Food & Shelter

Find a food pantry: The Pennsylvania Department of Human Services website has a map to help locate the closest food pantry.

Free and Reduced Price School Meals: Schools send school meal applications home at the beginning of each school year. However, you may apply for school meals any time during the school year by submitting an application directly to your school or district. If you receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) or Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) benefits, all of your children who attend school automatically qualify for free school meals.

Homeless Assistance Program: For families in danger of being evicted from their apartment or home, or those experiencing homelessness, the Pennsylvania Homeless Assistance Program has resources and assistance to help.

Pennsylvania Housing and Urban Development (HUD): Get information on homeownership, rental assistance, avoiding foreclosure, and resources to assist those facing homelessness.

Pennsylvania WIC: The Pennsylvania Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) serves Pennsylvania residents who are pregnant women; Breastfeeding women, for up to one year postpartum; Women up to six months postpartum, who are not breastfeeding; or Infants and children under 5 years old, including foster children.

SNAP: The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) helps Pennsylvanians buy food. Those who are eligible receive an Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) ACCESS Card to make food purchases. Experiencing a food emergency and need food right away? Help is available.