CCFB Receives $50,000 from QVC to Support Programs for Seniors
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 greater risk for the detrimental health effects hunger can cause. In fact, families that include a member over 50 are far more likely to also include someone with high blood pressure and diabetes — conditions that can be mitigated by healthy food.
“QVC continues to be a great partner in fighting hunger throughout Chester County,” said Andrea Youndt, CEO of the Chester County Food Bank. “The pandemic has created an extraordinary amount of burden for our most vulnerable populations and this generous grant will help us continue to provide nutritious food to seniors in need across the county.”
The Grocery Box provides older adults with monthly boxes filled with low-sugar and low-sodium groceries such as grains, canned vegetables and fruits, and canned meats. The boxes also include recipes and information about other resources for at-risk seniors. The goal is to include items that are simple to cook and can be used in multiple different recipes to cater to seniors’ needs. Food for the Grocery Boxes is sourced by CCFB and packed by staff and volunteers. The packed boxes are then delivered to designated agency partners who run senior-focused programs within the food bank’s community agency network.
“As a corporate neighbor, QVC is committed to supporting efforts that create positive change for the communities where we live and work,” said Suzanne Quigley, Director of Global Corporate Responsibility for Qurate Retail Group, home to QVC. “QVC has supported the Chester County Food Bank through various initiatives including corporate giving, food donations, and employee volunteerism. By fostering an even stronger connection with the Food Bank through our support of programs for older adults, we hope to further their efforts in addressing food insecurity in the Chester County region.”
The Chester County Food Bank is the central hunger relief organization serving more than 150 food cupboards, meal sites, and social service organizations throughout Chester County. We mobilize the community to ensure access to real, healthy food.