Archive for December, 2013

WCFC Featured in The Philadelphia Inquirer

inquirer-article-image-20131217 Check out the excellent front page article in the December 17 Philadelphia Inquirer.

The article described the juxtaposition of Chester County’s wealth and its poverty, as well as the good work that the WCFC is doing to help.

Click HERE to see the article on the Inquirer’s website.

HOLIDAY CLOSURES


HOLIDAY HOURS

Regular hours will be in effect
EXCEPT FOR THE FOLLOWING CLOSURES:

  • Wednesday, December 25, 2013…Christmas Day…CLOSED (CERRADO).
  • Wednesday, January 1, 2014…New Year’s Day…CLOSED (CERRADO).

All other days and times as usual.


Want to provide food for those people in West Chester who are skipping meals and going to bed hungry?

As we move into the season of giving and thanks, please remember our neighbors for whom a bag of groceries is a gift. In 2013 alone, the West Chester Food Cupboard has been a crucial source of food for nearly 2,000 individuals each month—some of the children, families and elderly who live in the 19380 and 19382 zip codes and do not have enough to eat.

Your gift at this time of year has enormous impact on the quality of life of our neighbors who come to the Cupboard. A five-day food supply is often what stands between our clients and hunger, serving as the nutritional bridge that supports them until their next pay checks or food stamps arrive. The Cupboard provides a warm, respectful environment for clients, who take home vital non-perishable items as well as fresh fruit, dairy and meat.

Clients say: “Coming here helps me make ends meet…I can come here once a month and get food which helps me stretch my money to pay my bills…it makes a big difference…thank God I can come here for food…money is so tight and I often can’t afford to buy food…I love the fresh produce…you guys are all so kind…”

The West Chester Food Cupboard is an all-volunteer organization dependent almost entirely on community support. Your donations allow us to continue our work serving the hungry in West Chester – the Cupboard simply cannot exist without you. At the holiday, and throughout the year, our neighbors are counting on us. Please give as generously as you can to the West Chester Food Cupboard, because no one should go hungry, and know that your impact on our community is immediate and important.

You can donate on line via PayPal, or send a check or grocery gift card to:

West Chester Food Cupboard
545 E. Gay St
West Chester, PA 19380.

SNAP Call-in Thanks

Thanks to all those who participated in the December 4 nationwide call-in in support of the SNAP (food stamps) program.

SNAP Nationwide Call-In Day, Wednesday, Dec. 4

SNAP Nationwide Call-In Day, Wednesday, Dec. 4
Food cupboards are in place to help people avoid hunger during emergencies, but are now being called on to provide food to people after their unemployment and food stamp (SNAP) benefits run out, usually before the end of the month.
SNAP dollars are spent in communities, contributing to growth and creating jobs; the program also helps prevent deeper poverty and hunger. Yet Congress is considering cutting SNAP by $40 billion (House of Representatives), or $4 billion (Senate).
Today everyone who is concerned about this is encouraged to call members of congress and speak out on behalf of those in need in our community.
 Join advocates across the country for a nationwide call-in day to support and protect SNAP as Congress debates proposals to weaken this vital program.
  1. Call toll-free to 1-888-398-8702 (Special thanks to Feeding America for providing this toll-free number!)
  2. A pre-recorded message will ask you to enter your zip code.  Press 1 to be connected to your Representative.
  3. Let your Representative know you are calling about the Farm Bill and deliver this important message:
    “As a constituent, I urge you to support and protect SNAP in any Farm Bill or other legislative vehicle. Oppose SNAP cuts.”
  4. Call back to repeat the process for your two senators – press “2” to be connected to your first senator and “3” to be connected to the other.

WCFC Featured in The Philadelphia Inquirer

inquirer-article-image-20131217 Check out the excellent front page article in the December 17 Philadelphia Inquirer.

The article described the juxtaposition of Chester County’s wealth and its poverty, as well as the good work that the WCFC is doing to help.

Click HERE to see the article on the Inquirer’s website.

HOLIDAY CLOSURES


HOLIDAY HOURS

Regular hours will be in effect
EXCEPT FOR THE FOLLOWING CLOSURES:

  • Wednesday, December 25, 2013…Christmas Day…CLOSED (CERRADO).
  • Wednesday, January 1, 2014…New Year’s Day…CLOSED (CERRADO).

All other days and times as usual.


Want to provide food for those people in West Chester who are skipping meals and going to bed hungry?

As we move into the season of giving and thanks, please remember our neighbors for whom a bag of groceries is a gift. In 2013 alone, the West Chester Food Cupboard has been a crucial source of food for nearly 2,000 individuals each month—some of the children, families and elderly who live in the 19380 and 19382 zip codes and do not have enough to eat.

Your gift at this time of year has enormous impact on the quality of life of our neighbors who come to the Cupboard. A five-day food supply is often what stands between our clients and hunger, serving as the nutritional bridge that supports them until their next pay checks or food stamps arrive. The Cupboard provides a warm, respectful environment for clients, who take home vital non-perishable items as well as fresh fruit, dairy and meat.

Clients say: “Coming here helps me make ends meet…I can come here once a month and get food which helps me stretch my money to pay my bills…it makes a big difference…thank God I can come here for food…money is so tight and I often can’t afford to buy food…I love the fresh produce…you guys are all so kind…”

The West Chester Food Cupboard is an all-volunteer organization dependent almost entirely on community support. Your donations allow us to continue our work serving the hungry in West Chester – the Cupboard simply cannot exist without you. At the holiday, and throughout the year, our neighbors are counting on us. Please give as generously as you can to the West Chester Food Cupboard, because no one should go hungry, and know that your impact on our community is immediate and important.

You can donate on line via PayPal, or send a check or grocery gift card to:

West Chester Food Cupboard
545 E. Gay St
West Chester, PA 19380.

SNAP Call-in Thanks

Thanks to all those who participated in the December 4 nationwide call-in in support of the SNAP (food stamps) program.

SNAP Nationwide Call-In Day, Wednesday, Dec. 4

SNAP Nationwide Call-In Day, Wednesday, Dec. 4
Food cupboards are in place to help people avoid hunger during emergencies, but are now being called on to provide food to people after their unemployment and food stamp (SNAP) benefits run out, usually before the end of the month.
SNAP dollars are spent in communities, contributing to growth and creating jobs; the program also helps prevent deeper poverty and hunger. Yet Congress is considering cutting SNAP by $40 billion (House of Representatives), or $4 billion (Senate).
Today everyone who is concerned about this is encouraged to call members of congress and speak out on behalf of those in need in our community.
 Join advocates across the country for a nationwide call-in day to support and protect SNAP as Congress debates proposals to weaken this vital program.
  1. Call toll-free to 1-888-398-8702 (Special thanks to Feeding America for providing this toll-free number!)
  2. A pre-recorded message will ask you to enter your zip code.  Press 1 to be connected to your Representative.
  3. Let your Representative know you are calling about the Farm Bill and deliver this important message:
    “As a constituent, I urge you to support and protect SNAP in any Farm Bill or other legislative vehicle. Oppose SNAP cuts.”
  4. Call back to repeat the process for your two senators – press “2” to be connected to your first senator and “3” to be connected to the other.