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CCFB Receives Gift from the Michael & Nancy Pia Foundation Fund to Support Fresh Food Programs

Posted on March 24, 2022 by CCFB

Chester County Food Bank is pleased to announce a donation from the Michael & Nancy Pia Foundation Fund through the Chester County Community Foundation. The funds will be used to improve access to affordable, healthy, local foods through the Chester County Food Bank’s Fresh2You Mobile Market.

 

The generous monetary donation will be used to purchase a customized refrigerated market-style cargo truck. After…

CCFB Receives $50,000 from QVC to Support Programs for Seniors

Posted on March 16, 2022 by

Chester County Food Bank is pleased to announce a $50,000 donation from QVC. The funds will be used to provide food to older adults, age 60 and over, through the Chester County Food Bank’s Grocery Box Program.

Seniors who are food insecure — which means they have insufficient or unreliable access to enough nutritious food to live a healthy, active life — are at a…

Peeling the Onion: The 411 on the Chester County Food Bank

Posted on March 1, 2022 by Ed Williams

Since its inception in 2009, the Chester County Food Bank has been on a dedicated vision for a food secure Chester County, but do you know how we do it, what we promote or how the education that we provide benefits the community?

There are many life-changing layers of this onion to peel. CCFB does so much more than collect canned goods, sort fresh…

Chester County Food Bank’s Sustained Commitment to Nutrition

Posted on by CCFB

When it comes to food and dietary choices, many of us have learned that it’s more about quality than quantity. But for many of our neighbors in Chester County, it’s really about both. Quantity — that is, simply enough food on the table, day after day — is the primary struggle for many families and individuals facing food insecurity. When meals are unpredictable or scarce…

Rising Food Costs Impact CCFB

Posted on February 15, 2022 by CCFB

Up and down the market’s aisles, groceries keep getting more expensive. Due to many issues, including transportation expenses and supply chain problems, the receipts are noticeably higher each grocery trip, and some items aren’t available. While you are navigating higher prices on essentials like gas and groceries, so are we at the Chester County Food Bank. In addition to rising costs, we are…

Meet Our Community Partner: Great Valley Food Cupboard

Posted on February 14, 2022 by

At the Chester County Food Bank, we’re proud to partner with a number of like-minded organizations around our region, whose missions align with ours.

One such partner is the Great Valley Food Cupboard (GVFC), in Devon. Since 2012, this community-oriented food pantry has made it its mission to help families fill their refrigerators and kitchen shelves with extra food each month. Its…

Canned Foods CAN be a part of a Healthy Diet

Posted on February 8, 2022 by

February is American Heart Month and National Canned Food Month, and despite conflicting and sometimes confusing nutritional information, canned foods CAN be beneficial to a heart-healthy and overall healthful diet.

From beans to tuna and fruit (in juice) to tomatoes, canned foods are a pantry staple, and here are three reasons that we like to add them to the plate for healthful eating.
Convenient…

Show Us Some Love! ❤️ Support CCFB by Connecting with Us on Social Media

Posted on February 1, 2022 by

This February QVC will 𝗱𝗼𝗻𝗮𝘁𝗲 $𝟭 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝗲𝘃𝗲𝗿𝘆 𝗻𝗲𝘄 𝗹𝗶𝗸𝗲 𝗼𝗿 𝗳𝗼𝗹𝗹𝗼𝘄 𝘁𝗼 𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝘀𝗼𝗰𝗶𝗮𝗹 𝗽𝗮𝗴𝗲𝘀 – up to $10,000! So if you aren’t following us head over to Chester County Food Bank to LIKE us on Facebook or FOLLOW on Instagram and LinkedIn profiles! Help us reach our goal of 10,000 new Likes and Followers across our social media accounts and to raise $10,000 from QVC.  ❤️ xoxox

 

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FREE WORKSHOP (virtual) : Planning the 3 Season Garden

Posted on January 30, 2022 by

Planning a vegetable garden and successfully harvesting your own produce is easy with a three-season plan. Join us for a free workshop (via Zoom) on Wednesday, February 9 from 7:00 – 8:00 pm. Whether you are new to gardening or a seasoned gardener this workshop will include the information to get you ready for Spring planting and three seasons of crops!

Register here…

CEO Message: Reflecting on My First Year

Posted on January 28, 2022 by

As I reflect on my first year as the Chester County Food Bank CEO, I am grateful for the outpouring of support and collaboration from our community. Together, we met the challenges before us; we worked through the increased needs of our neighbors and the uncertainty of the pandemic. The Chester County Food Bank rose to those challenges with innovative solutions to fulfill our mission…