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Food Security

We are committed to supporting food security programs designed to connect families with the food they need for long, healthy lives.

Providing Access to Good Nutrition

In Delaware County, thousands of individuals and families are at risk for food insecurity. At The Foundation for Delaware County, we know hunger and food insecurity has a negative and lasting impact on children and families. That’s why we’ve established the Fund for Food Security to support food banks and emergency food providers, and to strengthen the emergency food response system in Delaware County.

Food Security Impact by the Numbers in Delaware County

  • 12.8% of Children are Considered Food Insecure
  • 48,040 People Overall Are Food Insecure

What We're Doing

The Fund for Food Security Give to This Fund

Spurred by the economic downturn during the COVID-19 pandemic, the foundation’s Fund for Food Security was established in 2021 to boost access to healthy food. More specifically, the fund supports the SHARE Food Program’s launch of a centralized food bank in Folsom, efforts to strengthen the county’s emergency food response system, and Delaware County’s emergency food providers.

The foundation’s 2021 Impact Grants distributed more than $214K in funding for organizations that are strengthening the emergency food safety net in Delaware County, and food banks were a major recipient of the foundation’s Delaware County COVID-19 Response Fund.

WIC Nutrition Program Learn More

The foundation’s Delaware County Women, Infants and Children’s Program (WIC) provides valuable nutrition counseling, breastfeeding support, nutritious foods and referrals to thousands of women, families and young children each year at three sites in Eddystone, Springfield and Upper Darby.