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Review for West Chester Food Cupboard, West Chester, PA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I have been volunteering at the Food Cupboard now for the past 3 years. Initially, the work was cleaning and stocking on days when there were no clients shopping. Later, I chose to switch to days when I could assist the clients as well. This was more appealing to me, to be able to see how those less fortunate cope with daily life. It has been enriching.

The highlight of my volunteer activity took place last year when my wife and I set up and ran a fundraiser for the Food Cupboard at the Boxcar Brew Pub in West Chester. We had four excellent bands donate their time and talent, ranging from Big Band music and Bluegrass, to Electric Blues and an Eighties Reunion group. Money was collected at the door, and we eventually took in $2000. All of this was put to good use by the Food Cupboard, whose entire staff are unpaid volunteers, assuring a very low overhead with very grateful clientele.

Role:  Volunteer