Taylor Pendergast

Associate Specialist, Global Communications

October 04, 2017

West’s Ambassador Interns Help the West Chester Food Cupboard with Move to New Facility

West’s Ambassador Interns in Exton assisted the local West Chester Food Cupboard’s move into their new, larger facility. They packed and loaded 80,000 pounds of food at the Food Cupboard’s previous site, and then moved the supplies to the new facility. The West Chester Food Cupboard’s move enables the organization to serve even more clients, and was made possible through the Ambassador Interns’ help.

West Chester Food Cupboard West Ambassodor Intern volunteers

Throughout the past four years, the West Chester Food Cupboard has expanded its operations from providing 450,000 pounds of food per year to those in need to 950,000 pounds of food per year. At any time, the Food Cupboard maintains a month’s supply of food, which is about 80,000 pounds, in inventory.

The West Chester Food Cupboard, a non-profit organization operated by unpaid volunteers, was founded in 2009. Currently, the Food Cupboard serves more than 600 households every month and provides them with a variety of much needed food and personal care items. As a “client choice cupboard,” the organization gives clients the chance to select exactly the food they want and need in a grocery store format.

Please contact the West Chester Food Cupboard here if you are interested in volunteer opportunities.