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Meals

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.

Home-Delivered Meals

    • 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.

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