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Food Bank & Food Pantry: Is There Really a Difference?

Posted on June 12, 2018 by

Though we’ve been around for nearly 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…

A Fresh Take on Our Fresh2You Program for 2018

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Summer is nearly here, which means it’s time for one of our favorite annual initiatives: the Fresh2You Mobile Market! With generous support from QVC and the Chester County Health Department, this will be our fourth season of bringing affordably priced fresh fruits and veggies to underserved areas via our mobile market on wheels. The official start to the Fresh2You season is Tuesday, June 12…

Meet the Volunteers: Liz and Harry McMunigal

Posted on May 30, 2018 by

Here at the Chester County Food Bank, we owe so much to the dedicated, passionate group of volunteers who help us continue our mission of addressing food insecurity in our communities. We couldn’t do what we do without them!

We love introducing you to some of these people who generously give their time and energy to the Food Bank — each has their own story…

PB&J Drive: Help Stock Shelves with This Pantry Favorite

Posted on May 8, 2018 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…

3 Ways to Practice Advocacy at Home

Posted on May 7, 2018 by

Here at Chester County Food Bank, advocacy is central to our mission. Of course, action is also key to accomplishing our work to combat food insecurity in our communities, as well as carry out all of the many programs, educational outreach opportunities and direct distribution initiatives that we provide to our neighbors in need. But without advocacy (defined as “public support for or recommendation of…

How Far Your $20 Can Go at Chester County Food Bank

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What can you do with a $20 bill? Put some gas in your car, take a friend out to a movie, maybe pick up a new book or DVD. One place $20 won’t go very far, we’ve noticed, is the grocery store. Have you ever run into the store just to “buy a few things,” and walked out with a half-full bag…

No Bad Luck Here: 13 Ways to Get Involved

Posted on April 12, 2018 by

Friday the 13th – a symbolic date that’s said to bring bad or good luck depending on your inclination or mood. We’d like to turn the perceived bad luck day into a great day to give back. There are only two Friday the 13th in 2018 – so make them count!

 

Sign up to volunteer with CCFB: We rely on volunteers for so much…

Meet the Community Partner: Jubilee Evangelistic Ministries

Posted on March 13, 2018 by
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Our mission at Chester County Food Bank is to mobilize our community to ensure access to real, healthy food. We work toward this ambitious goal in a number of ways, from education to outreach. But, ultimately, it all comes down to feeding people — to help meet that most basic of human needs. We are so proud to partner with member agencies large and small across…

Wegmans Donates Over $150k and 8.5 Tons of Food

Posted on February 22, 2018 by Chester County Food Bank

On Thursday, February 22, 2018, a group of employees from Wegmans Food Markets’ Downingtown and Malvern stores visited the Food Bank to present a check for $152,789 and deliver a truckload of over 17,000 pounds of non-perishable food.

Wegmans employees from the two local stores will be on hand to help to sort and organize 20 pallets of food, including canned soups…

Check Us Out: Stop By Our Open House March 24

Posted on February 7, 2018 by

We are excited to welcome you to visit us on Saturday, March 24, at the Chester County Food Bank’s Open House. We always love the opportunity to connect with those in our surrounding neighborhoods and towns to share the work that we do in Chester County. Whether you’ve volunteered with us before or are just curious about what a Food Bank looks like…