The team at Tasty Table Catering is committed to two things: premiere service and the support of our community. We are all members of the greater Philadelphia community with a desire to see it improve. This coming holiday season is an excellent opportunity to help those in need. There are thousands throughout Philadelphia, Chester County and neighboring areas without sustainable shelter or food. According to The House, Phoenixville’s women’s outreach, despite Chester County being one of the wealthiest counties in Pennsylvania, on any given day approximately 684 people experience homelessness. The cause varies among individuals and families. So how can we help?
It starts with examining the problems our community faces, as well as where in our communities our neighbors need the most help.
This video, created by Great Valley High School student Micaela Suminski in 2012, depicts homelessness in Chester County. Shared by The House, it is an accurate portrayal of the community. It is evident that the size of our community’s homelessness problem must begin a decline for the benefit of both the community and its members.
As members of the food service industry, our dedication lies in how we can feed the community. It’s an awful feeling to imagine someone without a warm meal on Thanksgiving, Christmas, or any of the days before and after the holidays. These dedicated organizations, the Chester County Food Bank and the West Chester Food Cupboard, are combating hunger in the area by collecting resources and providing hot meals. Click their logo to visit their websites, or read on to get a glimpse of each organization’s biography.
“The Chester County Food Bank was formed in 2009 to address the escalating hunger problem in the county. Our primary goal was, and still is, to have a viable, sustainable organization that secures, manages and distributes food to those in need. Today, we are the central hunger relief organization serving more than 120 partner agencies in Chester County, PA.
Through our network of food cupboards, hot meal sites, shelters and other social service organizations, we distribute over 2.7 million pounds to our neighbors with limited or uncertain access to adequate food.
We are, however, more than food drives that put cans on shelves. We take a steadfast approach to provide food and build support in the neediest communities, while raising awareness and engagement among our community.”
“Founded in 2009, West Chester Food Cupboard is a non-profit organization operated by a dedicated team of unpaid volunteers.
We currently serve nearly 600 households every month and provide them with a variety of much-needed food and personal care items. The West Chester Food Cupboard is an equal opportunity provider.
Members of the community provide nearly all of the donations that we receive.
We are a “client choice cupboard.” Instead of receiving a pre-packed bag of groceries, our clients select the food they want and need. Quantities depend on the size of their household. Clients can choose fresh eggs, butter, cheese, milk, frozen meats, breads, pastries, tomato products, pasta, beans, rice, soups, fresh produce, etc., and household and personal care items as available.”
We look forward to making an impact this holiday season for the less fortunate, and we urge you to do the same. If you’re looking to extend your help beyond the two organizations we’ve included, Chester County’s official website has provided an immersive list of food pantries across the area. These locations are always accepting food donations, as well as monetary and other assorted goods.