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Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

SNAP (formerly known as Food Stamps) helps low-income people buy supplementary food. SNAP benefits are provided on an electronic card that is used like a debit card to buy food at most grocery stores.

Those interested in more information can receive a free confidential screening and complete an application over the phone by calling the SNAP hotline listed below by county.

  • Allegheny County:
  • Pittsburgh Urban League at 1-866-395-3663; or Just Harvest at 412-431-8963.

  • Armstrong County:
  • Armstrong County Community Action Agency at 724-548-3630.

  • Beaver, Butler, Greene, Lawrence, Washington & Westmoreland Counties:
  • Pittsburgh Urban League at 1-866-395-3663.

  • Fayette County:
  • Fayette County Community Action Agency at 724-430-3011.

  • Indiana County:
  • Indiana County Community Action Inc. at 724-465-2657.

  • Somerset County:
  • Family Health Council of Central Pennsylvania, Inc. at 814-443-1901, Ext 1104.


Visit the COMPASS website to complete an application for SNAP online. Additional assistance is available through local food pantries. You can find a local food pantry by visiting our Food Assistance Directory.

For further information on federal nutrition assistance programs, visit the USDA’s website.