The number of volunteers increased as did donations as the community responded generously to the needs of low-income West Chester residents, who were struggling to feed themselves and their families.
In the summer of 2017, having definitely outgrown our old premises on E. Gay Street, the volunteers decided to move. We were lucky enough to find 431 S. Bolmar Street – a great location with twice the space, and a wonderfully welcoming place for clients to shop.
The Cupboard is still 100% volunteer run with no paid staff. Currently there is a seven-person Board of Directors, a Lead Volunteer Team of fourteen, and over 150 volunteers, who willingly carry out a myriad of tasks.
The mission of the Cupboard has stayed the same, providing a variety of fresh and nonperishable food to West Chester residents in need and can be summed up by the slogan on everyone’s t-shirts:
“…because no one should go hungry!”
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Board of Directors
Joseph Fratinardo, President John Bailey, Vice President Rob Necarsulmer, Treasurer Fiona Allison, Secretary Adean Bridges Mark McGirney Timmy Nelson Larry Welsch
The West Chester Food Cupboard is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation, donations to which may be tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. The official registration and financial information of the West Chester Food Cupboard may be obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of State by calling toll-free, within Pennsylvania, 1-800-732-0999. Registration does not imply endorsement.