Taste of Phoenixville Raises $65,000 for Good Samaritan Services


This year’s Taste of Phoenixville, one of Chester County’s signature fundraisers, raised $65,000 for Good Samaritan Services, a nonprofit that provides a variety of housing and support services to individuals who are experiencing or are at risk of experiencing homelessness.

Held at Franklin Commons in Phoenixville, this year’s event featured cuisine from more than 20 local restaurants and caterers, as well as complimentary drinks from local breweries and distilleries.
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More than 400 guests attended the event and – after sampling the many “tastes” – voted Bistro on Bridge, Majolica, and Foresta’s Market as the Top Three food establishments of the evening.

“This was our 17th Taste of Phoenixville event, and once again, the community came together in support of those experiencing homelessness,” said Nate Hoffer, CEO of Good Samaritan Services. “We thank all of our sponsors, the food and drink partners who donated their time, talent, and delicious food and drink, and we also thank everyone who purchased tickets, bid on auction items, and made additional donations.

“We are truly grateful for the generosity of our sponsors, food and drink partners, and guests.”

A high point of the event was “15 in 15” – an online donation challenge to raise $15,000 in 15 minutes. The goal was achieved well within the timeframe.

“It costs us $23 per person per day to provide shelter, housing, case management services, food, and supplies,” said Hoffer. “With the proceeds from Taste of Phoenixville, we can serve nearly 100 people in all of our programs for an entire month.”

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