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Lebanon County Declares September as Hunger Action Month

From Left, County Commissioner Jo Ellen Litz, Amy Hill of Central PA Food Bank, County Commissioner Bill Ames

County Commissioners have proclaimed September as Hunger Action Month in Lebanon County.

Amy Hill, with the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank, was on hand earlier this month to receive the proclamation, and speak about how the food bank assists county agencies and residents:

Prior to the pandemic, 9.8% of people in Lebanon County were considered food insecure… but since the pandemic, that number has increased to 11%.

Hill was asked by Lebanon Valley News to define food insecurity:

Hill commended the Federal Government for stepping up and waiving many of the income guidelines that determine who can receive free or reduced cost meals at school. Currently, all students are eligible to receive free breakfasts and lunches at school.