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Our Mission & Impact

Our Mission

We mobilize our community to ensure access to real, healthy food.

mission & impact

Fronting the Fight Against Hunger

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 nearly 3.5 million pounds to our neighbors with limited or uncertain access to adequate food.

We are, however, more than food drives that put cans on shelves. We take a steadfast approach to provide food and build support for our neighbors in need while raising awareness and engagement among all our communities.

Our Vision

A food secure Chester County.

Our Impact

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.

3 Million Meals

Distributed annually to our neighbors struggling with food insecurity

160+ Partner Agencies

Served throughout our network in
Chester County, Pennsylvania

15,000+ Hours

Volunteered by our community annually

Free Books for Kids

Children under age 5 who live in Chester County, PA are eligible to receive a free book delivered to their home each month through the Chester County Imagination Library.

Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library works with local affiliates to mail free, high-quality books to pre-school children once a month, no matter their family’s income.

Chester County’s Imagination Library is powered by Arts Holding Hands and Hearts (AHHAH) in partnership with Justamere Foundation and the Kennett Library.

Enroll your child today to help us build a stronger Chester County community, one book at a time.