Get Food or Formula

There are organizations and services in Allegheny County that can help you purchase groceries or provide you with healthy food and formula.

WIC (Women, Infants, and Children) Program

Eligible families can qualify for a number of health and nutrition programs through WIC (Women, Infants and Children Program) including: ~Individualized nutrition education~Supplemental nutritious foods and infant formula~Breastfeeding support~and more! Learn more about WIC by watching this 30 second video.

eWIC EBT cards can be used at participating grocery stores for infant formula, milk, eggs, cheese, cereal, juices and other nutritious foods. 

Find the local WIC office location closest to you.

The Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank

The Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank provides access to healthy, nutritious food to families at neighborhood food pantries in various locations throughout Allegheny County.  The Market, open six days a week and located in Duquesne, is the Food Bank’s on-site food pantry where people can shop for groceries with a shopping buddy at no cost. For more information on The Market hours.

The food bank not only focuses on food access, but also assists with referrals and other resources such as SNAP, LIHEAP, Medical Assistance and more. 

Learn about how the food bank can connect you to many resources all in one call at 412-460-3663 x655.

Just Harvest

The Just Harvest Fresh Access program enables farmers market shoppers to use their EBT card to buy fresh, nutritious, and locally-produced food. Food Bucks provided by Just Harvest give EBT shoppers an extra $2.00 to spend on fruits and veggies for every $5.00 they spend. Fresh Access services are available in Allegheny County at 15 farmers markets during the season typically running May to November. 

Just Harvest also provides connections to other services such as tax prep.  To learn more visit Just Harvest’s free assistance programs page.

Sign up for SNAP (food stamps)

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) helps Pennsylvanians buy food. Eligible families  can obtain more nutritious diets with SNAP increasing their food purchasing power at grocery stores and supermarkets.

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, call The Greater Pittsburgh Food Bank at 412-460-3663  ext. 655, or find another COMPASS Community Partner to assist you.