OverviewMontco Hunger Solutions is a department of the Share Food Program that operates in Montgomery County. Through state, federal, and private funding we provide food to our network of 26 food cupboards, 7 soup kitchens and 3 shelters (and many more that we work with informally). Montco Hunger Solutions also sponsors the Norristown Farmers Market and Advocates Against Hunger.
For Our ClientsWe can provide information about eligibility for benefits as well as food pantry or soup kitchen locations, hours, and services. We’re happy to help you navigate the emergency food system in Montgomery County. Please note: we do not distribute emergency food and will refer you to a local provider.
Eligibility You must be a resident of Montgomery County and show proof of where you live. Some pantries only serve certain zip codes. Check with your local pantry for details.
Income Guidelines While you will not be asked to show proof, to qualify for government food your income should not exceed 200% of the Federal Income Poverty Guidelines. Note: Some pantries may give additional food from private donations.
PROGRAM CONTACT INFORMATION phone: (610) 628-2000 email: infoMHS@sharefoodprogram.orgLike us on Facebook
Free Produce for Seniors
For Our PartnersWe can assist organizations or individuals with questions about food donation, advocacy, or volunteering. Programs we manage include the State Food Purchase Program, the Commodity Supplemental Food Program, The Emergency Food Assistance Program, the Pennsylvania Agricultural Surplus System, and the Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program. For more information about Pennsylvania emergency food programs visit the Pennsylvania Food Assistance website.
Seniors aged 60 or older who meet income requirements receive checks to use at participating farmers markets from June 1st through November 30th. This program improves nutrition for seniors and provides an important source of income for many small farmers in Pennsylvania. If you live outside of Montgomery County, contact your local Area Agency on Aging office which you can look up here.