There are a wide variety of meal programs available in Pennsylvania that can help with finding places that will deliver meals to your home, locations to eat a meal in the company of others, food pantries, and more. Options include both private pay and publicly funded programs.
Here are some of the types of services that exist:
- Home-delivered meals
- Congregate meals – meals served in a group setting, such as at a day, senior, or community center, or soup kitchen
- Groceries – food pantries, grocery delivery services, and financial assistance
Please call or fill out our contact form to learn more about the services available in your area.
- Area Agencies on Aging
The AAAs, both county and non-profit, are a vital source for information, planning, monitoring, providing cost-effective care, and advocating for Pennsylvania's older citizens. AAAs are community designers and builders of support systems that enable older people to be active and vital in their communities. AAAs also serve as a gatekeeper, providing assessment and options as alternatives to costly institutionalization.
- PALPA (Pennsylvania Living Independence for the Elderly)
"LIFE" stands for "Living Independence for the Elderly," which is a joint Medicare/Medicaid program that provides a comprehensive array of health and support services to qualified seniors who face health challenges that threaten their continued ability to live independently in the community. LIFE is both an insurer and a provider: it replaces any other health insurance you have and directly provides all of the health care and support services you need. LIFE is a better way of meeting your health care and other needs. Today there are LIFE programs serving communities throughout Pennsylvania – with the program becoming available to more seniors all the time.
- PDA (Pennsylvania Department of Aging)
This is the main website for the Pennsylvania Department of Aging. This website includes information related to Aging Services; Recent News; and provides resources for Professionals and Providers.
- DHS (Pennsylvania Department of Human Services)
This is the main website for the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services. The Pennsylvania Department of Human Services's seven program offices administer services that provide care and support to Pennsylvania's most vulnerable citizens. Our mission is to improve the quality of life for Pennsylvania's individuals and families. We promote opportunities for independence through services and supports while demonstrating accountability for taxpayer resources.
COMPASS is an online application that allows Pennsylvanians (Adults and Children) the ability to screen for, apply for, and renew many health and human service programs. They include: Medical Assistance (MA), Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP), Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Home and Community Based Services (HCBS), Long Term Care Services, etc.
- DHS OLTL (Office of Long Term Living)
This website provides information about the types of services and supports funded throughout Pennsylvania by the Department of Human Services Office of Long Term Living (OLTL). The information provided will be helpful for caregivers, people who need rehabilitation and/or personal assistance, and/or people who are planning for future needs. Populations served include individuals over age 60 and individuals with physical/developmental disabilities over age 21.
- LIFE (Living Independence for the Elderly)
This Program offers individuals age 55 and older who are nursing-facility clinically eligible a community-based alternative to nursing home care. This program offers: long-term care, acute care, behavioral health, meals, transportation, and any other services determined necessary to meet the needs of the individual.