Daily Local News: Chester County Food Bank in need of donations
UWCHLAN >> With Thanksgiving less than two weeks away, people in Chester County who are struggling to put a holiday meal – or any meal – on their table will be facing an even tougher time now that the Chester County Food Bank is in desperate need of donations.
“Last year we serviced over 40 agencies with about 5,000 turkeys plus all the fixings,” said Ally Antonini, administrative support and government programs coordinator with the Chester County Food Bank. “This year, we only have about 1,000 and are only serving about 19 agencies. It’s definitely hitting us hard.”
Trying to call attention to its need, U.S. Rep. Ryan Costello visited the food bank Friday evening to bring his own box of donations and to find out how things are going during this tough time.
“The reality is we’re entering a holiday season where there is a lot of people who are not going to be able to put a holiday meal on the table,” Costello said. “There’s a very generous spirit about Chester County. I encourage constituents during the holiday season to consider participating in the food bank programs.”