Saint-Gobain Combats Hunger, Makes 300-Pound Donation to Chester County Food Bank


Saint-Gobain is hoping to combat hunger in Chester County with its newly opened community garden at its headquarters in Malvern. Image via Pete Bannan, Digital First Media.

Saint-Gobain’s North American headquarters has added a new feature to its Malvern property with the official opening of its community garden, writes Brian McCullough for the Daily Local News.

The opening ceremony included a guided tour of the garden and a presentation on the process of planting and harvesting. It ended with a 300-pound donation to the Chester County Food Bank as part of a Food for All program.

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“This is the epitome of everything our program has come to mean,” said David Ryle, Food for All program director.

The Saint-Gobain Foundation provided a $30,000 grant to help create the 20-bed garden.

Carmen Ferrigno, Saint-Gobain’s Vice President of Communications, said employees approached him with the concept of broadening the program to include all kinds of fruits and vegetables.

According to Anne Shuniak, Community Engagement and Marketing Manager for the Chester County Food Bank, programs like this are necessary as one in 10 people struggle with food availability.

Read more about Saint-Gobain’s garden in the Daily Local News here.

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