• 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

  • 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

  • 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 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

  • 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

  • Dec 02 2016

    Produce of the Month: Spaghetti Squash

    Look below for more information about spaghetti squash including: health benefits, general cooking tips, and recipes using spaghetti squash. Spaghetti squash has been a popular offering at the Food Bank’s Produce to People distributions across Southwestern Pennsylvania. Spaghetti squash is categorized as a winter squash, like acorn squash or butternut squash. However, spaghetti squash is...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

  • Nov 07 2016

    Produce of the Month: Cauliflower

    Look below to find more info about cauliflower including: health benefits, general cooking tips and some of the best Food Bank recipes that include cauliflower. While white cauliflower is the most common variety, this cousin of broccoli comes in all different colors of the rainbow, from orange and purple to vibrant green.  So, why is...Read More