Neighbors Stepping Up to Help Neighbors in Butler County by Cynthia Moore, Chief Outreach Officer
“It is amazing what happens when people become aware of need in their community and then respond”! In July 2011 Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank launched its 14th Produce to People distribution in Butler County and since that time close to 500 families a month have benefited from being able to receive fresh produce and other useful items to supplement their family’s food supply. Read more »
Seating is Limited, Make Your Reservation Today!
Two weeks ago, the Food Bank took its first reservation for a pair of tickets to the May 11th benefit dinner at Eleven Contemporary Kitchen, the big Burrito restaurant in the Strip District. On the 11th day of each month, the Eleven staff cooks a fabulous 5-course meal, each course paired with a special wine, and the entire effort is donated to help many local charities. Read more »
D-Jam Welcomes Special Guest Steve Kimock by Iris Valanti, Director of Communications
Dave’s Jam is the annual rock against hunger event hosted every year by Dave and his band theCAUSE. A longtime supporter of the Food Bank, David Tauberg rounds up a group of the ‘Burgh’s best rockers, and invites the community to jam all night for the Food Bank. But this year, he’s outdone himself with the inclusion of a special guest...Steve Kimock. (You can stop right here and purchase tickets now!) Read more »
Food Bank Facilitates Collaboration in Greene
by Kyle Kooyers, Food Bank VISTA, Greene County
Last November, the Food Bank and the Greene County “chapter” of the Southwestern PA Food Security Partnership held the first Greene County Hunger Summit. Some eighty-five people from social service agencies, businesses, churches, and community organizations came together to confront the issue of hunger in the county. Read more »
Volunteer Spotlight: NOVA Chemicals by Alyssa Jurewicz-Johns, Volunteer Manager
More than 130 NOVA Chemicals employees from 12 national and international offices participated in a corporate giving initiative at the Food Bank on Wednesday, February 1st as a part of their global business meeting in Pittsburgh. Their activities at the Food Bank included 1) the purchase of an entire truckload of cereal, which provided 200,000 bowls of cereal to hungry neighbors throughout the region; 2) an estimated 399 volunteer hours; and 3) a Corporate Virtual Food Drive that has already raised more than $300! Read more »
Scouts Gearing Up for Annual Food Drive
Please remember that April is Scouting for Food month. Every year, the Boy Scouts do their “good turn” for America and run one of the largest food drives of the year. Perhaps you have a troop in your neighborhood that goes around leaving empty bags to fill with food. If you don’t, there are several other ways to participate. Read more »
Opportunities: Hunger Awareness Day Nominations: Do you know a hero in the fight against hunger? Nominate your hero for a Hunger Awareness Day Award!
Produce Drive: If you just enjoyed Empty Bowls, you know that the best soup is full of healthy veggies! You can help every family get veggies for their table with the Food Bank’s March virtual produce drive!
Marathon runner? Not registered yet? Regular registration for the Dick’s Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon is sold out. But you can still register if you run for a charity, like the Food Bank!
Spring has sprung and so have Food Bank special events. To support increased Food Bank activity during the summer months, we’ll be coordinating a variety of food/fund raisers throughout the next few months.
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Your donations are going directly to feed the hungry. The official registration and financial information of Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank may be obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of State by calling toll free within Pennsylvania, 1-800-732-0999. Registration does not imply endorsement.