Hunger Facts


Hunger is a VERY REAL issue for our neighbors RIGHT HERE in Lancaster County.

In Lancaster County:

  • Population: 536,494
    • 10.2% live below the poverty line.
      • 16% are children.
    • 9.5% overall food insecurity rate.
      • 14.8% child food insecurity rate.
    • The Central PA Food Bank distributed 6,367,607 pounds of food in 2019-20 to local food banks, including CVCCS.

In the Conestoga Valley School District:

  • 10.3% live below the poverty line.
    • 14% are children.
    • 9% are seniors.

In the United States:

  • Approximately 49 million people live at or below the poverty line.
  • Greater than 50 million (including nearly 17 million children and 4 million seniors) are at risk of hunger.
    • 48 million receive SNAP benefits, formerly known as food stamps.
      • Half of all food SNAP recipients are children.

*Stats according to Census Reporter | Central PA Food Bank | Feeding America | Coalition Against Hunger | Hunger Free Lancaster | USDA