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Food Assistance

Get Nutritious Food for You and Your Family

Compare your household income to the Federal Poverty Income Guidelines (FPIG) to see if you qualify for these programs.

SNAP (Food Stamps) Recipients

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

Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) helps individuals and families make ends meet. epending on income guidelines, SNAP recipients are allotted a specific dollar amount loaded onto a debit card, which gives you the freedom to choose what you eat.

Just Harvest
Just Harvest address hunger in Allegheny County at its root – economic injustice – through a focus on public policy, food access, and community power.

Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh
The Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh shares a deep commitment to ending hunger in the Pittsburgh region.


412 Food Rescue
General Inquiries: 412-407-5287
Food Donation Inquiries: 412-277-3831

412 Food Rescue was founded as a direct response to the disconnect between food waste, hunger and environmental sustainability.

Big Burgh
The Big Burgh is a mobile-optimized web site that pulls together the services that can help the homeless (or those at risk of being homeless) in the City of Pittsburgh.

Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank - Food Directory
412-460-FOOD ext. 456

Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank is committed to providing greater access to fresh fruits and vegetables.

  • Use your ZIP code to search for a nearby food assistance agency.

The Squirrel Hill Community Food Pantry - Kosher Food Needs

Squirrel Hill Community Food Pantry offer nutritious, fresh food on a scheduled basis for those who meet income requirements in the 15217 zip code, as well as providing kosher food for those who keep kosher homes outside of 15217.

Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank - Produce to People
412-460-FOOD ext. 727

Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank holds Produce to People (P2P) distributions. Each month 8,000 households receive 30-50 pounds of produce at 17 distributions throughout southwestern Pennsylvania.

  • You can get a bag(s) of groceries at an Allegheny County location.
  • For households with incomes at or below 150% of FPIG.
Children (18 Years and Younger), Pregnant Women & New Mothers

Summer Food Service Program

The Summer Food Service Program is a federal program providing free meals and fun activities to kids 18 and under during the summer months when school is out of session.

Your child(ren) can get breakfast and lunch during summer recess at many locations throughout Allegheny County.

  • No income limits.
  • Begins after school’s recess.

Women, Infants and Children (WIC) - PA Department of Human Services

Pennsylvania WIC is for women, Infants and Children living in Pennsylvania facing nutrition risk and having household income below income limits for the program.

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.
  • For households with incomes at or below 185% of FPIG.
Adults (60 Years and Older)

Farmers Market Vouchers

The Senior Farmers' Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP) provides $20 in vouchers to a limited number of qualifying, local adults over 60 years of age on a first-come-first-served basis.

Home Delivered Meals

You can get five nutritious, balanced meals delivered to your home each week.

  • Voluntary donation requested.

Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank - Senior Box Program
412-460-FOOD, ext. 268

Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank helps you 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 are required.

  • For households with incomes at or below 130% of FPIG.

Senior Center Lunches

Many Senior Centers serve lunch mid-day, Monday through Friday. Meals are nutritious and may be adjusted for specialized diets.