Postby msutton89 » Sun Mar 29, 2020 11:02 am

Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding offered these specific instructions for those seeking emergency food assistance.

Who is eligible to get food from a food bank or food pantry? If you are out of work without pay, you are eligible to receive food sourced from the state and federal government from a food bank or food pantry in Pennsylvania. This includes service workers who are unable to get shifts or hourly wage employees of non-essential businesses that have voluntarily closed due to COVID-19 mitigation. You will be asked to verbally complete a Self-Declaration of Need form. You will be asked to provide your household size and weekly income level as of the day you apply.

Will food banks be open? Food banks are open and delivering food to many agencies, including pantries, shelters, and soup kitchens. Please call or visit the website of your regional food bank to be directed to agencies in your community. Many food banks are also doing special drive-through distributions. Please call for more information.

Where can I find a food bank or food pantry near me? Contact the following:

Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank
1 North Linden St.
Duquesne, PA 15110
(412) 460-3663

Salvation Army Kittanning Food Pantry
205 S. Jefferson St.
Kittanning PA 16201
Call to make an appointment
Phone: (724)543-6622

Armstrong County Community Action
705 Butler Rd.
Kittanning PA 16201
Phone: (724)548-5762

Freeport Council of Churches
102 Fifth Street
Freeport PA 16229
Phone: (724)295-5461
Services Provided: Food Pantry
Distribution Hours: 1st Tuesday, 4 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

How do I get food from a food bank if I can’t leave my house because I am under isolation or quarantine? If you or a family member is under isolation or quarantine, contact your local food bank to see if they have options to deliver food. If you are concerned about potential exposure, there are steps you and food banks can take to limit risk.

What do I do if my local food pantry is closed? You can go to another food pantry in your area, but check with your local food bank first to ensure other local food pantries are open.

How will students access meals while schools are closed? Visit the Pennsylvania Department of Education's website at https://www.education.pa.gov for information on accessing meals for students.
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