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State Food Purchase Program (SFPP)

The following links are forms required to apply for SFPP funding through Mifflin-Juniata Human Services:
 
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​Fiscal Year: July 1, through June 30 

​Fiscal Year ​Mifflin County Juniata County
2015-2016​
2014-2015​ ​$69,838.51​
​2013-2014 $72,646.43​ $25,297.43​​​​
​2012-2013 ​$64,472.94 $22,623.08​
​2011-2012 ​$68,637.00 $24,157.00​
​2010-2011 ​$72,609.00 $24,636.00​
​2009-2010 ​$77,988.00
​2008-2009 ​$77,988.00

 

Background

Pennsylvania is one of the four states in the nation to fund with state revenues an emergency assistance food program for its low-income citizens. This is the largest program of its kind and it reflects the Commonwealth’s determination to address the problem of nutrition and hunger. Grants are allocated to the County Commissioners for distribution

The State Food Purchase Program (SFPP) started in 1982 during the height of the recession to address the subsequent strains placed on volunteer charitable organizations for emergency food distribution during a time of increasing unemployment.

Purpose

The intention is to supplement the efforts of food pantries, soup kitchens, regional food banks, feeding programs, shelters for the homeless and similar organizations in their work to reduce hunger. 

Eligibility

Residents of households receiving any of the following are eligible for this service: unemployment compensation, food stamps, cash assistance, medical assistance, or those whose household income is at or below 150% of the poverty level.  Also eligible are those experiencing a crisis situation, such as fire. 

Target Population

Those who are homeless, low-income, or who are in a crisis situation are the primary recipients of this program.

Program Services

Food may be used in serving meals or in providing groceries.

Restrictions

No food purchased through the program may be sold or offered for sale, or in exchange for property or services.  The Lead Agency is responsible for services where there are gaps in the delivery of services.  Priority is placed for purchase of readily consumable PA food products.  Transportation, storage and related administration costs up to a maximum of 8% of the total county allocation are also allowable program costs.

Service Providers

Abuse Network
P.O. Box 268
Lewistown, PA 17044
Phone: (717) 242-2444
 
New Life/Bible Baptist
101 North Beech Street
Burnham, PA 17009
Phone: (717) 242-1481
Calvary Bible
100 Calvary Lane
Lewistown, PA 17044
Phone: (717) 248-5409
 
Hand of Grace
205 Washington Avenue
Lewistown, PA 17044
Phone: (717) 247-2656
Salvation Army
9 South Dorcas Street
Lewistown, PA 17044
Phone: (717) 248-4403 
 
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