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.
  • Requests for assistance are at a record high so our response time may be several days. Our team is working remotely but rest assured a specialist will respond as soon as possible.

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.

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.
PA will start distributing new school meals benefits in May! FAQ: P-EBT for the 2020-2021 school year (3/17/2021) - Get answers to frequently asked questions about P-EBT — aid for PA families eligible for free or reduced-price school meals.
US Treasury check via Flickr/frankieleo https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/ 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.
COVID-19: Changes to SNAP/Food Stamps PA Food Stamp recipients may get a second payment this month (4/8/2020) - Updated 4/7/21: All households that receive SNAP benefits will get an extra monthly payment on your EBT card to help you buy food during the COVID-19 crisis.
1040 tax form What you need to know about tax filing and the 2020 stimulus checks (4/7/2020) - We suspended in-person free tax filing assistance due to coronavirus safety measures, but we’re working hard to get you the info and help you need. (Post updated since publication.)
illustration of paying for groceries online (via pxhere/mohamed hassan) Grocery shopping with food stamps during a pandemic (4/3/2020) - The ability to shop online for groceries with food stamps is more than just a convenience. During this pandemic, it’s possibly a matter of life and death.
person raising hand out of ocean for help (via pixabay/Gerd Altmann) Resources to help people through the coronavirus pandemic (3/31/2020) - Information on public assistance programs, emergency relief measures, and other resources to help you through the economic impact of COVID-19.

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