Yesterday, we awoke to white-powdered streets and sidewalks and ice covered cars. Kids finally got the day off from school they’d been waiting for and many adults enjoyed a cozy day inside by the fire with a hot cup of cocoa or bowl full of chili to keep them warm.
Sadly, this is not the case for many Chester County residents, who too often go without one or all of the many afforded luxuries listed above.
According to an article by Ed Williams on the Chester County Foodbank‘s website, “At times, many have to decide whether to pay a utility bill or cut drastically into their food supply,” especially during the cold winter months.
“Government assistance isn’t always an option.” According to the Chester County Food Bank, “An individual needs to make $17, 820 or less to qualify for government food programs.”
The Chester County Food Bank offers several services to support individuals and families in need. “In the event of a weather or other emergency, the Food Bank collaborates with the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) to serve those affected in Chester County.”
This is why, more than ever, the Chester County Food Bank needs your donations and support. The Food Bank accepts food donations, encourages food drive participation, enlists volunteers, and collect monetary donations all year long.
While we sit at home, enjoying the break from work and time with family, let us all consider making a donation to the Chester County Food Bank to help them help others this season.
To read Ed Williams’ full article, click here.
To learn more about the Chester County Food Bank, click here.