Food, Transportation and Other Essentials

Find food or get a ride to an appointment.

Drive-up distribution, meal delivery & other food resources

Start with the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank

Search the Allegheny County Food Map by neighborhood for free food distribution sites meal delivery.

Sign up for SNAP (food stamps)

Start with The Pennsylvania Department of Human Services

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.

Need help filling out the application? Contact Just Harvest at 412-431-8960 (option 3), fill out this online form or find another COMPASS Community Partner to assist you.

If you qualify for SNAP, you also qualify to receive 50% off transit fares with PRT. Apply here.

Food and essentials for pregnant individuals and new parents

Start with Hello Baby

If you are pregnant or have a young child, you may quality for the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Program. Fill out this short form or call 412-350-5801. Learn more about getting started with WIC.

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.

Other helpful resources

Have a question or concern about services?

DHS Director's Action Line specialists are available Monday - Friday 8AM - 5PM.

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