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No one should ever go hungry when there is good quality food available. That’s why Eastern PA Trans Equity Project provides food assistance to transgender people in need. We also provide food help to the parents of transgender children.

Food grants are provided by mail to qualified applicants in the form of grocery store gift cards that may be redeemed at local stores.

Once an application is received and reviewed emergency food assistance grants are typically mailed to approved applicants within 3 working days.

Grants are subject to the availability of funds and applicants for transgender emergency food grants must meet the following qualifications:

  • Applicant must be transgender a transgender person to apply
  • Applicant must demonstrate need
  • Applicants must reside in Lehigh, Northampton, Monroe, Montgomery, Berks, Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Lancaster, Luzerne, Lackawanna, Wayne, Pike, Carbon, Columbia, Schuylkill, Bradford, Wyoming, Montour, Northumberland, Lebanon, Sullivan, Tioga, Susquehanna, Lycoming, Adams, Cumberland, Dauphin, Juniata, Perry, Snyder, Union, and York County in Pennsylvania. Applications from other localities will be declined.
  • We do not serve Philadelphia at this time
  • EPTEP reserves the right to decline or approve all applications.

You must be a transgender person to apply. All other applications will not be considered.

Food Assistance Application

Supportive Services For Transgender Pennsylvanians

The Eastern PA Trans Equity Project (EPTEP) serves transgender and gender diverse people throughout eastern Pennsylvania including the Lehigh Valley and surrounding areas. This includes the Cities of Allentown, Bethlehem, Easton and more.

In addition to Emergency Food Assistance, we offer Legal Name Change Assistance, Scholarship Programs, and Educational Programs to people in Lehigh County, Northampton County, Monroe County, Carbon County, Schuylkill County and other areas of Pennsylvania.

If you would like more information about our services or to have an EPTEP member speak at one of your events, please contact us today!

We Are building A Strong Transgender Community in the Lehigh Valley

If you would like to meet and enjoy the company of other transgender people and our allies be sure to check out our Peer-led Support Groups.

One such group is Lehigh Valley Transgender Renaissance. It offers a monthly meet-up for gender diverse people. Offering companionship, informative speakers, social time, and snacks it is a great way to gain companionship and learn from others.