Report from July Chester County Ag Meeting

Tues July 7 Chester County Ag  Meeting at the Chester County Food Bank in Eagleview, Exton, PA

Present: Sarah Caspar, Mary Ciarrocchi, Jason Mesiarik and Ally Antonini (Administrative Support and Government Programs Coordinator Chester County Food Bank)

Ally explained to us what the Food Bank does, how many citizens are provided for by it, who the donors are and what its incredible facility does.

It is amazing. The warehouse has both refrigeration and freezer. The kitchen has equipment any large scale cooking facility would die for. Sauces, vegetables, chillis are all prepared at the facility and more.  The food Bank enters the Chili Cook Off in West Chester annually.

Storage space is almost unlimited.

While we were touring one of the donors arrived with beautiful onions, lettuce and other vegetables.  All organic.

I could go on, but I encourage you to go and see for yourself.

When asked what we could do to help support the program, Ally responded that volunteers are needed and donations of:

100% juice and meat products, Please help. This is a very worthy group.

Sarah Caspar and Mary Ciarrocchi, co-chairs

The next meeting will be in September.  Please join us. You will be glad you did. We invite your ideas and will put them into action.

Sarah and Mary

PS Natania Schaumburg was our speaker at our kick off meeting at Roots Café in West Chester. At the time, she worked for PASA. She is now working for the Chester County Food Bank supporting farmers markets in Chester County.

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