Rooted in Community
We are the central hunger relief organization in Chester County.
Chester County Food Bank serves over 40,000 people through access to real, healthy food and education and wellness. We have cultivated a community-centered and holistic approach to not only address emergency needs but also the root causes of chronic food insecurity for households facing unique challenges in Chester County.
The Chester County Food Bank was formed in 2009 to address the escalating hunger problem in the county. Our primary goal was, and still is, to have a viable, sustainable organization that secures, manages, and distributes food to those in need.
Today, we are the central hunger relief organization serving more than 160 partner agencies in Chester County, PA. Through our network of food cupboards, hot meal sites, shelters, and other social service organizations, we distribute over 3.5 million pounds to our neighbors with limited or uncertain access to adequate food.
The Food Bank is housed in a 36,000 square-foot facility including our 2,500 square-foot commercial kitchen, 5,400 square feet of refrigeration and freezer space, and our warehouse. We secure food through donations, state and federal food assistance programs, and by purchasing fresh and non-perishables using grant monies.
We are, however, more than food drives that put cans on shelves. We take a steadfast approach to provide food and building support in the neediest communities while raising awareness and engagement among our community.