There are two food pantries in T/E to serve the needs of families in the T/E. There are also a few outside of T/E that can help as well. The Great Valley Food Cupboard opened in February 2012. It is open every Tuesday from 11-2 and the second Wednesday evening of each month, from 6-8. In the future these hours may be adjusted as needed. The food cupboard will be located at The Baptist Church in the Great Valley, 945 North Valley Forge, Devon, PA 19333. (Go to the Scott Building - behind the church.) All those interested will have to complete a self-declaration form to prove need, and show proof of residence. Call 610-688-5445 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to contact the church to ask about the services of this food cupboard.
The Caring Cupboard is located at the Trinity Presbyterian Church in Berwyn (640 Berwyn Ave) - not far from the Easttown Library. For questions on the hours and general information, call 610-644-0932.
Two other food banks in the area that will help T/E families are located at:
Church of the Good Samaritan Food Closet
212 W. Lancaster Rd, Paoli
Open the 1st and 3rd Thursdays from 8am-10am OR the 2nd or 4th Thursdays from 4pm-6pm
Bring a picture ID and a utility or medical statement that includes your address, not older than 3 months
You must live in Chester County (not including Coatesville)
Income level is calculated at less than 150% of poverty level, and is based on the number of people in your family
Paoli Presbyterian Church Food Closet
(Paoli), call for information 610-644-8250
Remember - for all 4 of these food closets - you can only sign up to attend to one food closet. They are all run by the Chester County Food Bank and they each keep a record of who attends. For other food resources such as food stamps and WIC assistance, go to the Helpful Links page.
Government Run Food Resources
SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program)
If you or your family need to apply for the governement-run program called Food Stamps - then please click HERE and be redirected to that application.
Please note: SNAP is particularly effective at getting food to American children in needy families. However, starting in 2016, single (no dependents), able-bodied people from 18 to 49 will no longer be eligible to receive supplemental food assistance beyond 3 months.
WIC (Women, Infants, and Children)
WIC provides Federal grants to States for supplemental foods, health care referrals, and nutrition education for low-income pregnant, breastfeeding, and non-breastfeeding pospartum women, and to infants and children up to age 5 who are found to be at nutritional risk. Click HERE for more details on how to apply.
T&E Care is an IRS recognized non-profit organization under section 501(c)(3) of the tax code. The official registration and financial information of Tredyffrin & Easttown Care may be obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of State by calling toll free, within Pennsylvania, 1 (800) 732-0999. Registration does not imply endorsement.
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