In a crisis, knowing where to turn can be a challenge. Get connected to resources that will help you find food, access 2-1-1 a statewide information & referral database, and learn more about eligibility requirements for government assistance programs designed to combat hunger and food insecurity.
- Find food
- Access food benefit programs
How to use our mapEnter your ZIP code, select category filters, and you’re on your way to finding food near you.
Connecting with community services is as easy as dialing 2-1-1.2-1-1 is a free one-stop information and referral service for Monroe County that provides easy access to human services in our community.
- Rent/utility assistance
- Opioid abuse information
- Early intervention services
- Mental health services
- Credit counseling
- Public assistance programs
- Aging parent assistance
- Where to donate food, clothes, furniture, & time
- Support groups
- And more
The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) helps eligible individuals and families to afford healthier food options by offering food-purchasing assistance. Learn more about SNAP
- SNAP Hotline: 1-800-692-7462 or 1-800-451-5886 TDD
- Do You Qualify? Your household must meet certain requirements to be eligible for SNAP and receive benefits. To see if you are eligible, visit the pre-screening tool provided by the USDA Food and Nutrition Service website.
- Monroe County Assistance Office – PA Department of Human Services 1972 West Main St. Suite 101 Stroudsburg, PA 18360 570-424-3030 Accepts walk-in applications, or you can apply online.
The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) improves the lives of families by providing healthy foods, health care and social welfare referrals, breastfeeding support and nutrition education. See the WIC fact sheet WIC Income Guidelines
- WIC Hotline: 1-800-WIC-WINS (942-9467)
- Do You Qualify? Pregnant, postpartum, and breastfeeding women, infants, and children up to age 5 who meet certain requirements are eligible. Requirements include income eligibility, state residency, and determined by a health professional to be at “nutrition risk”.
- Monroe County WIC Office(s) East Stroudsburg Center 175 East Brown Street, Suite 205 East Stroudsburg, PA 18301 570-424-8784
The Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) works to improve the health of low-income elderly persons at least 60 years of age by supplementing their diets with nutritious USDA Foods. CSFP prevents vulnerable seniors from having to choose between food and other basic needs. Senior Box USDA Fact Sheet Do you qualify? Seniors with income at or below the 130% of Federal Poverty Guidelines may qualify for this program based on the availability of boxes in each community. To find out more information about the CSFP Program in your community, contact: Second Harvest Food Bank 6969 Silver Crest Road Nazareth, PA 18064 Phone: 484.287.4015 Fax: 484.287.4011 Monday – Friday: 7:00 AM – 4:00 PM Saturday & Sunday: Closed
The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) was created to ensure children in low-income areas are receiving nutritious meals when school is not in session.
- Do you qualify? Children 18 and younger may may receive free meals and snacks through SFSP. Meals and snacks are also available to persons with disabilities, over age 18, who participate in school programs for people who are mentally or physically disabled.
- To find a summer meal site near you:
- Call 2-1-1
- Text “FOOD” or “COMIDA” to 877877
- http://www.fns.usda.gov/summerfoodrocks NOTE: Sites are added and removed throughout the summer. Please check back often for updated information.
Meals on Wheels meal delivery programs are committed to serving well balanced healthy meals to our neighbors in need who are unable to shop or prepare meals on their own due to a physical or mental conditions that keep them home-bound. Do you qualify? Eligibility requirements vary from program to program. Contact local meal delivery program for more information. Monroe County Meals On Wheels Website: http://monroemeals.com/ Address: 901 Polk Valley Rd Stroudsburg, PA 18360 Phone: 570-424-8794 Pike County Area Agency on AgingWebsite: http://www.pikeaaa.org/homebound-meal-delivery Address: 150 Pike County Blvd Lords Valley PA 18428 Phone: 570-775-5550 or 1-800-233-8911
Wayne County Area Agency on Aging Website: http://aging.waynecountypa.gov/423/Home-Delivered-Meal-Services Address: 323 Tenth Street Honesdale, PA 18431 Phone: 570-253-4262
The National School Lunch Program provides nutritionally balanced, low-cost or free lunches to children who live in income eligible households during the school year.
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