• May 24 2017

    Federal budget to take millions of meals away from Americans

    President’s budget makes massive cuts food assistance programs. President Trump’s budget proposal includes major cuts to vital programs that would harm the people we serve who are at risk of hunger. Federal nutrition programs are critical to making sure these families can put food on the table.  Cutting funding to these programs would allow our neighbors...Read More

  • Mar 22 2017

    Legislators Support Tax Credits that Help the Food Bank

    In the past month, two bills have been introduced in the Pennsylvania General Assembly calling for increased funding for Neighborhood Assistance Program (NAP) tax credits. How NAP Tax Credits Help the Food Bank The Neighborhood Assistance Program (NAP) is a program of the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development. The NAP tax credits provide...Read More

  • Feb 24 2017

    Ask your members of Congress to protect nutrition programs

    Make your voice heard. With the new administration and Congress already hinting at cuts to programs like the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP/food stamps), we need our Food Bank supporters to contact their members of Congress to tell them that no one should go hungry in America. Send a quick email. Give two minutes of...Read More

  • Nov 16 2016

    Your click can help the Food Bank get more food to people in our community

    You can make a difference in reaching Pennsylvania’s goal to end hunger. The Food Bank, our member agencies and the people we serve benefit from two nutrition assistance programs funded by state government: the State Food Purchase Program and Pennsylvania Agricultural Surplus System (PASS). Please join your fellow Pennsylvanians in sending a letter to Governor Wolf asking him...Read More

  • Oct 24 2016

    Vote to End Hunger on November 8

    One of our greatest anti-hunger partners: government Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank is a proud participant in the Greater Pittsburgh Nonprofit Partnership “Nonprofit Vote 2016 Campaign.” For the last several months we have been working to encourage all of our stakeholders to register to vote and pledge to vote in the upcoming election. The Food Bank depends...Read More

  • 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