Get Involved

Giving is your opportunity to be a part of making a difference in our community. There are many ways that you can get involved. Read below to see what you can do to help our neighbors struggling with food insecurity.

 

VOLUNTEER

Volunteers are an integral part of the Chester County Food Bank. From individuals to corporations, each person and every volunteered hour makes an impact on our mission. Whether you want to dig in at one of our partnering farms or gardens, be an ambassador at community events, be hands on in our commercial kitchen, or assist the office team, we’d love to have you or your group volunteer with us! Volunteer opportunities are available year round, however, our need does vary based on season, weather, inventory and program schedules. Check out our Volunteer FAQ.

 

INDIVIDUAL VOLUNTEERS

Click the button below to view and register for a volunteer shift. You must be registered in order to volunteer. Walk-ins can not be accommodated.

 
VOLUNTEER GROUPS 

We regularly schedule group workdays (5-20 volunteers) on our farms or at our Exton facility. Please email our Volunteer Manager with three potential dates, your preferred location (farm or warehouse), the approximate size of your group and your group coordinator’s contact information.

 

COURT ORDERED VOLUNTEERS

Anyone who need to complete court ordered community service hours must read our policies and procedures and complete the court ordered service application. Send your completed application to our Volunteer Manager and request a pre-volunteering interview.

 

MEALS ON WHEELS VOLUNTEERS

We partner with Meals on Wheels of Chester County to provide healthy balanced meals for home-bound seniors. Volunteers are needed to deliver meals and provide a friendly visit to a senior. If you are interested in volunteering to deliver meals, please visit Meals on Wheels’ website. (Delivering volunteers are organized through Meals on Wheels and NOT the Food Bank.)

HOST A FOOD DRIVE

Donated food is an integral part of our work to serve our Chester County neighbors that are struggling with food insecurity and hunger. Food drives are always needed especially through the winter and summer months. Visit How to Get Started to learn more about hosting a food drive. Delivery of large food drives should be scheduled at least 48 hours in advance by emailing food@chestercountyfoodbank.org, or calling us at 610-873-6000.

Every pound of donated food makes a difference. Smaller donations such as a bag of groceries from your recent shopping trip or food in lieu of gifts from a birthday party can be delivered to our facility during our receiving hours are Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Please bring food donations to our warehouse loading dock entrance where you can pull directly in and will be assisted unloading your vehicle.

GIVE MONEY

Your financial contribution helps us to serve our Chester County neighbors that struggle with hunger and food insecurity. Monetary donations  allow us to purchase bulk food and fresh produce as well as support our innovative programs to address the root causes of hunger through advocacy and education.

TALK ABOUT US / BE AN AMBASSADOR

TOUR THE FOOD BANK

The Chester County Food Bank offers tours of our facility located in the Eagleview Corporate Center in Exton (650 Pennsylvania Dr.). Interested individuals, corporate, community or school groups will learn more about the Food Bank and how hunger and food insecurity affect our community here in Chester County. Visit Tour the Food Bank to schedule your visit.

REQUEST A SPEAKER

We appreciate the opportunity to speak to your business or organization about the Chester County Food Bank. A knowledgeable staff member will discuss the realities of hunger in Chester County, our work to provide food access to those struggling with food insecurity and how you can get involved to help those in need in our community.

To request a speaker, please email us with your name, organization, event date/time and location. Please submit requests at least two weeks prior to your event. We will do our best to accommodate your date but appreciate your flexibility. Your speaker request is not confirmed until you are contacted by a staff member.