Wegmans Food Markets Donates Over 18,000 Pounds of Food to Chester County Food Bank

At 10 a.m. on Thursday, May 8, a tractor trailer from Wegmans Food Markets will deliver 18,173 pounds of food to the Chester County Food Bank in Exton. A team of volunteers from the Wegmans’ Downingtown and Malvern stores along with Chester County Food Bank volunteers will be on hand to help unload the truck.


Larry Welsch, executive director of the Chester County Food Bank, said “Wegmans has been a wonderful community partner and we are so very thankful for their support. This shipment of food will help feed so many of our neighbors in need with nutritious staples. The donation is very much needed to supplement our efforts to serve nearly 100 food cupboards, meal sites and social service organizations at no cost to the agency.”

“In every community where we have stores, we work closely with local food banks,” says Linda Lovejoy, Wegmans community relations manager. “Food for the hungry is one of our top giving priorities, and we’re proud to support our neighbors in Chester County.”

Wegmans’ is a long-time supporter of the Chester County Food Bank and recently donated $68,261.43 to the Food Bank through their Care About Hunger campaigns at the Downingtown and Malvern stores. The Care About Hunger program allows customers to donate $1, $2 $3, $5 or any other amount at checkout with 100% of the proceeds going to each store’s local food bank.

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For more information about The Chester County Food Bank and to find out how you can help, please visit their website.

Truck photo credit: Michele Kornegay. Photo of children credit: Chester County Food Bank.