Memorial Day Thoughts

“Our flag does not fly because the wind moves it. It flies with the last breath of each soldier who died protecting it.”

— Unknown

“As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words but to live by them.”

— John F. Kennedy

#memorialday #americanflag #freedom #military #wallingfordpres

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Spring Flowers – St. Paul’s

The irises are in bloom along the frontage of St. Paul’s Chester. Enjoy the showy purple flowers as you ride or walk to Chester Eastside. #stpaulsepiscopalchurch #iris #flowersinbloom #howlovely #chestereastside

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Parkside Families Provide Support for Chester Eastside’s Program

Families in Parkside Boro Delaware County (The 1st) have been conducting a weekly food drive to benefit local families and food banks. They received a large donation of toiletries and shared some of the toothpaste, shampoo, conditioner, body wash, deodorant, moisturizer and razors with us. Thanks, Lisa, for serving as the delivery person. #toiletries #parksideboro #fooddrive #foodinsecurity #thanks #chestereastside

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Chester Eastside receives PHL-COVID-19 Fund Grant

Great News! Chester Eastside received a $45,000 grant from the PHL COVID-19 Fund to help with its ongoing response to the pandemic. The needs of its clients continue to grow and the grant will help with general operating expenses. The fund is a partnership between the Philadelphia Foundation and the United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey

#phlcovid19fund #philadelphiafoundation #phillysjunited #foodinsecurity #thankyou #chestereastside #wallingfordpres

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Wallingford Presbyterian Donates to Chester Eastside’s Food Program.

David’s SUV has become WPC’s unofficial Red Wagon mobile. Thanks to everyone’s donations, he makes deliveries to Chester Eastside, CityTeam International – Chester and Media Food Bank on a rotating weekly basis. Keep those foodstuffs coming. #foodinsecurity #fooddonations #chestereastside #cityteam #mediafoodbank #wallingfordpres

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Need for food banks exploding, and is expected to stay high – Delco Times

We made the news. Read Rev. Zuline’s comments in the Delaware County Daily Times from Congresswoman Mary Gay Scanlon roundtable on food insecurity in our region.

foodinsecurity #foodassistance #foodbanks #foodpantries #covid19 #congresswomanmaryganscanlon #chestereastside

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Happy Mother’s Day!

Behind all your stories is always your mother’s story, because hers is where yours begins.
–Mitch Albom

Happy Mother’s Day to our mothers, aunts, cousins, siblings, teachers, neighbors, friend’s mothers, grandmothers, mothers-in-law and all who have guided us on our way. #happymothersday #mothers #grandmothers #love #thankyou #wallingfordpres

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Rev. Wilkinson Roundtable Discussion with Congresswoman Mary Gay Scanlon on food insecurity – 7 May 20

You Can View the Round Table Discussion here:

Be sure to log on at 7 p.m. tonight when our own Rev. Zuline Wilkinson, M.Div., MSW will be part of a Facebook Live roundtable discussion with Congresswoman Mary Gay Scanlon on food insecurity in our region. The panel will also include representatives from the
Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture, The Common Market, PA WIC, Delaware County DHS, Philabundance and Multicultural Community Family Services.
Join the conversation by clicking below.

foodinsecurity #foodassistance #padepartmentofagriculture #thecommonmarket #pawic #delawarecountydhs #philabundance #multiculturalcommunityfamilyservices #chestereastside

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Occasionally Yours Catering & Eatery Donates to Chester Eastside’s Food Program

Occasionally Yours – Catering and Eatery in Swarthmore provided 40 lunches today, with a choice of chicken, egg, ham or tuna salad sandwich, pasta salad and dessert. Scott brings the delish takeouts every Wednesday, as 25 percent of the revenue from the caterer’s First Friday menu goes toward its meal donation campaign helping Chester Eastside, Inc.,
Making A Change Group and local families. Many thanks, Scott and Theresa. #occasionallyours #caterer #lunch #foodinsecurity #thanksomuch #chestereastside

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