Couple Renowned for Philanthropy in Southern Chesco Donates Land, Finances to Support KACS’s Expansion

Dan Weckerly
Michael and Nancy Pia
Image via Michael and Nancy Pia Foundation.

After a long search, Kennett Area Community Service (KACS) now has a property for its new home, as a local couple, Michael and Nancy Pia, donated the land, writes Steven Hoffman for the Chester County Press.

Nonprofit KACS operates a food cupboard and provides support to people in need. Its search for a larger home intensified last year, as the organization recorded a significant increase in requests for help. Many families turned to KACS in desperation, seeking help from pandemic-related issues.

Now, the nonprofit has received a much-needed donation from the Pia family. The couple’s donation to KACS encompasses six acres of land on Cypress Street and includes financial support to fund construction.

“The KACS Board of Directors has unanimously voted to accept this very generous offer and extend sincere thanks to the Pias for providing this significant gift,” a representative said.

The Pias are renowned in southern Chester County for their philanthropy. Michael worked his entire career in the family’s mushroom farming business, South Mill Champs, and Nancy is an educator, artist, and writer.

Read more about Kennett Area Community Service in the Chester County Press.