VYH Requesting Food Donations during Partial Government Shutdown

food donations

VYH clients receiving Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits recently received an early disbursement for the month of February.

“SNAP is the nation’s most important anti-hunger program. Without it, 1.8 million Pennsylvanians would have greater trouble affording food for themselves and their families,” said PA DHS Secretary Teresa Miller. “This early payment allows us to get SNAP recipients their benefits for February, but they will have to make this payment last for an undefined period as the shutdown continues.”

Payments beyond February will be determined based on the availability of USDA funds. DHS is awaiting information from the USDA on plans for March benefits should the partial federal government shutdown continue.

Because of this uncertainty, Valley Youth House is requesting donations of the following non-perishable food, so that our clients can provide for their families:

-peanut butter
-pop-top canned food (soup, vegetables, tuna, chicken, beans)
-mac and cheese
-fruit cups
-snacks for kids (granola bars, apple sauce, juice boxes, crackers)
-cooking oils
-instant mashed potatoes
-meals in a box
-shelf-stable and powdered milk

Non-perishable food donations can be delivered to the following VYH locations:

3400 High Point Blvd., Bethlehem, PA 18017
M-F 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

1500 Sansom St., Suite 300A, Philadelphia, PA 19102
M-F 10:00 am – 5:00 pm