During the school year, more than 13,500 school aged children in Chester County qualify for free or reduced-price meals through the National School Lunch Program and the National School Breakfast Program. But what happens in the summer when school is not in session?
The Chester County Food Bank’s Summer Food Box helps school age children and their families receive nutritious, easy-to-prepare non-perishable food during the summer vacation months at their participating member agency or youth center. Volunteers pack the Summer Food Box with a rotating variety of shelf stable items which are then distributed to 18 locations that provide a monthly box to over 1700 qualifying children in Chester County. With your help, we can provide more food to more children in need.