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Join CCFB’s ‘Beyond Hunger 365’ Sustaining Giving Program

Posted on March 10, 2020 by Emily Kovach

At Chester County Food Bank our mission is to end food insecurity among our neighbors in Chester County, Pennsylvania. As humans, eating is one of our most basic needs, and so in a way, providing people with consistent, reliable access to nutrient-rich food is about so much more than just sufficient calories. When we help our community access food, we’re helping them thrive…

Governor’s Budget Addresses Anti-Hunger Initiatives

Posted on February 19, 2020 by Hunger-Free Pennsylvania

Gov. Tom Wolf’s proposed 2020-21 General Fund budget would provide an additional investment of $1 million in the Pennsylvania Agricultural Surplus System (PASS) while holding the line on funding for the State Food Purchase Program (SFPP).
The spending plan also would put into effect a long-standing priority for Hunger-Free Pennsylvania by listing the line items for PASS and SFPP separately. For…

Ten Years of Real, Healthy Food for Chester County

Posted on December 17, 2019 by

This past November we celebrated our 10th birthday and it is a great time as we head into a new decade to reflect on our past work in light of all that remains undone.

We invite you to learn more about our team and tour each department through our most recent annual report. While we are proud of our achievements, you’ll see new, alarming…

Tax Reduction Strategies that Help Our Neighbors

Posted on December 16, 2019 by

We sat down with Chester County Food Bank Board member, Kevin McDermott, Private Wealth Advisor of Delphi Wealth Management Group to discuss two tax strategies for legacy giving.

DONOR ADVISED FUND (DAF)

“A popular philanthropic vehicle, a Donor Advised Fund can be set up to benefit the Chester County Food Bank. A DAF is a simple, tax efficient investment account. It allows donors to make…

4 Simple Recipes for the Holidays

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When you’re thinking about, working with and helping others get access to food as often as we are at Chester County Food Bank, it’s impossible to ignore the significance that the holidays can have for our neighbors in need. For many families in Chester County, even if they can get by week to week, the big, festive meals that for many of us…

How to Give Back on Giving Tuesday and During the Holidays

Posted on November 21, 2019 by

This time of year, there’s a lot of spending going on—it seems as soon as the Halloween costumes are barely put away athat the frenzy of holiday consumerism is upon us. Of course, there’s Black Friday, when megastores and malls around the country break out their craziest deals and shoppers line up for hours in the cold night to take advantage of…

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…

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…