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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
  • 2-1-1
  • Access food benefit programs

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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.
  • Shelters/housing
  • Food/clothing
  • Rent/utility assistance
  • Transportation
  • Opioid abuse information
  • Early intervention services
  • Mental health services
  • Development
  • Legal/consumer
  • Credit counseling
  • Public assistance programs
  • Aging parent assistance
  • Where to donate food, clothes, furniture, & time
  • Support groups
  • And more
Connecting with community services is as easy as dialing 2-1-1. Learn more
SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, "Food Stamps”)

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.
WIC (The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children)

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
Senior Box (CSFP, Commodity Supplemental Food Program)

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

Summer Lunch (SFSP, Summer Food Service Program)

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 (Home-bound Delivery Program)

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

National School Breakfast and Lunch Program

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.

Do you qualify? If you are receiving Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits, your child automatically qualifies for free school meals.

Application Process: If you are earning at or below current Income Eligibility Guidelines listed below,  contact your school to fill out a school meal application. The school will process your application and issue an eligibility determination.

In order to qualify, you must have an annual household income (before taxes) that is below the following amounts:

Household Size* Maximum Income Level (Per Year)
1 $22,459
2 $30,451
3 $38,443
4 $46,435
5 $54,427
6 $62,419
7 $70,411
8 $78,403

*For households with more than eight people, add $7,992 per additional person. Always check with the appropriate managing agency to ensure the most accurate guidelines.

 

 

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