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PACS has spring fever! - Spring 2023 Newsletter

Bringing a renewed sense of enthusiasm and anticipation for the future, we reflect on past achievements and look forward to the exciting possibilities that lie ahead!

Great for PACS and the Environment

Through April, our Retail Rescue and Food Donations provided us with over 287,000 lbs. of food and supplies this year. The additional food gives us the opportunity to offer more healthy and nutritious options. This is not only great news for our Daily Pantry shoppers, but also for the environment. Recovering food that would otherwise go to waste helps

to reduce methane emissions and in turn, mitigates the impact of

climate change.

To learn how you can contribute to PACS, please click here for more information.

VIP Visitor

We were honored to host U.S. Representative Chrissy Houlahan and give her a tour of our facility. This enabled us to personally thank her for helping us secure one of our infrastructure grants to expand within our facility, and ensure that we will be able to assist the increasing number of our neighbors in need.

If you would like to learn more, please click here.

Congrats to Our Board Chair!

In March, the Phoenixville Regional Chamber of Commerce awarded our Board Chair, Frederick Hubler Jr., with the 2023 Outstanding Citizen Award.

Congratulations Fred for all of your hard work and dedication to the entire Phoenixville community! We are grateful to have you as a part of PACS!

Phenomenal Response to Empty Bowls “Souper” Simple Supper

Our March 30th Empty Bowls Event was a fun and successful evening! Nearly 500 people attended and enjoyed delicious soups, bread, and wonderful music. Thanks to everyone who attended, we were able to exceed our event goals!

We would like to thank:

Everyone who bought tickets.

The staff and volunteers who helped during our event.

Bistro on Bridge and Kimberton Whole Foods who donated extra soup.

All of our donors who contributed wonderful prizes for the basket raffle.

Congratulations to our 50/50 and Basket Raffle Winners!

Tom Cauley

Georgea Ferrante

Lil Evans

Michelle Wallace

Gus Spector

Paul Bochnak

Dave Evans

To see photos from Empty Bowls, please click here­.

Thankful for our Volunteers

April was National Volunteer Month, and the 17th-22nd was National Volunteer Appreciation Week. Every day of the week, we showcased our appreciation for all of our volunteers and what they do to assist our cause. Each and every one of our team members are a big part of why we are so successful!

Please visit our Facebook page to see a daily tribute to our volunteers.

Volunteer of the Quarter

We are honored to name Elaine Miller our Volunteer of the Quarter. Joining the PACS team in July of 2021, Elaine has spent the last two years sharing her passion for food with our neighbors and teammates. Having worn every hat that PACS has to offer in terms of volunteer positions, Elaine can do it all!

She has worked in the warehouse doing quality control, sorting and stocking shelves, and more. Elaine loves to cook, share recipes and does pretty much anything that involves food. We could call her our PACS Foodie!

After retiring from her management consultant career of 30 years, Elaine wanted to find a way to support her local community. She feels that food insecurity is a critical issue in our area, and she wanted to do what she could to help people who struggle with it. After doing research on local nonprofits with volunteer opportunities, Elaine found PACS.

It was a perfect fit for her!

To learn more about Elaine, please visit our website.

Upcoming Event

Friday, May 19th 2023

Vendor Bingo Benefiting PACS

Contact Deb McGinn by May 18th to Purchase Tickets


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