We are grateful for partners like Presbytery of Philadelphia and Tree of Life Church!

Here are some photos from today’s Souperbowl of Caring at Tree of Life Church. It’s hard to catch the scale from the pictures, but there were bags of food overflowing out the church door, boxes of food on every pew, people everywhere checking expiration dates, sorting, packing and taking it all to Chester Eastside. We took in 5,000 food items today – and we were just one of four sites in Springfield/Rutledge collecting food. As Rev. Zuline Wilkerson, director of Chester Eastside, said when she came to check out the action, “This is the church at work!”





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CEI Announces Help for Residents Impacted by the Government Shutdown

Chester Eastside, Inc.

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CEI Announces Help for Residents Impacted by the Government Shutdown


Chester Eastside’s mission based programs exist to support healthy communities. Our Hunger Safety Net Program’s food pantry can assist furloughed workers, veterans, and people currently unemployed. We provide food or individuals and their families and eligible families receive enough bagged food to provide each family member three meals a day for 5 days. Individuals must be Chester residents and bring identification for each family member to our location.

Call (610)872-4812 for more information.

Pantry hours: Mondays and Wednesdays
11:00am – 12:30pm
Location: Chester Eastside is located in the lower level of
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
301 E. 9th Street, Chester, PA

Please forward this notice to those you know who may be in need of these services or other organizations working to help persons effected by the current government shutdown.

Reverend Zuline Gray Wilkinson, M.Div., MSW
Executive Director

Chester Eastside | P.O. Box 36, Chester, PA 19063


Sent by news@chestereastside.org

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Chester Eastside can assist Furloughed Workers, Veterans, and Unemployed People

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CEI CAN ASSIST FURLOUGHED WORKERS, veterans, and people currently unemployed.

We provide food for these individuals and their families. Individuals must be Chester residents and bring identification for each family member. CALL 610-872-4812 for more information.

Pantry HOURS- Mondays and Wednesdays, 11am-12:30pm, Chester Eastside Inc. in the lower level of St. Paul’s Episcopal, 301 E. 9th Street, Chester, PA.

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CEI Giving Tuesday – 2018

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Chester Eastside is a place where gardens GROW

children LEARN

and families find HOPE.

We are committed to Intergenerational Education, Emergency and Healthy Food Initiatives, and Community Engagement working with more than 775 youth and their families in need each year.

More than 120,000 meals are served to the community and 10,000 pounds of food distributed. 65 participants have already graduated from the ground-breaking Food Matters! program, providing much needed access to A fresh foods’ pantry and healthy eating sessions for persons in low income areas with chronic health conditions. 

Thank you for all you do TODAY and every day!

This #GivingTuesday we celebrate YOU and the giving spirit alive and thriving in the Chester community! Watch our quick video, like and share it, or make a donation by clicking here: https://chestereastside.org/donate/

Thank you for all you do throughout the year. Zuline Wilkinson

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CEI’s Food Matters! Program – News from Chester Eastside, Inc.

Now enrolling for our next FoodMatters! session. This healthy eating initiative is hands on and provides everything you need! Call 610-872-4812 today for more information.

Food Matters! is a program of Chester Eastside, Inc. in collaboration with Crozer-Keystone Health System, Immaculata University, Philabundance, Shiloh Baptist Church, Harvin Foods and the City of Chester. Food Matters! is underwritten by a grant from the W. W. Smith Charitable Trust.

Food Matters - Sep 2018


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