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CCFB Dedicates Exton Headquarters to Honor Founding Chairman, Robert D. McNeil

Dedication comes after the Bentley Family makes generous donation to CCFB in tribute of Bob McNeil

The Chester County Food Bank is proud to announce that its headquarters located in the Eagleview Corporate Center in Exton, PA, will be named in honor of Robert D. McNeil, CCFB founding chairman. Bob, who passed away in April after a long battle with cancer, was a philanthropist, humanitarian, neighbor, and friend. His unwavering tenacity fostered the community’s well-being through hundreds of organizations over the years.

This dedication comes after a generous donation from The Bentley Family in hopes of inspiring others to also be philanthropic. Bob McNeil was a visionary leader whose passion and commitment laid the foundation for what the Chester County Food Bank is today. His tireless efforts have touched countless lives and his legacy continues to inspire the community.

The dedication was announced at the Food Bank’s Hall of Fame dinner hosted in May, at their Exton Headquarters. In a touching and humorous speech, Greg Bentley recounted The Bentley Family’s strategic undertakings, learned from Bob’s example, which cajoled Bob into finally acquiescing to the naming of the headquarters building in his honor. Greg’s words painted a vivid picture of Bob’s character, his relentless dedication, and the profound impact he had on the Food Bank and the community as a whole.

Members of Bob’s family in attendance at Food Bank event. From left: Kaitlyn Ward (daughter), Marc Ward (son-in-law), Marjie Findlay (Bob’s sister), Jennifer McNeil (wife), Tyler McNeil (son), Ale McNeil (daughter-in-law)

“This incredibly generous donation from The Bentley Family is not only a tribute to Bob McNeil’s enduring legacy but also a powerful reminder of the impact that one person’s dedication can have on an entire community,” said Andrea Youndt, CCFB CEO. “Naming our headquarters after Bob is a fitting tribute to a man who gave so much of himself to our mission. His spirit of giving, compassion, and leadership will continue to guide us as we work to fulfill our mission.”

The newly named Robert D. McNeil Building stands as a testament to Bob’s lifelong commitment to serving others. It will continue to serve as the operational hub where innovative programs and initiatives are developed to address food insecurity in Chester County. The Food Bank invites the community to join in celebrating Bob’s legacy and to be inspired by his example to support the ongoing fight against hunger.

The Chester County Food Bank is the central hunger relief organization serving more than 160 food cupboards, meal sites, and social service organizations throughout Chester County. We take a steadfast approach to provide food and build support in the neediest communities while raising awareness and engagement among our community. Stay connected with us and sign up for our Monthly Scoop newsletter.