Pick Your Christmas Tree!🎄

Picking your Christmas tree is so much fun – thanks to our friends at Ridley Park Presbyterian Church – RPPC for providing 25 live trees, stands, ornaments and lights for our Out of School Time and other families. No doubt they look lovely in everyone’s homes. #ridleyparkpresbyterianchurch #christmastree #ornaments #lights #Thanks #chestereastside

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Loss of a Dear Friend.

We were all saddened on the passing of our dear friend and volunteer Barbara Macken. She believed in our mission and cared about nutrition – on Mondays and Wednesdays she could often be found bringing food, stocking pantry shelves, coordinating deliveries and creating shopping lists. She collaborated with Mrs. Redd to assure healthy and tasty food choices for our children throughout the school year and during Camp Phoenix.
Barbara was a blessing to so many and we will miss her tremendously.

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving thoughts
“Let gratitude be the pillow upon which you kneel to say your nightly prayer.”
Maya Angelou
“If the only prayer you ever say in your entire life is ‘Thank you,’ it will be enough.”
Meister Eckhart

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2021 Harvest Thank You!

The Chester Eastside – St. Paul’s Community Garden overflowed with produce – we ranked 6th among the 4,938 participants in this year’s PHS : Pennsylvania Horticultural Society Harvest Initiative! How soon can we start planting for 2022?
Watch the video for a quick recap.

communitygarden #harvest #wholefoods #startplanting #chestereastside
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Turkey Sunday at Chester Eastside

Sunday was Turkey Day at Chester Eastside, as families received all the fixins for their Thanksgiving dinners. Many thanks to the markets, churches and individuals who donated the ingredients (and the birds) and the many hands who prepared the bags of food. Happy Thanksgiving! #happythanksgiving #turkeyday #allthefixins #thankstoall #chestereastside

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CEI at TEDxPSUBrandywine

Barbara, coordinator of the Chester Eastside – St. Paul’s Community Garden, represented CEI this week at TEDxPSUBrandywine. The event served as an opportunity to amplify climate crisis solutions. #PSU #stpaulschesterpa #TEDx #climatechange #ClimateCrisis #solutions #chestereastside

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Preparing Our Community Garden

The children bundled up the scarecrow and prepared the Chester Eastside – St. Paul’s Community Garden for the winter crop. Time to move indoors! #communitygarden #scarecrow #brrrr #bundleup #chestereastside

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