Frequently Asked Questions

Client Questions

Where do clients live?
Clinets must live within the West Chester Area School District.

What are the income rules for eligibility?
Income rules depend on household size. Click here to see complete rules.

How often can I come in?
Clients may visit us once each month, with at least 30 days between visits.

Do I need an appointment or must I call ahead?
No…once you have established your eligibility, you may just drop in any time during our regular client hours.

How do I get my food?
We are a client choice food cupboard. One of our volunteers accompanies you as you take your shopping cart through the aisles and pick out the items you want. Quantities are based on household size.

General Questions

What percentage of your budget goes to salaries and benefits?
Zero…we are 100% volunteer. Every cent of your donation goes to fight food insecurity.

What do your volunteers do?
Volunteers handle all of our shopping, stocking, cleaning, management and fundraising, with over l,000 hours of volunteer time logged every month.

How many households are served by WCFC?
We served an average of 578 households each month in the past year.

How many pounds of food were distributed last year?
Over 1,200,00 pounds.