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Meals at Senior Community Centers

    • Meals are available at the over 500 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.

In-Home Meals

    • Meals can be delivered to an eligible individual's home.
    • The individual or a family member is interviewed to determine eligibility.   

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

    • Eligible seniors can use these benefits to buy food at local grocery stores and supermarkets.
    • Seniors participating in the SNAP program are also eligible for monthly food boxes. 
    • Contact the SNAP helpline at 1-800-692-7462 to get started.

Pennsylvania Senior Food Box Program

    • Low-income, eligible seniors can receive a box of nutritious food monthly from local distribution sites. 
    • Each box contains nutrient-rich foods like shelf-stable milk, juice, grain, protein, and canned fruits and vegetables.
    • The age requirement is 60 years or older, and the senior must meet income eligibility guidelines.
    • Interested seniors should fill out the self-certification form and submit it via email at​ using the subject line "Senior Food Box Application." The application will be routed to the appropriate food bank providing service in the applicant's county of residence.
    • For more information on this program, contact the Department of Agriculture at 800-468-2433 or visit

Pennsylvania Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program

    • This program provides low-income older adults with checks to buy fresh fruits and vegetables grown in Pennsylvania.
    • The age requirement is 60 years or older, and the senior must meet income eligibility guidelines.
    • Each eligible senior receives five $10.00 checks for a total benefit of $50.00 one-time during the program year. 
    • Checks are distributed annually between June 1 and September 30. The last day for redemption is November 30.
    • For more information or to locate participating markets, please visit the PA Department of Agriculture.

For more information about meal programs in your area, use the​​ Area Agency on Aging Locator and contact the AAA serving your local county.