Get help during the coronavirus pandemic

Just Harvest is continuing to provide help with SNAP/food stamps, Medicaid, and TANF/cash assistance applications as well as case advocacy and eligibility screenings.

  • Leave your name and contact info and the best time to reach you Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm at (412) 431-8960 (option 3) or by filling out the form on this page.

Just Harvest is also putting out information (below) on updates to key programs that are assisting households with the economic impact of the COVID-19 crisis. Check back as this page will be updated whenever we have a new post.

P-EBT for PA School Kids is Approved! First payments are likely to go out sometime in June. | Just Harvest and Coaltion Against Hunger FAQ about Pandemic EBT (P-EBT) for the 2021-2022 school year in Pennsylvania (6/22/2022) - Get answers to frequently asked questions about P-EBT — aid for PA families eligible for Free or Reduced-Price school meals — for the 2021-22 school year.
What's the Expanded Child Tax Credit? It’s not too late to claim the 2021 Child Tax Credit (6/8/2022) - The Child Tax Credit (CTC) was expanded for 2021 to help people through the COVID-19 pandemic and address child poverty.
COVID-19: Changes to SNAP/Food Stamps PA Food Stamp recipients *will* get a second payment this month (6/2/2022) - All SNAP households will get an extra monthly payment as long as an emergency declaration is in place due to the pandemic. (updated 4/18/22)
1040 tax form What you need to know about the first and second stimulus checks for your 2020 taxes (6/10/2021) - Answers to frequently asked questions about the first two stimulus payments from the federal government to help people through the COVID-19 pandemic.
judge's gavel and lawsuit PA SNAP households denied emergency allotments will now get them (5/7/2021) - PA Dept. of Human Services (DHS) is paying retroactive emergency allotments to SNAP households who were denied them from September 2020 to March 2021.
File your taxes now if you didn’t receive the full pandemic stimulus payments (3/30/2021) - Even if you don’t normally file taxes, you should file for a stimulus payment right away. You could get money from the IRS even if you don’t have earnings!
hand holding calculator, stack of bills American Rescue Plan: What aid struggling households can expect (3/24/2021) - Pres. Biden’s $1.9 trillion aid package will deliver financial assistance to those in need. Here’s an explainer of the direct relief it contains.
US Treasury check via Flickr/frankieleo What you need to know about tax filing and the $600 stimulus checks (1/20/2021) - Here are answers to frequently asked questions about the stimulus payments Congress authorized in its December 2020 COVID relief package.
Just Harvest news release Just Harvest Celebrates Long-Sought COVID Relief Bill, Additional Measures Needed (12/22/2020) - The package contains powerful public policies to help suffering American households, but pervasive hunger and poverty will likely continue.
Man hand open an empty wallet via flickr Marco Verch Cash Assistance options during COVID-19 (5/8/2020) - What can people waiting for unemployment benefits, or who aren’t eligible for them, do to pay their bills? There are options.

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