RACING IN SUPPORT OF OUR COMMUNITY
Since 1964 over $1,073,600 has been donated to a variety of charitable organizations.
The self-perpetuating Pennsylvania Hunt Cup Committee administers the Pennsylvania Hunt Cup Races. By charter, the purpose of the committee is to raise money for local charities. The organization has achieved exemption under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
The Pennsylvania Hunt Cup’s main beneficiary is
Every day, 1 in 8 people in Chester County goes hungry. For children that number is 1 in 5. No one should go hungry!
In 2020, more than ever, we are Racing for Food.
In 2009, the Chester County Food Bank was established to manage the distribution of food and find long-term solutions to reduce the incidence of hunger in our communities. The Food Bank is approaching the problem of hunger in an inventive way. In addition to expanding the delivery of food to provide larger quantities and more nutritious food, it has instituted a nutrition education program for schools, communities and families to foster healthier lifestyles and a greater long-term impact. The plan has a special focus on children, who without adequate nutrition are destined to a life of struggle and poverty.
So much has been accomplished thanks to the many caring people in the community who volunteer their time, conduct food drives, grow food, and contribute generously to the Food Bank. Since their inception only four years ago, they have tripled the amount of food collected and distributed. Of the 1.8 million pounds of food distributed in 2012, more than 640,000 pounds was healthy, fresh produce – most grown locally. The Food Bank delivers this food not only to over 90 Food Cupboards and Meal Sites through our county, but also to local schools where they work with teachers to teach students how to make better food choices throughout their lifetime.
“During this unprecedented time of the COVID-19 Pandemic, the Chester County Food Bank has supplied an average of 93,000 lbs. of food per week, to approximately 100 food providing partners in Chester County. Seeing an increase in need of over 60%, the Food Bank has mobilized its network of vendors to maintain an average inventory of 500,000 lbs. of food to meet the need of the residents effected by the pandemic”, says Larry Welsch, Executive Director, Chester County Food Bank.
With the help of the community and generous supporters like the PA Hunt cup, the Food Bank can expand its programs to address hunger along with nutrition so that all in our community can have the health, energy and vitality to make a better life for themselves and their children.