents of ZIP code 15217 can also get non-kosher food assistance.
  • Learn more 

  

Produce to People - Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank 

  • 412-460-FOOD, ext. 727
  • You can get a bag(s) of groceries at an Allegheny County location.
  • For households with incomes at or below 150% of FPIG.
  • Learn more 

  

SNAP (formerly known as Food Stamps) - Pa. Department of Public Welfare 

  • You can apply online at COMPASS or by visiting one of the Allegheny County Assistance Offices.
  • You may visit the agencies below to see if you qualify for SNAP. Call ahead to find out what documents to bring with you.

Just Harvest
412-431-8963
16 Terminal Way
Pittsburgh, PA 15219

Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh
886-395-3663
610 Wood Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

  



Children (18 years and Younger), Pregnant Women and New Mothers
 

 SummerFood Program  

  • 1-800-851-3838
  • Your child(ren) can get breakfast and lunch during summer recess at many locations throughout Allegheny County. 
  • No income limits 
  • A list of sites is posted in early June

  

Women, Infants and Children (WIC) – Pa. Department of Public Welfare  

  • 412-350-5801
  • This program can help:
    • If you are pregnant
    • If you are breastfeeding and your baby is less than one year old
    • If you are not breastfeeding and your baby is under six months old
    • Infants and children up to five years of age who have a medical/nutritional risk

  



Adults (60 Years and Older)
 

Home Delivered Meals  

  • 412-350-5460
  • You can get nutritious, balanced meals delivered to your home, Monday through Friday.
  • Fee based on sliding scale. 

 

Senior Box Program - Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank 

  • 412-460-FOOD, ext. 268
  • You can supplement your own fresh food with an assortment of shelf-stable foods: canned vegetables, fruit and juice, protein, pasta and cereal. Call the number above to find out which participating food pantry is right for you. Photo identification and proof of income is required.
  • For households with incomes at or below 130% of FPIG.
  • Learn more 

Senior Center Lunches 

  • Many senior centers serve lunch mid-day, Monday through Friday.
  • Meals are nutritious and may be adjusted for specialized diets.
  • Learn more 


Farmer’s Market Vouchers  

  • 412-350-5460 
  • You must show photo ID for proof of age and residency. We announce the date and location of the voucher distribution in late June. The supply of $20-vouchers is limited.
      


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