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A Message from CCFB about COVID-19

Posted on March 12, 2020 by

We continue to keep health & safety a top priority.

The Chester County Food Bank provides an essential service to the community and we will continue to do so taking the recommended COVID-19 precautionary measures for the health and safety of our staff, volunteers, partners and the community.  CCFB is a partner with the Chester County Health Department and will continue to follow their recommendations as the authority on this situation.

Chester County Food Bank has increased cleaning frequency, especially around areas of high traffic (volunteer areas, meeting rooms, bathrooms, food areas). We encourage everyone to follow these best practices to help keep yourself and others healthy. Please refer to the Chester County Health Department for the latest updates.

We are working with our partner member agencies and food cupboards throughout the county to best serve our neighbors now and to meet the increased need.

Thank you to our community that continues to support us to fulfill our mission during this unprecedented time.  We couldn’t do what we do with YOU!

Are You in Need of Food Assistance?

CCFB and our partner food cupboards/agencies are open and here to help. To the best of our knowledge, this list of programs is up to date. Due to current health concerns, always call to confirm hours of operation.  If you need further assistance, please call us at 610-873-6000 and we are happy to assist you. You can view additional resources here.

 

How Can You Help?

 

DONATE MONEY

Monetary donations will make the biggest impact. Our buying power enables us to stretch your dollars so we can feed more people. Give today or consider making a monthly gift to sustain your giving for the months ahead.

 

VOLUNTEER

Updated May 24, 2021
The Chester County Food Bank welcomes healthy volunteers to lend a hand at this critical time. We will continue to keep everyone’s health and safety our top priority. ALL volunteers are expected to self-screen before reporting to your scheduled volunteer shift and will also be screened upon arrival for the shift.  We do ask that volunteers continue to wear masks while volunteering in our indoor opportunities. Find our available opportunities, volunteer registration, and COVID-19 protocols here or button below.

 

HOST A VIRTUAL FOOD DRIVE

Updated May 24, 2021
We are grateful for the support of the community and your concern for those in need. Your support is needed now more than ever but please, consider hosting a virtual food drive or making a monetary donation instead of a traditional food donation. Food from food drives must be sorted and boxed – a task that is more time consuming as we continue to observe social distancing in our warehouse.  Warehouse volunteers work on our “Sunshine Boxes”, pre-packed boxes filled with purchased food to ensure quantity and quality. Your financial gift enables us to purchase the most needed foods to create these ‘Sunshine Boxes’ but also provide fresh fruits and vegetables to help the many people across Chester County that have been severely impacted by missed work, increased childcare expenses, and uncovered medical bills. For questions about hosting a virtual food drive or fundraiser email ashuniak@chestercountyfoodbank.org or call 610-873-6000 ext. 103

Host Virtual Food Drive

 

 

 

 

DONATE FOOD

We are accepting food donations but ask that you please wear a mask and follow signage posted at our warehouse entrance at the back of the building. Food donations are accepted, Monday – Friday 8:00a – 5:00p. When donating produce, it is best to donate by Thursday morning so that it can be processed and distributed before the weekend. Read more about our most needed items here. For questions about food donations please email food@chestercountyfoodbank.org or call 610-873-6000 ext. 109

 

 

DONATE PRODUCE FROM YOUR GARDEN

We welcome home gardeners to grow and donate produce to your local food cupboard or the Food Bank. Please review our best practices for harvesting and donating produce. Please only donate quality produce you would eating yourself. Avoid donating bruised. or overly mature veggies – no giant zucchini, please!

 

 

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Thanks to our many partners and the community, we are able to mobilize quickly to ensure access to real, healthy food.

Thank you, be safe and keep an open heart.

 

 

NOTE: This information was originally posted March 2020 and will continue to be edited with our updated protocols and information during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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