The Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh shares a deep commitment to ending hunger in the Pittsburgh region. Hunger Services offers three programs to help secure food for your family, including Emergency Food Assistance (EFA), Food for Early Development (FED), and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). These services are provided to individuals or families who reside in Allegheny, Beaver, Butler, Greene, Lawrence, Washington or Westmoreland Counties.
EMERGENCY FOOD ASSISTANCE (EFA)
The EFA helps eligible families living in Allegheny County get food when the need is greatest. The EFA is the official neighborhood food pantry referral agent for the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank (GPCFB). The EFA refers eligible family living in Allegheny County to a broad network of neighborhood food pantries and community feeding facilities. Use of the emergency pantry is a once-a-year safety net, but every family served is given a neighborhood food pantry referral.
FOOD FOR EARLY DEVELOPMENT (FED)
FED helps eligible families that do not receive WIC benefits. FED offers baby formula, soft foods, diapers, bottles, and wipes.
SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (SNAP)
SNAP is available with pre-screening & enrollment in the program. SNAP is funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare, Office of Income Maintenance. The mission of SNAP is to provide economic and nutritional benefits through “America’s best defense against hunger.”
To access these services, call 1-866-395-3663. Messages are recorded 24 hours a day. Applications for SNAP can be taken by phone.