The FCCAA Food Bank is Fayette County's designated warehouse for collection and storage of food for the needy. Last year, more than 1.8 million pounds of food were collected and distributed to approximately 9,000 persons Distribution takes place through a network of 49 volunteer food pantries and congregate feeding sites.
Maintaining an adequate level of nutrition within the County is extremely important to the FCCAA Food Bank. Through the network of area agencies, food pantries, and soup kitchens, the FCCAA Food Bank continues its mission of providing proper food and nourishment for the community.
The Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) provides county residents aged 60 and over as well as breast feeding postpartum women, and children ages 5-6 food boxes filled with healthy and nutritious foods such as fresh fruits and vegetables, canned foods and cheese once a month. The goal of CSFP is to supplement diets and to improve the overall health of the participants.
You can also contact us by email to learn more about our Food Bank programs.
Nutrition Education Program
The Nutrition Education Program works in conjunction with the Fayette County Community Action Agency Food Bank Program to ensure that food recipients obtain the knowledge necessary to maximize the benefit they will receive from the food provided. This collaboration is an important way to reach individuals in need throughout the County.
Feel free to contact us by email to learn more about our NEP program.
Myth: SNAP is prone to fraud.
FACT: The recipient fraud rate in Pennsylvania is less than 0.1%.
Myth: People receiving SNAP are lazy.
FACT: 85% of families receiving SNAP benefits have at least one worker in the home. Over 50% have two or more workers.
Myth: Most SNAP recipients don’t need this help.
FACT: 50% of SNAP households have children, 28% have seniors, and 49% have someone with a disability.
Myth: People don’t care about SNAP.
FACT: 82% of the public – across the political spectrum – supports maintaining or increasing government funding for food assistance programs.
The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) better known by it's former name of Food Stamps, helps individual and families make ends meet. More Information on SNAP is available. Call our agency for help applying. 724-430-6452
The nutrition component of the Aging Program consists primarily of congregate and homebound meals. Aging Program funds are derived from the Southwestern Pennsylvania Area Agency on Aging, the United Way of South Fayette, donations and volunteer support. The two full-time Centers prepare almost 300 meals daily for homebound delivery by volunteers to the shut-in elderly. More than 150 meals are prepared daily by the four centers for congregate consumption. Each center also offers a variety of social, recreational, and educational programming. Participation in the Aging Program is contingent on being 60 years of age or older or being the spouse of an older adult.
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In six clinics geographically dispersed throughout the county, FCCAA provides clients with individualized nutrition counseling, food vouchers, an assessment of each client's health status, appropriate health counseling, health care referral as well as other support and information services needed by many new mothers following delivery and during the first years of parenting. Care is taken to encourage pregnant women to breastfeed their children. Breastfeeding mothers are provided individual and group counseling to share feelings and experiences and to reduce problems that could inhibit successful breastfeeding. Pregnant and parenting teens are provided extra support, individual and group counseling, parenting education and case management to reduce risk of repeat pregnancy, dropping out of school and to encourage good social and career goal formation. Email us for more information