Rotary Club of West Chester’s Annual Fruit Sale
It’s the time of year for the Rotary Club of West Chester’s Annual Fruit Sale. Order delicious oranges and grapefruit from Florida to benefit the community. This year’s lucky recipient is the Interfaith Housing Assistance Corporation of Chester County. (West Chester Food Cupboard was last year’s beneficiary)
Order some for yourself AND some for the clients of the Food Cupboard…
for more information go to: http://www.clubrunner.ca/Portal/SitePages/SitePage.aspx?cid=7268&pid=85184
Here at the West Chester Food Cupboard we absolutely LOVE getting fresh produce for our clients. These beautiful greens were grown right here in Chester County and are a great item to be able to provide this holiday weekend. Thank you to all of our supporters who allow us to provide fresh, healthy food to our neighbors in need.
Annual Volunteers’ Meeting
Chairman Ed Breiner addresses the volunteers.
On Friday, March 22 we held our annual West Chester Food Cupboard volunteers’ meeting. We are grateful to Westminster Presbyterian Church for once again allowing us to use their lovely facility for this event. Over 50 of our 110 regular volunteers were able to juggle their personal and work schedules to attend this fun event. This is the one time of the year when all the volunteers get to see one another and catch up on what is happening at the Cupboard. Information was shared about our latest fundraising and marketing efforts and all were pleased to learn that, thanks to the generous support of the community and the volunteers’ hard work, the state of the Cupboard is good!
Dine out for the West Chester Food Cupboard
Do you have plans on Wednesday May 15th?
How about gathering your family and friends to enjoy a meal at Iron Hill Brewery and Restaurant?
Last year’s night out was a great success and this year all three Iron Hill locations have agreed to participate! Join us in West Chester, Phoenixville or Media for lunch or dinner and 20% of your food bill (excluding alcoholic beverages) will be donated to the West Chester Food Cupboard!
All you have to do is print a coupon and present it to your server!
This is a great way to get out and support your neighbors —- See you there!
This Month at the Food Cupboard
The weather has been kind to us and we have not had to close our doors because of bad conditions, although we have had some close calls!
Our client numbers remain high but happily we have been able to meet the demand because of the continued genorosity of the community. People are hungry all year round and we work hard to keep food on our shelves. Thankfully donations have continued even though the big holiday food drives are long gone.
We are always looking for ways to improve the service we provide our clients. For example, we used to offer every household one jar of spaghetti sauce and one can of tomatoes regardless of the number of people in the family. We have started to offer two jars of sauce and two cans of tomatoes to all families and four of each to families of five and more. We have also increased the quantities of milk, eggs, and fresh produce we offer. Client response has been very positive.