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More Pennsylvanians now eligible for food assistance

Income eligibility for USDA-funded programs has been raised from 150% to 185%

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Gov. Tom Wolf recently announced that more Pennsylvanians experiencing food insecurity are now eligible for support from Pennsylvania’s network of food banks and pantries. Income eligibility for both the State Food Purchase Program and The Emergency Food Assistance Program, U.S. Department of Agriculture-funded programs administered at the state level, has been raised from 150 percent of the USDA-established poverty level to 185 percent.

“I want to do everything I can to support success for Pennsylvanians, that’s why we’ve prioritized expanding income eligibility to allow more families to benefit from our charitable food system,” said Wolf. “No one should have to choose between putting food on the table or paying for the other essentials in life.”

Visit agriculture.pa.gov/foodsecurity for more information.

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