Butler County

Butler Meals on Wheels
Meals on Wheels is an ideal program for older adults who are homebound and unable to shop for food or physically prepare their own meals. Each meal is nutritionally sound and meets two-thirds of seniors’ Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA). Hours and days of operation vary by location (see list below) but meals are generally served Monday through Friday between 10 a.m. and noon. Consumers are asked to donate an average of $20 to $25 per week for meals. Anyone with limited mobility are eligible to receive benefits, which include nutritious food delivered by caring individuals.

Butler County In-Home Meals on Wheels

Butler Country Meals on Wheels (724) 285-3815 or (724) 285-9573
Connoquenessing Area Meals on Wheels (724) 789-7868
North Meals on Wheels (724) 935-1877
Freeport Area Meals on Wheels (724) 295-2760
Grove City Area Meals on Wheels (724) 458-5371
Moniteau Meals on Wheels (724) 791-2652
Slippery Rock Area Meals on Wheels (724) 458-5371
South Butler Community Meals on Wheels (724) 898-0080
Zelienople Area Meals on Wheels (724) 452-4270
Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank (412) 460-3663 or visit pittsburghfoodbank.org

A federal program, run by the Pennsylvania Association of Regional Food Banks, that provides USDA commodity foods. Each month participants receive a box containing food. Must meet certain criteria to be eligible.

Mom’s Meals
(877) 508-6667

Services are ideal for those managing chronic disease or for those recuperating at home. Each meal is $6.50 plus shipping. Enjoy freshly prepared, nutritious meals delivered right to the home of a loved one.

Senior Center Congregate Meals
Senior centers and their satellite locations throughout Butler County offer congregate meals every week to older adults. Call your local senior center for more information.

Senior Farmer’s Market Nutrition Progam (FMNP)
Butler County Area Agency on Aging
111 Sunnyview Circle, Building 3
Butler, PA 16001
(724) 282-3008 
or (888) 367-2434

By using FMNP checks—administered in Butler County through Butler County Area Agency on Aging—older adults can purchase and enjoy the benefits of locally grown produce. One set of four checks worth $5 each is distributed to eligible seniors each summer at scheduled sites throughout the county. Recipients must be age 60 or older, live in Butler County, not live in a residential facility, and meet income guidelines. Checks are distributed on a first-come, first-served basis. Eligible seniors not physically able to get to a site can designate a proxy to pick up and redeem the checks. Forms are available at the Butler County Area Agency on Aging and on the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture website: agriculture.state.pa.us.

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
SNAP is the federal Food Stamp Program. The program is accessible to low-income individuals and families to buy the food they need for good health. Benefits are provided on an electronic card that is used like an ATM card and accepted at most grocery stores.

SNAP Program Income Guidelines

Household Size Gross Maximum
Monthly Income
Elderly or Disabled Individual in the Household
1         $1,570 $1,962
2         $2,125 $2,656
Each Additional Member       +$555 +$694

Income Limits (before any deductions): 160% of poverty level and 200% if age 60 and older or disabled

If you are in need of food assistance or are having difficulty making ends meet and simply need a nutritious, hot meal, check out these resources below.

Food cupboards

Cabot United Methodist Church Food Bank
(724) 352-2074
Area of Service: Buffalo Twp., Winfield Twp., Clearfield Twp., Saxonburg Boro

Family Life Ministry Church of God of Prophecy
(724) 285-5572 (Food Pickup)
(724) 287-1336 (Church)
Area of Service: Butler Twp., Center Twp., Oakland Twp.

Covenant United Presbyterian Church
(724) 287-7731
Area of Service: Butler City and Immediate Area

Evans City Food Cupboard
(724) 538-0542
Area of Service: Connoquenessing, Forward Twp., Meridian, Renfrew, Callery and Evans City Boro

Gleaners Food Bank
(724) 776-2888
Area of Service: Cranberry Twp.

(724) 586-5554
Area of Service: All of Butler County

Loaves and Fishes Food Cupboard
(724) 287-2378
Area of Service: S. Summit Twp., North Jefferson Twp., Saxonburg

Moniteau Area Food Pantry
(724) 894-2338
Area of Service: Venango Twp., Washington Twp., Clay Twp., Concord Twp., N. Oakland Twp.,
N. Center Twp., Cherry Twp., Marion Twp., E. Concord Twp.

Mount Chestnut Presbyterian Church
(724) 287-7601
Area of Service: Franklin Twp., S. Brady Twp., Prospect Boro

Petroleum Valley Food Cupboard
(724) 445-3574
Area of Service: Donegal Twp., Fairview Twp., Parker Twp., Bruin Boro, Chicora Boro, Fairview Boro, Karns City, Petrolia

Portersville Food and Fellowship for People
(724) 368-9532
Area of Service: Portersville and surrounding area, Muddy Creek Twp.

Salvation Army
(724) 287-5532
Area of Service: Butler City and Immediate Area

Southwest Butler “Zion” Co. Food Cupboard
(724) 453-4184
Area of Service: Lancaster Twp., Jackson Twp., Harmony Boro, Zelienople Boro

St. Vincent de Paul
(724) 431-2842 (Foodbank)
(724) 287-3994 (Church)
Area of Service: Butler City and Immediate Area

Community meals
The following churches in the Butler Area offer a free meal one night per week from 5 to 6 p.m.
Monday through Friday and Sundays. There is no eligibility requirement.

Local providers:
First English Lutheran Church, Corner of N. Main and Brady St., Butler. Mondays.
Call (724) 283-2378.
St. Paul Roman Catholic, 128 N. McKean St., Glenn Hall, (enter from ramp on E. New Castle St.) Butler. Tuesdays. Call (724) 287-1759
St. Andrew’s United Presbyterian Church, 201 E. Jefferson St., (use Cliff St entrance) Butler. First, fourth and fifth Wednesdays. Also, bag lunch at noon Sundays. Call (724) 287-4777.
St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 201 W. Jefferson St., Butler. Thursdays.
Call (724) 287-6741.
First United Methodist Church, 200 E. North St., (enter in rear of building) Butler. Fridays.
Call (724) 283-6160.
New Beginnings Free Methodist Church, 416 Center Ave., Butler. First, fourth and fifth Saturdays. Call (724) 290-2384.
North Street Christian Church, 220 West North St., Butler. Second and third Saturdays. Call (724) 290-2384.

Lunch program
The Salvation Army, 313 W. Cunningham St., Butler, offers a lunch program Monday through Friday 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Call (724) 287-7273 or (724) 287-5532.