Chester County ranks second highest in per capita income of Pennsylvania counties, based on 2011 U.S. Department of Commerce figures. Chester County rank is not only one of the richest counties in the Commonwealth; it was designated as the third healthiest by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, behind Union and Centre Counties.
Despite these impressive statistics, 1 in 10 Chester County residents skip a meal each day because they can’t afford food. The elderly, the unemployed and under-employed, and the disabled are just a few of the groups of people we see represented each month.
And hunger isn’t a short-term problem – poor nutrition and lack of food can create long-term health problems, from diabetes to heart disease.