Hoover Financial Advisors Designates October “Funds for Food Month”

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FoodBankHOOVER FINANCIAL ADVISORS DESIGNATES

OCTOBER FUNDS FOR FOOD MONTH

TO BENEFIT CHESTER COUNTY FOOD BANK

Press Release 9/18/14

Malvern, PA – “We all know that wonderful feeling of satisfaction when we see our seasonal tables laden with delicious food,” says Pete Hoover, president of Hoover Financial Advisors, P.C. “My mouth waters just thinking about holiday turkey, ham, cranberry sauce, yams, a bounty of vegetables and an array of tantalizing desserts. We are very blessed, but many folks in America and even Chester County are not so fortunate. Some 70,000 people in our area are food insecure and rely on the good will of others for help.”

Caption: Shown left to right at the Food Bank warehouse are: Gail Coxe; Kelly Hoover; Phil Gagliardi; Carol Olver; Pete Hoover; Jerry Fahey; Beth Hoover; and Tim Curvan.

This concern by Hoover and his staff, which includes his daughter, Kelly, prompted them to adopt the local food bank as its charity of record. Earlier this year, the HFA staff spent a day at its distribution center packing produce. Chester County Food Bank, which was founded in 2009, is comprised of a network of 90 food cupboards and feeding sites. In the past two years, it has distributed 1, 717, 689 pounds of food; of that total, fresh produce amounted to 432, 763 pounds. In addition, there is a children’s backpack program.

The financial planning firm has designated October as HFA Funds for Food Month. “This means that throughout October, we will collect money to support Chester County Food Bank and its many programs, including the Community, the Classroom and the Cafeteria, which increases equitable access to fresh healthy food for school children,” explains Hoover. “Last year, we raised $8,600 during our fall campaign, an increase of $3,100 over 2012. Our goal was $7,500 and we were delighted to go beyond our target objective. We are hoping to bring in $10,000 for the Food Bank this fall. Contributions from organizations and individuals have helped the Food Bank increase distribution by 119 percent providing the equivalent of 1.7 million meals since 2011”, concludes Hoover.

To participate in HFA Funds for Food Month: Send or drop off a check made out to Chester County Food Bank to HFA’s office at 112 Moores Road, Malvern, PA. (For each dollar donated, the food bank can provide four meals or five pounds of food.)

 


 

HFA, which is headquartered on Moores Road in Malvern, was launched in 2005 by Peter Hoover, a native of West Chester who has been an independent financial advisor for more than 30 years.

Chester County Food Bank, which was founded in 2009, is comprised of a network of 90 food cupboards and feeding sites. In the past two years, it has distributed 1, 717, 689 pounds of food; of that total, fresh produce amounted to 432, 763 pounds. In addition, there is a children’s backpack program. Community Outreach & Marketing spokesperson Anne Shuniak is grateful for assistance from business and industry, such as HFA. “We are so appreciative of the support Hoover Financial Advisors has continued to provide to Chester County Food Bank. Through volunteerism, fundraising and food drives, it is a committed partner in our fight to alleviate hunger and promote healthy eating in our community. This fundraiser will contribute to feeding and nourishing the thousands of men, women and children who are hungry in Chester County.”

To learn about Chester County Food Bank, call 610.873.6000 or go to chestercountyfoodbank.org.

Meghan Kelly

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