Campaign to End Hunger
According to a USDA report released in November of 2009, hunger and food insecurity are on the rise in America, and in Pennsylvania. This isn’t news at the Food Bank, which has seen an average of 1,500 – 2,000 new households turn to us for help every month since August of 2008.
The trouble is, hunger is invisible. So in early 2006, Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank began a “Campaign to End Hunger,” a comprehensive drive to increase awareness of the problem of hunger in our community.
The Campaign to End Hunger calls upon you to get involved. We need your financial support to buy food and everything necessary to collect, pack and distribute that food. We need your volunteer time to keep the Food Bank going, so that more money can go to product and services. We need you to advocate by writing to your government officials and local newspapers. We need the food you bring to food drives. We need you to spread the word to your civic groups, congregations, friends and co-workers – that hunger exists, probably right in your neighborhood, and without their help it will get worse.
Doesn’t every person deserve to have enough food? Won’t you help us win “The Campaign to End Hunger”? One person CAN make a difference!
The Food Bank is indebted to our partners who support The Campaign to End Hunger: UPMC Health Plan (external link, WPXI-TV11 (external link), H. J. Heinz Company Foundation (external link), and Chemistry, Inc. (external link)