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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…

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 Opens June 8 for the Season

Posted on May 17, 2021 by

 

 

 

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 not require that masks be worn…

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…

Honor Mom with a Gift of Hope ❤

Posted on April 30, 2021 by

 

Hooray for MOMS!  For the moms, grandmas, nanas, godmothers, foster moms, bonus moms, aunts, wives, sisters, friends, neighbors, mentors… ALL the women who give and love with a mother’s heart!

This Mother’s Day (Sunday, May 9) honor someone special by making a gift in their honor to the Chester County Food Bank.  As a token of our appreciation for your donation of…

CCFB and Hoover Financial Named as a Philadelphia Business Journal 2021 Faces of Philanthropy

Posted on April 15, 2021 by

The Chester County Food Bank is honored to be recognized along with Hoover Financial Advisors as a Philadelphia Business Journal 2021 Faces of Philanthropy.

Organized by the Philadelphia Business Journal, the Faces of Philanthropy awards recognize companies in Greater Philadelphia who, through philanthropic initiatives with a local non-profit organization, have made a large impact on the Greater Philadelphia community through monetary donations, social impact…

Meet the Team: The Tuesday Terrors Volunteers

Posted on April 5, 2021 by

Here at the Chester County Food Bank, we rely on our generous volunteers for so much of what we are able to accomplish. From processing donations to staffing events, it is thanks to the energy and dedication of our amazing volunteers that we can continue to help so many families and individuals in our community to have access to nourishing food and educational programming.

While…

CCFB Collaborates with Aidan’s Heart Foundation to Install Automated External Defibrillator (AED)

Posted on March 30, 2021 by

Ten years ago Dr. Bradley Dyer was on call for his practice, All Star Pediatrics, when he was contacted by the Chester County Hospital Emergency Department. A 7-year-old, previously healthy patient, Aidan Silva, collapsed at home and tragically died from Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA). Over the next two years the Silva family channeled their grief into creating Aidan’s Heart Foundation, an organization…

Honoring Black History: Frederick McKinley Jones

Posted on February 12, 2021 by

An important part of history is the many inventive contributions of Black Americans. Often these achievements are overlooked or unknown, yet make our daily lives easier and more efficient. One such invention is vital to the food industry and an integral part of the Food Bank’s mission to mobilize the community to ensure access to real, healthy food.

Frederick McKinley Jones was a master…