Community Action Association of Pennsylvania (CAAP)
The Community Action Association of Pennsylvania is a network that analyzes community needs to identify strategies that will work best in alleviating poverty.
Food Assistance Program and Resources
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
No Pennsylvanian should ever go hungry. The Department of Health is continuing to process applications and benefit renewals for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). Pennsylvanians can apply for SNAP online at the COMPASS website.
Emergency Food Assistance (Food Banks or Food Pantries)
The Department of Agriculture has issued guidance for accessing emergency food assistance for Pennsylvanians at risk of hunger due to measures to slow the spread of COVID-19.
Food Distribution by School Districts
Pennsylvania sought and received approval from the Federal government to allow schools to distribute meals at no cost while closed due to COVID-19. Visit the PA Department of Education website to learn more.
Other Community Resources
Pennsylvania 211: Get Connected. Get Help.
If you need to connect with resources in your community, but don’t know where to look, Pennsylvania 211 is a great place to start. From help with a utilities bill, to housing assistance, after-school programs for kids, and more, you can dial 211 or text your zip code to #898-211 to talk with a resource specialist for free.
- GUIDE: PA’s Response to COVID-19 (PA Department of Human Services)
- Staying Safe and Helping Others During COVID-19 (Red Cross Coronavirus Safety)
- National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster COVID-19 Response
- Pennsylvania Association of Nonprofit Organizations COVID-19 Resources
- Community Action Association of Pennsylvania COVID-19 Resources
- United Way COVID-19 FAQ
- Feeding America COVID-19 Response