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Food/ Nutrition/ Breastfeeding

Women, Infant and Children’s Program (WIC):

The WIC program provides supplemental food and nutrition education to ensure the health of low income pregnant and postpartum women, infants and children up to age 5 years. It is a federally funded program and is free to qualifying participants.

Toll Free: 800-WIC-WINS
Columbia Co WIC: 570-752-6935
Montour Co WIC: 570-752-6935
Northumberland Co WIC: 570-988-1945 or
570-648-1521
Snyder Co WIC: 570-374-8261
Union Co WIC: 570-523-6666
www.fns.usda.gov/wic/aboutwic/

School Lunch Program

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) is a federally assisted meal program operating in public and nonprofit private schools and residential child care institutions. It provides nutritionally balanced, low-cost or free lunches to children each school day.
www.fns.usda.gov/cnd/lunch/

School Breakfast Program

Provides cash assistance to States to operate nonprofit breakfast programs in schools and residential childcare institutions. The program operates in more than 72,000 schools and institutions, serving a daily average of some 8.4 million children. It is administered at the Federal level by FNS. State education agencies administer the School Breakfast Program at the State level, and local school food authorities operate it in schools.
www.fns.usda.gov/cnd/breakfast/

Pennsylvania Hunger Action Center

The Pennsylvania Hunger Action Center works to end hunger and to increase opportunities for all Pennsylvanians to meet their food needs with health and dignity.
Hunger Action’s Food Information Line links people in need to food through local pantries or soup kitchens in all sixty-seven Pennsylvania counties. There toll-free number is: 1-800-FOOD-997.
Hunger Action’s Food Stamp Screening Line helps people decide whether to apply for food stamp benefits. Telephone screening is available to residents of 65 Pennsylvania counties (excluding Allegheny and Philadelphia) and is toll-free at: 1-800-634-2033.
www.pahunger.org

Maternity Care Coalition Breastfeeding Site

Provides resources for breastfeeding women and their families.
www.momobile.org/breastfeeding/index.html

La Leche

An international, nonprofit, nonsectarian organization dedicated to providing education, information, support and encouragement to women who want to breastfeed.

www.lllofmd-de-dc.org/index.shtml

Healthy Habits – Healthy Nutrition Choices – Sesame Street Characters

Healthy habits with Sesame Street characters in a web-based activities for children and parents directed at learning to make healthy food choices.
www.sesameworkshop.org/healthyhabits/

Food Stamp Screening Line

To see if eligible for food stamps – 800-634-2033

Food Stamp Program

The Food Stamp Program serves as the first line of defense against hunger. It enables low-income families to buy nutritious food with Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) cards. Food stamp recipients spend their benefits to buy eligible food in authorized retail food stores.

Food Emergency Referral

Through PA Hunger Action ‘Links families in need to food through local pantries or soup kitchens-
www.pahunger.org

County Assistance Offices

County assistance offices help families attain self sufficiency through supports such as cash assistance, food stamps and medical assistance. Individuals can contact the county assistance office in which they reside or apply online at
For more information on services:
Columbia Co Assistance Office: 570-387-4200
Montour Co Assistance Office: 570-275-7430
Northumberland Co Assistance Office: 570-988-5900
Snyder Co Assistance Office: 570-374-8126
Union Co Assistance Office: 570-524-2201

COMPASS

COMPASS–Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Access to Social Services–is a web site that allows individuals and community based organizations access to screen for, apply for, and renew a broad range of social programs including Food Stamps, Health Care, Cash Assistance ect.-see what your family is eligible for!
www.compass.state.pa.us