Children First’s Report Series on COVID’s Impact on Children – READ THE COUNTY REPORTS HERE

Economic and Food Security in the Suburbs – Hunger

PCCY found that nearly 30,000 more children in the Bucks, Chester, Delaware and Montgomery counties depend on SNAP (Food Stamps) than in 2008.  Also, less than a third of eligible students participate in school breakfast programs.  Click on the links below for a brief summary across all four counties and the full reports.

  • Bucks County – The share of students eligible for free- and reduced-price meals at school increased by 42% from 2008-2012.
  • Chester County –The number of Chester County children enrolled in SNAP increased by nearly 56% from 2009.
  • Delaware County – School breakfast participation in Delaware County public schools dropped by 10% from 2008 to 2012.  Less than one in three eligible students receive breakfast at school.
  • Montgomery County – Children receiving SNAP increased by 53% from 2009.