• Oct 14 2016

    Food Bank Honors Bruce Simmeth

    Honoring a true anti-hunger hero Bruce Simmeth has long been a friend of the Food Bank. As Executive Director of the United Way of Beaver County for 23 years, Bruce became a legend in the county and throughout southwestern Pennsylvania. Many would describe Bruce as a gentle soul, yet a fierce and tireless advocate for those...Read More

  • Sep 29 2016

    Hunger and the Presidential Debates

    Let’s get the candidates to talk about hunger. For the first time in Presidential debate history the public is being polled on potential questions for the candidates. The Open Debate Coalition, a coalition of advocacy and policy organizations from across the political spectrum, has made a deal with the TV networks to take public suggestions...Read More

  • Sep 27 2016

    Speak out against hunger with your vote

    Today is National Voter Registration Day! In 2008, 6 million Americans didn’t vote because they missed a registration deadline or didn’t know how to register. Join the Food Bank and Greater Pittsburgh Nonprofit Partnership in making sure that everyone who wants to vote in the next election is able to do so. What you can do today Not...Read More

  • Jun 09 2016

    Take five minutes to support school meals

    National Call-in Day Today! A committee in the U.S. House of Representatives recently passed their version of the Child Nutrition Reauthorization bill – a bill that looks at federal programs that feed children including school meals, summer food, after-school programs and WIC. The House version of the bill has several harmful provisions, including a proposal...Read More

  • Jun 01 2016

    Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank Opposes House Child Nutrition Bill

    On May 18, the U.S. House of Representatives Education and Workforce Committee passed The Improving Child Nutrition and Education Act of 2016, their version of Child Nutrition Reauthorization. The bill violates our first priority for any reauthorization bill – to do no harm. Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank, as well as Feeding America and other...Read More

  • May 26 2016

    Support PA’s Anti-hunger Programs

    Help get more nutritious food to people in our community Join us in urging your State Senator and State Representative to invest in the State Food Purchase Program (SFPP) and the Pennsylvania Agricultural Surplus System (PASS). SFPP enables Pennsylvania’s charitable food providers to provide nutritious food to low-income families, children, seniors, and others threatened by...Read More

  • Apr 27 2016

    Legislators support two federal anti-hunger programs

    Thanks to our Legislators The Food Bank thanks the following legislators, representing all or part of our service area, who recently voiced their support for the Commodity Supplemental Food Program (monthly senior boxes) and The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP). These programs help feed people challenged by hunger in our community and throughout the nation. The...Read More

  • Feb 11 2016

    Senate leaders: Child hunger can’t wait

    Sign the national petition to Senate leaders. Please join Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank in urging Senate leadership to introduce Child Nutrition Reauthorization (CNR) to the Senate floor for a vote. If ever there was a time to be the voice of children facing hunger in this country, this is our moment. Please sign the...Read More

  • Jan 26 2016

    Thank Senator Casey

    We have great news. The Child Nutrition Reauthorization bill passed the Senate Agriculture Committee unanimously on January 21. The bill includes many great changes that anti-hunger advocates have been advocating for over the past year. This bill wouldn’t have been possible without your advocacy, so thank you! Our very own U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania, Senator Bob...Read More

  • Jan 19 2016

    Ask Governor Wolf to invest in anti-hunger programs

    We need your help. Please join Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank in sending a message to Governor Wolf asking for his support of anti-hunger programs in his next budget proposal. It’s easy! All you need to do is read the letter to the Governor below and if you agree with it, follow the instructions provided....Read More

  • Dec 30 2015

    A year of challenges and successes

    2015 had its fair share of challenges, but anti-hunger advocates ended the year with several exciting successes – thanks to the efforts of people like you who spoke out against hunger throughout the year. Here’s what we accomplished in 2015: A $1 million increase for the State Food Purchase Program / Pennsylvania Agricultural Surplus System (PASS)...Read More

  • Dec 17 2015

    Last minute action alert!

    The great news is… Thanks to your phone calls and emails, several important legislative priorities — including the America Gives More Act tax deductions for donors and an increase in The Emergency Food Assistance Program Storage and Distribution funds — are part of two massive, end of year legislative packages. But we still need your...Read More