Secure Your Documents and Support Your Community: Free Shred Event and Food Drive in Exton

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EXTON, PA — State Representative Danielle Friel Otten and the Chester County Food Bank invite residents to a dual-purpose event on Saturday, April 20. From 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., community members can participate in a Free Paper-Only Shred Event and Food Drive at the Chester County Food Bank, located at 650 Pennsylvania Drive in Exton.

This unique event serves a dual purpose: providing a secure method for individuals to dispose of sensitive documents and supporting the fight against food insecurity. As tax season comes to a close and spring cleaning begins, Rep. Friel Otten emphasizes the importance of such services. “Shred events are an essential service to our community,” Otten remarked, highlighting the value of protecting personal information while contributing to a sustainable and hunger-free community.

Participants are encouraged to bring up to four file-size boxes of documents for shredding. Acceptable items include papers with small clips and staples; however, binder clips, binders, and cardboard will not be accepted. To ensure a smooth and safe process, attendees will stay in their vehicles while staff members and volunteers from the Food Bank unload and shred documents on-site. All containers will be returned to vehicles once emptied.

Andrea Youndt, CEO of the Chester County Food Bank, expressed gratitude for the partnership, noting, “It is community partnerships like this that are integral in our vision of a food-secure Chester County.” The event not only focuses on the secure disposal of documents but also on making a significant impact by collecting donations for the Food Bank during a critical time for food collection.

The event is open to individuals (not businesses) on a first-come, first-served basis. Once the shredding truck reaches capacity, the shredding service will conclude, although food donations will continue to be accepted until 3 p.m. Attendees are encouraged to check the Food Bank’s website for additional hours and information on needed food items.

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Don’t miss this opportunity to declutter safely and make a difference in your community. Mark your calendars for April 20, and join Rep. Friel Otten and the Chester County Food Bank in taking a stand against identity theft and hunger in one efficient, impactful event.

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