Shusterman, Comitta hosting food drive in Phoenixville Nov. 18

WEST CHESTER – State Rep. Melissa Shusterman and state Sen. Carolyn Comitta are organizing a food drive this November to benefit residents, families, and seniors in need throughout the Phoenixville area.

Donations can be dropped at Phoenixville Area Community Services (PACS), located at 101 Buchanan Street in Phoenixville, on Thursday, November 18 from 10 a.m. to noon. Drive-through contactless drop-off is available.

“Food insecurity has the potential to affect anyone," Shusterman said. "I am so pleased to partner with Senator Comitta to facilitate this food drive to help those in need. No one deserves to go hungry, and I know our community is eager to support our most vulnerable." 

Comitta added, “Food insecurity has become a greater concern for many households during this pandemic. No family should have to worry about putting food on the table. I appreciate PACS and all our local agencies for working to support and uplift Chester County families during these difficult times. As we approach the holidays, I encourage those who can to donate, volunteer, or help out in any way possible. Together, we can ensure that the joy of the holiday season reaches every corner of the community.”

Since 1972, Phoenixville Area Community Services, a registered nonprofit organization has served as a food pantry, meal provider, referral service and food security resource for residents of Phoenixville and the surrounding region.

At the onset of the pandemic in 2020, their work was more important than ever. PACS received over 45,000 requests for food, five times their usual requests for assistance. PACS has also served to assist over twelve local agencies and nonprofits with food security concerns.

Learn more about their PACS’ mission or how to donate at