PCHF Helps Fund a New Building for PACS

Filed in news by on December 2, 2020

For 47 years, the Phoenixville Area Community Services (PACS) has served those suffering from food insecurity in the area. PACS originally operated out of a small building on Church Street. However, the building was not designed for a food pantry:  it had limited storage capacity and allowed only a small number of staff, volunteers, and consumers in at a time.

PACS needed a bigger, more flexible space.

Then the pandemic hit. More and more of our friends and neighbors came to PACS needing food. In 2020, PACS has had five times the requests for food that it did the previous year.

Fortunately, PACS was able to purchase the Town Supply Company building at 101 Buchanan Street not far from their old location. The new building gives PACS a warehouse with a loading dock to accept larger donations and deliveries. Spacious refrigeration and freezer units are also coming so PACS can store and distribute more fresh, nutritious produce.

The space will allow PACS to grow and evolve along with the needs of the community.

PACS is now raising funds to offset some of the costs of its new home through its Building the Future Campaign. Gifts to the campaign will be matched dollar for dollar by the Foundation up to $400,000.

Please consider donating so PACS can continue to do what it does best:  feed the hungry in the greater Phoenixville area.

 

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