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

Rating: 5 stars  

I have been a volunteer with the West Chester Food Cupboard since 2010. I have had the priviledge to work along side many kind, and generous volunteers who give 110% of their time to make sure we are doing all we can to end hunger in Chester County. These past few years have given me a truer picture of the area where I live. The face of hunger is as close as and familiar as your next door neighbor. We live in a county that is rated a top county to live in, yet the West Chester Food Cupboard continues to serve over 600+ families a month. At the cupboard, volunteers work hard to prepare and stock the cupboard so the shopping experience can be a quick and pleasant shopping trip for our clients. We are able to offer our clients a variety of food such as fresh produce, frozen meats, frozen entrees, snacks and desserts. The food comes to us in many ways: food drives by organizations, personal family donations, store donations, churches, schools and corporations grow, maintain and harvest gardens and donate the fresh produce. The West Chester Food Cupboard would not exist if not for the all the individuals who continually think of others first and unselfishly give their time running food drives, collecting donations, stocking the pantry shelves, raising awareness at community events, working in the community gardens, writing grants, recruiting and scheduling volunteers, and taking clients around to shop. I have seen the cupboard grow from a tiny little cupboard hidden among store fronts to a colorful, inviting environment that is full of activity. Donors, volunteers and clients are able to easily locate the cupboard and that has enabled us to do more for our clients. Each week I am blessed to be at the cupboard, I have the opportunity to grow as an individual, the privilege to work alongside caring individuals and most importantly, to help make a difference in someone else's life. The West Chester Food Cupboard has and continues to do amazing things to help end hunger in Chester County!

Role:  Volunteer