Data on Pennsylvania food programs.
COMMODITY SUPPLEMENTAL FOOD PROGRAM (CSFP)
PA FARMERS' MARKET NUTRITION PROGRAM (FMNP)
FMNP distributes checks to eligible seniors and Women, Infants & Children (WIC). These checks can be used at participating farm markets and roadside stands to purchase fresh fruits and vegetables which are grown (or are growable) in Pennsylvania.
SCHOOL NUTRITION PROGRAMS (SNP)
SNP provides reimbursement to school districts for nutritious meals to serve to children at reasonable prices.
SPECIAL SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION PROGRAM FOR WOMEN, INFANTS, AND CHILDREN (WIC)
WIC provides Federal grants to States for supplemental foods, health care referrals, and nutrition education for low-income pregnant, breastfeeding, and non-breastfeeding postpartum women, and to infants and children up to age five who are found to be at nutritional risk.
STATE FOOD PURCHASE PROGRAM (SFPP)
The program provides cash grants to counties for the purchase and distribution of food to low income individuals. It is intended to supplement the efforts of food pantries, soup kitchens, food banks, feeding programs, shelters for the homeless and similar organizations to reduce hunger. Data on State Food Purchase Program 2015-2016
SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (SNAP)
These benefits are used to buy food and help eligible low-income households in Pennsylvania obtain more nutritious diets by increasing their food purchasing power at grocery stores and supermarkets. Number of SNAP participants by county
THE EMERGENCY FOOD ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (TEFAP)
The United States Department of Agriculture, or USDA, makes commodity foods available to states. States provide the food to local agencies that directly serve the public (food banks, food pantries, soup kitchens, etc.). The local organizations distribute the food to eligible recipients for household consumption, or use them to prepare and serve meals in a congregate setting. Data on The Emergency Food Assistance Program 2015-2016