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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…

Andrea Youndt Named New Chief Executive Officer of Chester County Food Bank

Posted on January 4, 2021 by

The Chester County Food Bank is pleased to announce Andrea Youndt as the new Chief Executive Officer, succeeding Larry Welsch, who retired from the organization at the end of December after serving over ten years as the founding executive director. Youndt began her position on January 4.

Ms. Youndt’s extensive nonprofit experience includes nearly 20 years with regional YMCAs
serving as Executive Director, District…

A Message of Gratitude from our Executive Director Upon His Retirement

Posted on December 22, 2020 by

Over the past 11 years, our strength has been our volunteers, community partners and supporters joining to provide healthy food and nutritional education programs to meet the most pressing needs of our neighbors. In looking back at 2020, we’ll remember a year with daily reminders of inequality, compounded by barriers to services, resources and food.

During the first six months of fiscal 2020, we…

Rooted in Community

Posted on October 22, 2020 by

In a season on many unknowns, trust our continued commitment to go beyond hunger.
For the long haul…

We will provide food, with a focus on nutrition, to the more than 75,000 of our neighbors struggling to put food on the table.

We will collaborate and build capacity with our network of community partners, pantries and member agencies to ensure access to real, healthy…

Quarterly Impact: October 2020

Posted on October 19, 2020 by

Program Highlight: Distribution
This year has been rife with unknowns… what remains certain is our commitment to serve our neighbors in need. We are so proud of our 120 + network partners we distribute to, all of which have remained open during the Covid-19 crisis serving their clients with compassion, care and grit.  Many of our agencies, while they remained open, did not have the…