One of the major initiatives of the CPH is to address Social Determinant of Health Needs in our community, which includes food education and security. In 2020, community leaders participated in a Local Foods Local Places Technical Assistance program facilitated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), and project partners. The workshop focused on building and strengthening institutions and partnerships to advance our local food systems, which include some of the following initiatives:

  • Developing a resource inventory of food related resources and educational materials
  • Expanding nutrition and education
  • Addressing food insecurity
  • Using food as Economic Driver
  • Expanding community gardens
  • Promoting and expanding Farmer’s Markets
  • Exploring grants and best practice opportunities

Food Questions?

If you have any food questions, contact Local Food Systems Coordinator Nan McNinney at or 814-535-5156 ext. 3

SNAP Income Requirements:


Household Size Monthly Gross Income
1 $2,430
2 $3,288
3 $4,144
4 $5,000
5 $5,858
6 $6,714
7 $7,570
8 $8,428
9 $9,286
10 $10,144
Each additional member +$858

**Income updated as of October 1, 2023

Self-Referral Form

Below are two links to referral forms for food-related resources. Both links are online referral forms that are sent to the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank (GPCFB) or the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank (CPFB). The links will not sign you up for SNAP benefits. Someone will contact you from the Food Bank to complete the paperwork.

If you live in Cambria, Indiana, Clearfield, or Somerset County use the Pittsburgh link. If you live in Blair, Bedford, or Centre County use the Central Pennsylvania link.

Get Involved

Community garden, Farming, Livestock

Are you interested in starting or getting involved with a community garden or small farm?

Cooking Ambassadors

Do you have a passion for cooking healthy meals for you and your family? Join our ambassador program and you can share your passion with your neighbors. We will provide the recipes and ingredients you provide the passion!

Proxy System

Have you always wanted to help your neighbors but aren’t sure how? Food pantries need proxies to deliver meal boxes to elderly and homebound citizens. Fill out the form and we will match you with a pantry!