Food Assistance Programs
SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program):
SNAP benefits (formerly called food stamps) help people eat healthy by stretching their food dollars at grocery stores and supermarkets. If you qualify, you’ll get a debit card with a monthly amount of money to use for groceries. Benefits are based off income and household size. For additional info about SNAP, contact the York County Assistance Office at 1-800-991-0929. Apply using the link below or contact the Central PA Food Bank SNAP Helpline by calling or texting APPLY/APLICAR to 1-877-999-5964 Mon.-Fri. between 8:00AM-4:00PM.
Senior Farmers Market Program:
This program runs from June 1 through November 30 each year. Seniors must be 60 or older by December 31 of the program year and have income at or below 185% of the U.S. poverty level. Eligible seniors should call their county Aging office for information on distribution of vouchers. Vouchers are distributed on a first come, first serve basis.
Meals for Seniors:
Home delivered meals are available to a York County resident in a non-institutional setting, 60 years of age or older with a disability which prohibits the individual from leaving his/her residence, living alone or with someone who also meets these criteria. Contact the York County Area Agency on Aging at 771-771-9610 for more information.
Women, Infants, & Children (WIC):
This special program helps pregnant women and mothers with children under age 5 with food, health screenings, and nutrition information. Summer vouchers (Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program) are also available to redeem at local farm markets. To apply, call the WIC offices at Community Progress Council: 717-843-7942