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

Rating: 5 stars  

I have been a volunteer at WCFC since 2014, with primary responsibilities for escorting clients on Saturday mornings. I feel very fortunate to be a part of an organization whose mission is so vitally important to so many food-insecure households in our community. Clients come to us for help as a result of a wide variety of circumstances that make it difficult for them to provide adequate and nutritious food for their families. At the Cupboard, they can choose from a wonderful selection of fresh vegetables and fruits, dairy items, frozen fish and meat, canned and non-perishable foods, and more. Because clients can choose what they need and will use, instead of receiving a one-size-fits-all package, the Cupboard is a very efficient mechanism for providing food assistance that really makes an impact in the clients’ lives.

As a result, it is clear how much the clients appreciate the facility, the donors, and the all-volunteer staff that keeps this complicated operation running smoothly every day. Frequently during our enjoyable chats as we work our way through the various sections of the Cupboard, clients mention to me how this service is the lynchpin that gets them through their month, and that they have no idea how they would get by without it. It is both amazing and gratifying to me that 160 part time volunteers can make this much impact for about 560 households (representing 2,500 people!) in our community. I am most grateful to our generous donors and the other volunteers for sharing the concern that 560 food-insecure families in our community is 560 too many.

Role:  Volunteer
 

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

Rating: 5 stars  

I first found about West Chester Food Cupboard when looking for someone who might appreciate receiving the excess produce from our backyard garden. After stopping in a few times to donate, I was very impressed with the organization and soon thereafter decided to start volunteering on Saturday mornings. That was 2 years ago, and I still very much look forward to getting to WCFC each Saturday to help clients select a wide variety of healthy food, and thereby assist in reducing food insecurity for some of our most vulnerable neighbors. I highly recommend volunteering for anyone who would like to help make a real difference in our community!

Role:  Volunteer