16th annual Fall FoodShare runs Oct. 22 – Nov. 25
Volunteers still welcome to assist with Food Bank’s biggest seasonal drive

Pittsburgh, PA (October 19, 2015)– The 16th annual Fall FoodShare food drive, launching Oct. 22 and running through Nov. 25, again provides shoppers in participating Giant Eagle locations across western Pennsylvania an opportunity to make a cash donation at the register or to purchase items from a “most-needed items” list for people in need served by the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank network and Feeding America partners in Erie and West Virginia. All donated funds are used to purchase food for those in need.

This drive covers much of western Pennsylvania: Erie to Greene counties, plus two Giant Eagle locations in Morgantown, WV. All donations of food and cash will go to food banks in the county where the donation was made. A list of participating stores in southwestern Pennsylvania can be found on the Food Bank’s website (www.pittsburghfoodbank.org/fallfoodshare).

Hundreds of volunteers from the Food Bank, community and civic groups, corporations and individuals will be at as many of the 60+ participating Giant Eagle locations as possible on Saturdays 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., and Sundays 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., to pass out shopping lists and collect donated food. During the week, or if volunteers are not present, there will be a designated location to deposit purchased items in each participating store. Cash donations at the register are accepted at any time.

Volunteers from the community are welcome; family volunteers are invited to bring children as young as 4 years old (with their parents). Volunteers may sign up online to help at their local Giant Eagle by visiting the Food Bank’s website: www.pittsburghfoodbank.org/fallfoodshare.

“1 in 5 children in our community face food insecurity and the holidays and winter months provide additional challenges for families with kids,” said Lisa Scales, president & CEO of the Food Bank. “The good news is that together we can solve childhood hunger by coming together as a community. By contributing to Fall FoodShare, the impact of each individual adds up to tons of food for struggling families in our region.”

Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank gratefully acknowledges the support of its sponsors. Joining Giant Eagle as 2015 Fall FoodShare sponsors are Citizens Bank and iHeartMedia – WKST/WWSW/WXDX/WDVE/WPGB/WBGG.

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