The Difference is You
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.
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.
Host a Food Drive
Food and Fund Drives place the power to make a meaningful difference directly in your hands.
Donated food is an integral part of our work to serve our Chester County neighbors that are struggling with food insecurity and hunger. Whether it’s a can of vegetables from your pantry, a food drive held at an office, or a truckload of eggs from a distribution center, donated food is distributed through our network of over 160 food cupboards and social service agencies so they can serve those in need in our community.
The Chester County Food Bank relies on contributions from individuals, organizations and corporations to:
- Support our innovative programs to address the root causes of hunger through advocacy and education
- Keep our freezers running and our trucks on the road
- Purchase food in bulk enabling us to pay a lower cost per pound than that of food bought at retail prices by individuals.
Community Outreach Request
Chester County Food Bank participates in community events to engage and educate about our work, and the resources we provide and ensure everyone has access to real, healthy food. If you would like to have us as a speaker or exhibitor at your event, please complete our Outreach Request Form.
Requests are reviewed weekly, and you will be contacted within 7-10 days. Events are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Please submit your request at least four weeks prior to the event to allow for planning and staffing.
Color Some Kindness
Decorate boxes used for our Senior Grocery Boxes to help brighten the recipient’s day when they receive it.
Host an Event / Fundraiser
From bake sales to special events, there are countless ways to host a fundraiser for the Food Bank. Your event (we call them third-party events) has the opportunity to make a significant impact by spreading awareness and collecting valuable resources for our community.
Be An Advocate
Advocacy is an essential part of our work. In addition to the generous food and monetary donations received from our community, we leverage state and federal nutrition programs to ensure that our neighbors have access to real, healthy food.