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Together We are Making an Impact

Posted on June 22, 2020 by

Thanks to the outpouring of support from the community, we have been steadfast in ensuring that our neighbors in need have access to real, healthy food. Our partner food cupboards and hunger relief organizations remain open to serve their communities. Despite the challenges, we are making an impact thanks to your support.  Learn more »

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It’s Not Too Late to Start Your Container Garden

Posted on June 17, 2020 by

Gardening can be a wonderful pastime: It provides opportunities to go outdoors, to connect with nature, to work with our hands, and to enjoy the productivity of raising and caring for plants. Edible gardens go one step further, yielding fresh herbs and produce to enjoy from the early spring through late fall. 

We have heard from many people in our communities that they are starting…

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

Posted on June 16, 2020 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.

Raina Ainslie, raised bed garden program manager, says, “Gardens are powerful…

A Note about Volunteering during COVID-19

Posted on March 16, 2020 by Lauren Van Dyk

Updated March 18, 2020 

To our most valued partners – our volunteers:

The Chester County Food Bank, with critical guidance from our health and public safety partners, has made the very difficult decision to stop all volunteer activities through the end of March. We will reassess this decision at the end of the month.

Please monitor our website and social media accounts for changes. As we…

A Message from CCFB about COVID-19

Posted on March 12, 2020 by

We are open and keeping health & safety as our top priority.
The Chester County Food Bank provides an essential service to the community and we will continue to do so taking the recommended COVID-19 precautionary measures for the health and safety of our staff, volunteers, partners and the community.  CCFB is a partner with the Chester County Health Department and will continue to…

Join CCFB’s ‘Beyond Hunger 365’ Sustaining Giving Program

Posted on March 10, 2020 by Emily Kovach

At Chester County Food Bank our mission is to end food insecurity among our neighbors in Chester County, Pennsylvania. As humans, eating is one of our most basic needs, and so in a way, providing people with consistent, reliable access to nutrient-rich food is about so much more than just sufficient calories. When we help our community access food, we’re helping them thrive…

Governor’s Budget Addresses Anti-Hunger Initiatives

Posted on February 19, 2020 by Hunger-Free Pennsylvania

Gov. Tom Wolf’s proposed 2020-21 General Fund budget would provide an additional investment of $1 million in the Pennsylvania Agricultural Surplus System (PASS) while holding the line on funding for the State Food Purchase Program (SFPP).
The spending plan also would put into effect a long-standing priority for Hunger-Free Pennsylvania by listing the line items for PASS and SFPP separately. For…

Ten Years of Real, Healthy Food for Chester County

Posted on December 17, 2019 by

This past November we celebrated our 10th birthday and it is a great time as we head into a new decade to reflect on our past work in light of all that remains undone.

We invite you to learn more about our team and tour each department through our most recent annual report. While we are proud of our achievements, you’ll see new, alarming…

Tax Reduction Strategies that Help Our Neighbors

Posted on December 16, 2019 by

We sat down with Chester County Food Bank Board member, Kevin McDermott, Private Wealth Advisor of Delphi Wealth Management Group to discuss two tax strategies for legacy giving.

DONOR ADVISED FUND (DAF)

“A popular philanthropic vehicle, a Donor Advised Fund can be set up to benefit the Chester County Food Bank. A DAF is a simple, tax efficient investment account. It allows donors to make…

4 Simple Recipes for the Holidays

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When you’re thinking about, working with and helping others get access to food as often as we are at Chester County Food Bank, it’s impossible to ignore the significance that the holidays can have for our neighbors in need. For many families in Chester County, even if they can get by week to week, the big, festive meals that for many of us…