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How to Maximize Your CCFB Food Drive

Posted on November 12, 2019 by Emily Kovach

You’ve decided to organize a food drive for the Chester County Food Bank (CCFB)— that’s great! We simply couldn’t tackle food insecurity in our community without these types of donations that come from our dedicated, passionate supporters. Every single item that you and your family, friends, co-workers, and anyone else who’s participating, collect ends up in the hands of one…

Celebrate Your Birthday with Chester County Food Bank

Posted on by Emily Kovach

There are plenty of social media trends that come into our feeds but don’t strike much interest. But one emerging trend that we can get behind is people asking for donations to charitable causes via social media in lieu of birthday (anniversary, housewarming) presents. It’s such a creative, personal way for people to engage with their communities, both near and far, and to…

4 Ways to Make the Most of Hunger Action Month

Posted on September 18, 2019 by

At the Chester County Food Bank, we’re working year-round to end hunger and food insecurity in our communities. No matter the season, we’re mobilizing our staff and volunteers to make a difference in the lives of our neighbors in need, from Simple Suppers to nutrition education.

That said, September is a preview to the giving season, as it’s Hunger Action Month…

Goodbye & Hello

Posted on July 30, 2019 by

How lucky we are at the CC Food Bank to have an amazing group of volunteers and staff! Cheryl Fluharty is one such example who shared with us years of smiles and a passion for our mission. Cheryl began volunteering with the Food Bank nearly eight years ago at our Downingtown location. When we moved to our current location in Exton, Cheryl, along with group…

State Food Purchase Budget Falls Short

Posted on July 29, 2019 by Ricky Eller | Advocacy Coordinator

Take action today! Contact your state and local elected officials and let them know that you support the State Food Purchase Program.

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July 1st marks the beginning of Pennsylvania’s fiscal year, and in most years, the beginning of a new state budget. Part of the budget that we pay most attention to at Chester County Food Bank belongs to the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture…

Water Garden Tour Benefits Food Bank (July 27-28)

Posted on June 25, 2019 by Vista.Today

One of the more unique events of the summer in Chester County is right around the corner, as the Brandywine Valley Water Garden Weekend Tour is slated for July 29-30.

The origins of the event can be traced back to 2005, when a group of approximately 30 pond enthusiasts gathered to use their interest in the elaborate water gardens built by Coatesville-based Turpin…

Feed Our Neighbors: Volunteer on a Farm

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Chester County is home to a bounty of fertile farmland—nearly 165,000 acres, according to the 2012 U.S. Census of Agriculture—and here at the Chester County Food Bank, we don’t take that incredible resource for granted. We’re proud to have two local farm partners: Pete’s Produce Farm in West Chester and Springton Manor Farm in Glenmoore. Both of these…

Beyond Hunger: Gearing up for Our Best Season Yet with Fresh2You

Posted on June 4, 2019 by

As we recently announced, Chester County Food Bank’s new tagline, Beyond Hunger, sets the stage for our continued work of strengthening and nourishing our community. One of our signature programs that captures the essence of how we do this is our Fresh2You Mobile Market, a four-wheeled produce stand that brings fresh food to underserved areas.

Fresh2You is special to us because it really…

Beyond a Fresh Approach

Posted on May 16, 2019 by

For the past few years our tagline, A Fresh Approach, has served us very well. When we updated our logo in 2015 (to what it is today) we introduced it with the tag which meant we were new and improved.

We had new delivery vehicles with billboard size messaging, and a newly designed warehouse space. This was a big step from our small Parkesburg garage…

Better Together: Peanut Butter & Jelly Community Food Drive

Posted on May 13, 2019 by

When we think of kids in summertime, many of us conjure images of children splashing in pools, playing sports at camps, having sleepovers with friends or racing against the sun’s heat to enjoy an ice cream cone before it melts.

But for many children, in our neighborhoods and beyond, these idyllic scenes are far from reality. In fact, for more than 18,000 students…