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Location & Contact Numbers

535 East Main Street
Somerset, PA 15501

Toll Free Line:
1-800-452-0148

Direct Line:
1-814-445-9628

Fax Line:
1-814-443-3690

Somerset County Food Program

State Food Purchase Program (SFPP)

Pennsylvania leads all states in providing food assistance for the needy under the SFPP.  The program provides cash grants to counties for the purchase and distribution of food to low income individuals.  It is intended to supplement the efforts of food pantries, soup kitches, food banks, feeding programs, shelters for the homeless and similar organizations to reduce hunger.

 Pennsylvania is one of a small number of states in the nation to provide state revenues for an emergency assistance food program for its low-income citizens.  This is the largest program of its kind and it reflects the commonwealth's determination to address problems related to nutrition and hunger.  Grants are allocated to the County Commissioners for the purchase of food at wholesale, competitively bid prices, or better.

Who Should Participate?
 Churches, community groups, civic groups, and other non-profit organizations can distribute these foods.

Residents of households receiving any of the following may be eligible for this service:

• Unemployment compensation


• Food stamps


• Cash assistance


• Medical assistance


• Household income is at or below 150% of the U.S. poverty level


• Those experiencing a crisis situation, such as fire are also eligible



Regulations:

 Proof of Residence (Photo ID), Social Security numbers of recipients, and Proof of income are required.

 No food purchased through the program may be sold or offered for sale, or in exchange for property or services.  The Lead Agency is responsible for services where there are gaps in the delivery of services.  Priority is placed for purchase of readily consumable PA food products.  See the food standards list for the food items allowable for purchase with SFPP funds.  Transportation, storage and related administration costs up to a maximum of eight percent of the total county allocation are also allowable program costs.
 

Food Pantries of Somerset County

Pantry List

Berlin Pantry

610 Main Street
Berlin PA 15530
US

Boswell Pantry

301 Center Street
Boswell PA 15531
US

Confluence Pantry

711 Logan Place
Confluence PA 15424
US

Hollsopple Pantry

107 Stevens Lane
Hollsopple PA 15935
US

Meyersdale Pantry

355 Center Street
Meyersdale PA 15552
US

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Shade/Central City Pantry

785 Lohr Street
Central City PA 15926
US

Somerset Pantry

918 Tayman Avenue
Somerset PA 15501
US

Windber Food Pantry

401 Jackson Avenue
Windber PA 15963
US

PANTRY

LOCATION

HOURS OF OPERATION

SERVICE AREA / SCHOOL DISTRICT

Berlin

Trinity United
Church of Christ

610 Main Street

Berlin, PA 15530

9:00am - 11:00am

Every Wednesday

Berlin and Shanksville

Boswell Helping Hands

301 Center Street Boswell, PA 15531

9:00am - 12:00 Noon Every Thursday

North Star Area

Confluence

711 Logan Place Confluence, PA 15424

9:00am - 12:00 Noon Last Friday

Turkeyfoot Valley

Hollsopple St. Francis Sharing & Caring

Whistler Street (Old Bank Building) Hollsopple, PA 15935

9:00am - 3:00pm

1st Monday & 1st Wednesday

Conemaugh Township Area

Meyersdale Casselman Valley Helpers

Zion Lutheran Church 355 Center Street Meyersdale, PA 15552

9:00am - 10:00am Every Friday

Meyersdale, Garrett, & Salisbury Area

Shade / Central City

785 Lohr Street Missionary Church Central City, PA 15926

9:00am - 11:00am

2nd Saturday

Shade - Central City

Somerset

Trinity Lutheran Church 918 Tayman Avenue Somerset, PA 15501

8:00am - 11:00am Every Wednesday

Rockwood & Somerset

Windber

2010 Somerset Avenue Windber, PA 15963 (Compassion House)

9:00am - 11:30am

1st & 3rd Tuesday

Windber Area