Chester County Food Bank Receives $40,000 Donation from Comcast NBCUniversal

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The Chester County Food Bank has received a $40,000 donation from Comcast NBCUniversal to support efforts to fight food insecurity during another challenging holiday season.

The Food Bank is one of 10 organizations in the Philadelphia region to receive $40,000 each from Comcast NBCUniversal. The funds will support operational measures, including food purchasing, prepping and packaging, and delivery.

“We are grateful for Comcast’s commitment to their community,” said Andrea Youndt, CEO of the Chester County Food Bank. “With rising food costs, it is imperative to have strong corporate partners that support our mission, especially during the holiday season.”

For the second year in a row, Comcast NBCUniversal’s headquarters and regional teams are combining resources as COVID-19 continues to have a profound impact on local communities. Food insecurity is particularly acute for the elderly, low-income families, the working poor, those with chronic illnesses, and people experiencing homelessness.

“Since the beginning of the pandemic, we’ve worked with our nonprofit partners and local elected officials to understand and respond to the immediate needs of our community members, especially around our hometown of Philadelphia,” said Bret Perkins, Senior Vice President, External and Government Affairs at Comcast NBCUniversal. “This is another way we’re showing up for our city and its residents to provide extra support for the tireless work of our community partners.”

The Chester County Food Bank relies on contributions from individuals, organizations, and corporations to:

  • support its innovative programs to address the root causes of hunger through advocacy and education
  • keep its freezers running and its trucks on the road
  • purchase food in bulk, enabling it to pay a lower cost per pound than that of food bought at retail prices by individuals

Donate to the Chester County Food Bank.

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