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Let’s Not Bring Hunger to School

Posted on September 7, 2021 by

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With your gift, the Chester County Food Bank can work to ensure access to real, healthy food to the 1 in 10 people in Chester County that struggle to put food on the table.

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CCFB’s FRESHstart Kitchen Designated a ‘Restaurant Ready Partner’ of the National Restaurant Assoc.

Posted on August 12, 2021 by Chris Cooper / Vista.Today

The Chester County Food Bank, courtesy of its FRESHstart Kitchen culinary workforce development program, has been named a Restaurant Ready Partner of the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation.

The designation enables FRESHstart Kitchen students to get certified in additional core competencies to further prepare them for opportunities and sustainable employment in the foodservice industry.

Since 2009, the Chester County Food Bank has been the central…

Gardening for Beginners Workshop

Posted on August 11, 2021 by

A gardening class for everyone!  ¡Una clase de jardinería para todos! (Desplácese debajo de la foto de zanahoria para español)

 

Gardeners of all (or no prior) experience are welcome. All you need is a desire to get growing and to enjoy the fruits (and veggies) of your labor!

Whether you are curious about gardening, want to go beyond a container garden…

Have a Bounty in Your Garden? Share with Your Neighbors

Posted on July 14, 2021 by Chester County Food Bank

It’s that glorious time of summer when hours of sunshine during the day and a good soaking from evening thunderstorms make for happy plants, as evidenced by the backyard and community gardens positively exploding with fresh fruits and veggies. You can see the tomato and squash plants growing in leaps and bounds before your very eyes!

Some gardens even become so prolific that the…

County Commissioners Honor Former Senator Dinniman with Garden Dedication

Posted on June 23, 2021 by Rebecca Brain, Chester County Public Information Office

The Chester County Commissioners recognized retired Senator Andrew Dinniman on June 22, 2021, for his leadership in addressing hunger in the county, and establishing the Chester County Gleaning Program, a forerunner to the Chester County Food Bank’s Farming and Garden Education Programs.

Commissioners Marian Moskowitz, Josh Maxwell and Michelle Kichline officially dedicated the garden at the County’s Springton Manor Farm as the Senator…

Food Bank & Food Pantry: What’s the Difference?

Posted on June 12, 2021 by

Though we’ve been around for over a decade, here at the Chester County Food Bank, we notice that there is still sometimes confusion — even among some of our most dedicated supporters — about exactly what we do and how we differ from food pantries and cupboards. We thought it might be helpful to explain here and define some terminology to help clarify!

Some of the…

Garden Resources

Posted on May 27, 2021 by

We are to support our growing community of gardeners. Whether you are a beginner or a master gardener, we have a variety of resources to help you make the most of your garden.

Container Gardening (Cultivando en contenedores)
How to build a 3 x 8 foot raised bed
Starting a vegetable garden (comenzando un jardín de vegetales)
Community Garden Start-Up Toolkit
Tutorial videos…

¡Estamos emocionados para la nueva temporada del mercado móvil Fresh2You!

Posted on May 18, 2021 by

¡Estamos emocionados para la nueva temporada del mercado móvil Fresh2You! Esperamos ver caras conocidas y conectarnos con nuevos amigos en las paradas semanales del mercado.

Estamos encantados de ver lo lejos que hemos llegado en esta pandemia después de tanta incertidumbre durante la temporada del año pasado. El Mercado Móvil Fresh2You no requerirá que los invitados, el personal y los voluntarios…

Fresh2You Mobile Market is Open for the Season

Posted on May 17, 2021 by

 

 
Shop Fresh2You June 8 – November 19, 2021
We are excited for a fresh new season of our Fresh2You Mobile Market! We are looking forward to seeing familiar faces and connecting with new friends at weekly market stops.

We are thrilled to see how far we have come in this pandemic after so much uncertainty throughout last year’s season.  Fresh2You Mobile Market will…

Get Your Hands Dirty for a Great Cause: Start a Raised Bed Garden

Posted on May 16, 2021 by

Did you know that the Chester County Food Bank is well-versed in the education and execution of raised-bed gardens? Imagine being able to participate in a thriving program that provides an excuse for some built-in therapy, courtesy of Mother Nature while growing fresh produce for food insecure neighbors within your community.

Gardens are powerful places for growing community, sharing knowledge and, of…