Meals at Senior Community Centers
- Meals are available at nearly 600 Senior Community Centers throughout Pennsylvania.
- Nutritious meals are available to individuals age 60 and older and their spouses.
- Meals are usually served once a day around noon.
- Meals meet the needs of people who watch their diet because of heart disease or diabetes.
- Meals are provided free of charge but consumers may choose to give a donation.
- Call the center in your area to make a reservation or stop in to see what the center has to offer you.
- Meals can be delivered to an eligible individual's home.
- The individual or a family member is interviewed to determine eligibility.
SNAP Program (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program)
- SNAP is the new name for the Food Stamp program.
- Eligible seniors use these benefits to buy food which increases their purchasing power at grocery stores and supermarkets.
- Seniors participating in the SNAP program are also eligible for monthly food boxes
- Eligibility Requirements
Pennsylvania Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program
- This program provides low-income older adults with four checks to buy fresh farm food grown in Pennsylvania.
- The age requirement is 60 years or older
- The senior must meet eligibility guidelines
- Each eligible senior may receive four $5.00 checks for a total benefit of $20.00 one time during the program year.
- Married couples are eligible to receive eight $5.00 checks for a total benefit of $40.00 one time during the program year.
TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT MEALS AND OTHER SERVICES AVAILABLE IN YOUR AREA, CONTACT YOUR LOCAL AREA AGENCY ON AGING.