Programs such as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, the Women, Infants and Children Program, and food banks — provide groceries and money to buy groceries.
Ensuring children have the nutrition they need is key to healthy development. Food insecurity in kids is linked to behavioral challenges, health problems, and repeating grades in elementary school. School meal programs, food banks, summer meals, and more aim to keep Pennsylvania kids from going hungry.
FOR OLDER ADULTS
One in six older adults in the U.S. struggles with hunger, and they’re less likely than younger adults to ask for assistance. Help can be found via senior centers, senior boxes, and more.