The Numbers

  • Food Insecure Population: 4,920
  • Food Insecurity Rate: 12.9%
  • Food Insecure Children: 1,530
  • Child Food Insecurity Rate: 21.0%
  • Population in Poverty: 4,917
  • Poverty Rate: 14.5%
  • Children under 18 in Poverty: 1,447
  • Children under 18 Poverty Rate: 20.2%
  • Seniors over 65 in Poverty: 640
  • Seniors over 65 Poverty Rate: 10.8%
  • Unemployment Rate (Feb. ‘16): 6.9%

The Impact of Charitable Food Providers in Greene County

Corner Cupboard Food Bank is the Partner Distribution Organization (PDO) of Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank which serves Greene County.

  • 583,161 meals were distributed to individuals and families throughout the county in fiscal year 2014-15.
  • Corner Cupboard Food Bank, Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank and local partners served 2,506 people* throughout the county in January 2016.
  • Out of those who received food assistance in January 2016, 124 individuals were first-time recipients, meaning they had never received emergency food assistance during the previous twelve months.

The Impact of Food & Nutrition Programs in Greene County

State Food Purchase Program

A state funded program administered by the PA Department of Agriculture. Corner Cupboard Food Bank is the lead agency.

  • Income eligibility: below 150% of poverty level.
  • $63,329.32 was allocated to the county in fiscal year 2013-14. These funds helped feed 865 households, which included 467 children and 493 seniors.*
  • Greene County is allocated $57,493.64 for fiscal year 2015-16.

The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP)

A federally funded program administered by the PA Department of Agriculture. Corner Cupboard Food Bank is the lead agency.

  • Income eligibility: below 150% of poverty level.
  • 2,431 cases of TEFAP commodities were distributed throughout the county in fiscal year 2014-15.

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP/Food Stamps)

A federally funded entitlement program administered by the PA Department of Human Services.

  • Income eligibility: below 160% of poverty level or below 200% of poverty level for households with individuals over age 60 or with a disability.
  • 6,969 individuals throughout Greene County received SNAP benefits in March 2016.
  • In fiscal year 2014-15, $7,102,877 in SNAP benefits were redeemed at 35 SNAP-authorized stores in the county. For every $5.00 in new SNAP benefits, $9.00 in economic activity is generated.

Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP)

A federally funded program administered by the PA Department of Agriculture. Hunger-Free Pennsylvania partners with Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank to distribute the boxes.

  • Income eligibility: seniors below 130% of poverty level.
  • In 2015, approximately 427 low-income seniors throughout the county received a monthly box of nutritious food.

National School Lunch & Breakfast Programs

A federally funded entitlement program administered by the PA Department of Education.

  • Income eligibility: below 130% of poverty level for free meals and 185% for reduced price meals.
  • 2,343 children throughout the county received free or reduced-price school meals during the 2014-15 school year.

Summer Food Service Program

A federally funded entitlement program administered by the PA Department of Education.

  • Income eligibility depends on type of site.
  • 23,999 meals and snacks were served to children over the course of the summer of 2015.

Child & Adult Care Food Program (CACFP)

A federally funded entitlement program administered by the PA Department of Education.

  • Income eligibility depends on type of site.
  • There were no CACFP sponsors in Greene County in fiscal year 2013-14.

Special Supplemental Food Program for Women, Infants & Children (WIC)

A federally funded program administered by the PA Department of Health. Community Action Southwest administers the program.

  • Income eligibility: women and children under age five below 185% of poverty level.
  • On average, 849 women, infants and children participated in the WIC program each month during fiscal year 2013-14.
  • In the same year, $661,479.69 in WIC benefits were redeemed at 6 WIC-authorized stores in the county.

Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program

A federal and state funded program administered by the PA Department of Agriculture.

  • Income eligibility: WIC participants or seniors below 185% of poverty level.
  • In 2014, vouchers worth $20 were used by approximately 400 WIC participants and 700 seniors at authorized farm stands and markets.

Congregate & Home-Delivered Meals

Federal and state funded programs administered by the PA Department of Aging. Southwestern PA Area Agency on Aging (AAA) administers these programs.

  • Eligibility is based on age or in-home assessments by AAA.
  • A total of 57,661 meals were served or delivered to 662 seniors* during fiscal year 2013-14.

*Duplication may be possible.

 

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Visit our references page for information on the data sources for our county hunger profiles.