Tapestry of Health currently offers FREE SNAP application assistance in the following counties: Columbia, Cumberland, Juniata, Mifflin, Montour, Northumberland, Perry, Snyder, Somerset and Union.


WE CAN DO EVERYTHING OVER THE PHONE...NO NEED FOR AN IN-PERSON APPOINTMENT...ONLY TAKES ABOUT 20 MINUTES!


CALL 1-833-834-2900 for assistance or

complete the online referral form and someone will contact you.


Our Community Outreach Educators will:

  • Pre-screen you for SNAP eligibility
  • Assist you with a SNAP application (only takes about 20 minutes over the phone)
  • Submit your SNAP application electronically on the COMPASS website
  • Follow-up throughout the SNAP process


Frequently Asked Questions

What is SNAP?

​The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) helps Pennsylvanians buy food. People in eligible low-income households can obtain more nutritious diets with SNAP increasing their food purchasing power at grocery stores and supermarkets. Those who are eligible receive an Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) ACCESS Card to make food purchases.


​How do I apply for SNAP?

WE CAN DO EVERYTHING OVER THE PHONE…NO NEED FOR AN IN-PERSON APPOINTMENT…ONLY TAKES ABOUT 20 MINUTES!


CALL 1-833-834-2900 for assistance or complete the online referral form and someone will contact you.

If you prefer to apply directly, please apply using the option below that best suits you.  If you do not know if you are eligible, you may still apply.


How do SNAP benefits work?
SNAP benefits are placed in an electronic account that only the recipient can use. This system is called Electronic Benefits Transfer, or EBT. The eligible household receives the Pennsylvania EBT ACCESS card, which allows withdrawals for food purchases at grocery stores and supermarkets. The store uses the EBT ACCESS card to electronically subtract purchases from the SNAP account. The eligible household can only spend the amount that is in the account. This is not a credit card.


What are the income eligibility requirements?
To get SNAP benefits, your income has to be under certain limits. We will review the income limits with you as part of the pre-screening process.


CALL 1-833-834-2900 for assistance or complete the online referral form and someone will contact you.

SNAP households may receive deductions from their gross income for things like housing costs, child or dependent care payments, and medical expenses more than $35 for older adults or people with disabilities.

What should I do if I need food right away?