Food Program

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Community Impact of The Food Distribution Program in 2020-2021:

  • 3.5 million pounds of food distributed
  • 69,880 visits to the food pantry network
  • 31,547 visits to Fresh Connect
  • 4,520 senior boxes delivered

The Opportunity Council’s Food Program is Bucks County’s lead food agency for families in need.

The network includes over 70 providers focused on meeting the food and nutrition needs of low-income households in Bucks County and is committed to a set of operating principles that ensure quality service and accountability. Support comes from public and private funds, food drives, gleaning from local grocery stores and farms, and more.

Receiving Food Assistance

When visiting and receiving food from a food pantry, food providers operate based on a set of principles focused on preserving the dignity and respect of individuals and families in need of a “hand up.” You will be asked to complete a “Self-Declaration of Need” form when you arrive. If you qualify, your family will receive a supply of food. The amount of food you receive may depend on the availability of food, as well as number of people in your household, and frequency of allowable visits. To participate in the Fresh Connect Free Farmer’s Market, all Fresh Connect attendees must become registered.