• Jan 29 2018

    FRESH Bites Newsletter | Holiday 2017

    See newsletter here, or download a printable pdf here.

  • Jun 22 2017

    FRESH Bites Newsletter | Summer 2017

    See newsletter here, or download a printable pdf here.

  • May 26 2017

    Federal budget would take away millions of meals from Pennsylvanians

    The President has released his budget proposal. It recommends taking millions of meals away from our neighbors at risk of hunger. If Congress approves the President’s budget, there’s one guaranteed outcome: at least 4.5 billion fewer meals would be available to families facing hunger every year. The next step is for Congress to debate the...Read More

  • May 22 2017

    Produce of the Month: Spinach

    Learn more about how to store, prepare and cook with fresh spinach. Spinach was Popeye’s favorite vegetable for a reason! These bright green leaves add a serious nutritional boost to any healthy diet. Health Benefits Baby spinach is tender and tastes sweet. Dark, leafy greens are among the most nutritious foods. Get the nutritional benefit...Read More

  • Apr 17 2017

    Produce of the Month: Asparagus

    Learn more about how to store, prepare and cook with fresh asparagus. In southwestern Pennsylvania, asparagus is picked in April, May, and June. It can be found at many local farmers’ markets. Asparagus is a stalk vegetable. It grows straight out of the ground. The bottom of the stalk is woody like a tree. Asparagus...Read More

  • Apr 09 2017

    Be a Food Bank Hero!

    Be a Food Bank Hero. Turn your miles into meals! By participating in a Dick’s Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon event in support of Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank (the Food Bank) you join our mission to feed people in need and mobilize the community to eliminate hunger. The Run for a Reason charity program helps...Read More

  • Apr 01 2017

    FRESH Bites Newsletter | Spring 2017

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  • Mar 14 2017

    Produce of the Month: Onions

    Learn about the health benefits of onions. Read about storage and cooking tips. And try some healthy (and delicious) onion recipes. In southwestern Pennsylvania onions are picked from May to October. Some onions can be stored over the winter. That’s why we can find onions at the market during every season. Onions come in many...Read More

  • Feb 20 2017

    SNAP helps schools

    Schools can play an important role in letting families know about the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). Formerly known as Food Stamps, the program supplements the cost of groceries.  If a child receives free lunch at school, then their family is most likely eligible for SNAP.  Even when a child receives reduced or paid lunch, their family...Read More

  • Feb 20 2017

    More meals, less stigma with CEP

    Conemaugh Valley School District (CVSD) in Cambria County has recently signed up to participate in the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP). Beginning in the 2016-17 school year, all CVSD students have access to free breakfast and lunch through the program. Compared with the 2015-16 school year, participation in breakfast has increased by 33 percent at the elementary...Read More

  • Feb 10 2017

    Produce of the Month: Celery

    Grow your celery knowledge! Learn about the health benefits of celery. Read about cooking and storage tips. And try some healthy celery recipes.  What makes a vegetable, a vegetable? Vegetables are the parts of plants that we eat. Leaves, stems, roots, tubers, seeds, and flowers are all vegetables. There are also some vegetables called ‘fruit-vegetables.’...Read More

  • Jan 18 2017

    Produce of the Month: Turnips

    Look below for more information about turnips including: health benefits, general cooking tips, and recipes that call for root vegetables like turnips. Turnips aren’t blessed with the vibrant crimson flesh of the beet root or the slightly sweet flavor of the rutabaga, but give this humble root a shot in recipes that call for root...Read More