Food, Transportation and Other Essentials
Find food or get a ride to an appointment.
Drive-up food distribution and meal delivery
Sign up for SNAP (food stamps)
- Apply online
- Fill out and submit a paper application in-person at your county assistance office.
You can apply if you are head of your household or a spouse. A friend or relative can also apply on your behalf. Learn more about how SNAP works.
Food and essentials for pregnant individuals and new parents
Get transportation to an appointment
Start with the Medical Assistance Transportation Program (MATP)
If you live in Allegheny County and are receiving Medicaid, you may be eligible for free public transportation (bus, subway, incline) ahead of time tickets, or reimbursement for your use of public transportation/private vehicle, or free door-to-door service when medically necessary via a shared ride.
MATP is required by law to provide the least costly, most appropriate transportation service available.
- Call 1-888-547-MATP (6287) Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. or
- Fill out the application (MATP application for adults) (MATP application for anyone younger than 18) sign it and email to: MATP@alleghenycounty.us. You can also drop it off at the Human Services Building at One Smithfield Street on the 1st floor.