We had the privilege of delivering 211 pounds of non-perishable food items to the West Chester Food Bank for distribution. In Chester County alone, 70,000 people go to bed hungry. More than 1 in 10 people in this area suffer from hunger! The West Chester County Food Bank has developed an innovative and dynamic approach to ending hunger in our area. They have created a program that in 2011 provided 200,000 pounds of locally grown fresh fruits and vegetables to meal providers and individuals. One of their many goals is to provide people with nutritionally rich foods. They have a commercial kitchen which allows them the capacity to preserve and package fresh foods to be distributed at a later time. If you are interested, there are numerous other programs that could benefit from your time and talent. If you would like to learn more about The West Chester Food Bank please visit their website at: www.chestercountyfoodbank.org
A huge thank you to the Jones, Mears and Diskin families for taking the time out of their busy summer to help with this project!