The Great Valley Food Cupboard
In these difficult economic times, there are local families that struggle to put food on their tables each day. The Chester County Food Bank supports a number of food pantries in the county, but there has been only one in Tredyffrin and Easttown until now. For a number of years, Trinity Presbyterian Church in Berwyn (Easttown) has hosted the Caring Cupboard, as part of the official Chester County Food Bank program. Now the Baptist Church in the Great Valley (Tredyffrin) will be hosting one as well.
The Great Valley Food Cupboard, located at 945 North Valley Forge Road in Devon, will provide food to local families needing an extra supply each month. These hours may adjust in the future, but at this time it will be open each Tuesday from 11am-2pm and the second Wednesday of each month, from 6pm-8pm. Any T/E or Great Valley families needing support should call the church office at 610-688-5445 for more details on signing up.
As you can imagine – filling the shelves for a food cupboard is a challenge! Donations from the community are critical to the success of any food cupboard. Hillside Elementary School recently made up “Valentine Breakfast Bags” containing cereal, oatmeal, pancake mix, syrup, peanut butter, etc. All types of non-perishable foods are needed. If you are involved with a group or neighborhood that would be willing to run an occasional food drive, or if you are just someone wanting to help out, please contact the Great Valley Food Cupboard through the church office at 610-688-5445. All offers of support would be appreciated.