Pandemic Electronic Benefits Transfer (P-EBT) Information:
COVID-19 relief packages recently passed by the United States Congress contain numerous benefits for families financially impacted by the pandemic. Some of these benefits are available to students who are eligible for free or reduced-price school meals. If you believe your school-aged child(ren) may qualify for free or reduced-price meals this school year and have not yet submitted the application for free or reduced-price meals to the school, we encourage you to do so as soon as possible. Please go to schoolcafe.com to submit an application online or contact Danielle Panchik at 724-548-7200 for a paper application.
The application will then be used to determine which benefits your child(ren) and/or household may be eligible to receive. Please be aware that applying for free or reduced price meals will not impact meals that your child(ren) currently receives through the school.
Please DO NOT contact the PA Department of Education or Armstrong School District as the Department of Human Services is the state agency responsible for the P-EBT Program and they will research and respond to all inquiries. You can find more information by visiting the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services P-EBT website. If you have questions about this program, please email RA-PWPEBTQuestions@pa.gov.
For more information regarding P-EBT benefits, please click the link below to access the PA Department of Human Services.
The Department of Human Services is the state agency responsible for the P-EBT program. Be sure to include your child's name, school, date of birth and meal eligibility/enrollment information (i.e. received free or reduced meals and enrolled at ASD as of March 16, 2020).
Q & A for P-EBT Information for the P-EBT cards being issued. Click on link below!!!
Meal Resources are available to families in the Armstrong School District who meet the certain required criteria.
Please see information about the different programs available below!
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
To obtain SNAP benefits, you must apply in the state in which you currently live and you must meet certain requirements, including resource and income limits, which are described on the website. SNAP income and resource limits are updated annually.
Women, Infants and Children (WIC)
To apply for WIC, call the toll-free WIC Hotline 1-800-WIC-WINS to be connected to a WIC office staff member who will answer your questions and schedule your appointment, or you can get started ONLINE! Once your appointment is scheduled, please take the time to review the list of required items needed for your initial visit to the WIC office.
Armstrong Community Action Agency (ACAA)
ACAA is a non-profit organization serving the low-income and disadvantaged. Armstrong Community Action assists individuals with such concerns as nutrition, housing, transportation, education, job training, job placement and self sufficiency.
Office hours: Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Phone number: 724-548-3408
For meal distribution sites and times, please click on the link below and scroll to the bottom of the web page and click on FOOD PROGRAMS.
The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army provides assistance to people in Armstrong County with the following: helping people meet basic needs, empower the youth, help disaster survivors, combat addiction, give hope to families and help fight hunger. For more information please visit our local center's website below!