Bentley Systems Announces a $150,000 Matching Grant Challenge to Support Chester County Food Bank
Chester County Food Bank announced today a Sustaining Community $150,000 Grant Challenge from Bentley Systems. The grant will match dollar-for-dollar all contributions donated November 1, 2021, through the end of the year, up to $150,000. The grant and Sustaining Community gift challenge will support CCFB’s mission to ensure access to real, healthy food for people in Chester County.
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This match grant challenge is a call to action for the Chester County community to support our neighbors – the tens of thousands of families, children, seniors, veterans, and individuals struggling to put food on the table. Once the matching challenge is met, these funds will allow Chester County Food Bank to provide over 140,000 healthy meals to those in need at a time when demand created by the pandemic and the impact of Hurricane Ida has stretched the organization’s resources to the limit.
“Our impact has never been greater, and it is the direct result of the generosity of donors like Bentley Systems,” said Andrea Youndt, CEO of the Chester County Food Bank. “This generous matching grant will help sustain a high volume and variety of real, healthy food for our network of community partners and accommodate the growth of our education and wellness programs. On behalf of the Chester County Food Bank and all those we serve, thank you. This will have a huge impact in going beyond hunger.”
“Chester County Food Bank’s commitment to fighting hunger is more relevant than ever during these challenging times for our community,” Greg S. Bentley, CEO of Bentley Systems said. “Guided by our mission at Bentley, “advancing both the global economy and the environment for improved quality of life,” we want to support Chester County Food Bank’s efforts to ensure access to healthy food and nourish those struggling with food insecurity and continue to lead our community in the fight against hunger. The effects of COVID-19 and economic impacts are creating even stronger pressures on those already living on the margins of being food insecure. It will require all of Chester County to step up and join our support to make sure everyone has access to healthy meals. This matching gift commitment seeks to double the value of every dollar raised through all donations.”