• Jun 19 2015

    Your voice can help feed kids. Support #CNR2015

    Child nutrition programs feed kids at risk of hunger. On September 30 all federal child nutrition programs will expire unless Congress renews them through a child nutrition bill. Please join us in support of Child Nutrition Reauthorization (#CNR2015). Call your Congressman to make sure children have access to the healthy and nutritious food they need...Read More

  • Jun 01 2015

    Fighting Hunger with the One-Two Punch

    Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather may not have delivered as many punches as audiences had hoped for, but this year the General Assembly at least can deliver a huge “one-two punch” in the fight against hunger. First, hit ‘em with the jab — a $21 million appropriation for the State Food Purchase Program (SFPP). Over...Read More

  • May 04 2015

    You Can Deliver a “One-Two” Punch

    Help us send an important message to our State Senators and Representatives. The Food Bank is working with our colleagues across Pennsylvania to encourage our State Senators and Representatives to support a funding level of $21 million for the State Food Purchase Program and a first time ever appropriation of $3 million for the Pennsylvania...Read More

  • Apr 16 2015

    Making Sense of ‘Map the Meal Gap’ 2015

    Tackling the issue of hunger is both challenging and inspiring — it’s why we work tirelessly at Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank to feed people in need and mobilize our community to eliminate hunger. The release of this year’s Map the Meal Gap data is a stark reminder of our challenge and the need for...Read More

  • Mar 30 2015

    Greg Phillips: I am a volunteer.

    My name is Greg Phillips and I’m a volunteer. I was born and raised in the Pittsburgh area. My passions include the outdoors, music, reading, my friends and family, and it turns out volunteer work. In the past, I think I probably viewed volunteer work as something I did; now, however, I view it as...Read More

  • Mar 24 2015

    Join us for a national call-in day today!

    Join advocates across the nation for a call-in day today! This week, the U.S. House and Senate are expected to vote on budget resolutions that include severe cuts to programs that provide nutrition assistance for low-income Americans. Send a strong message to our members of Congress. Let them know that you agree with the majority...Read More

  • Mar 18 2015

    30 Seconds to Support SNAP

    Have half a minute to spare today?   Use those 30 seconds to speak out against hunger and support SNAP! The U.S. House of Representatives Budget Committee presented their proposed budget yesterday – and it doesn’t look good for Americans in need of food assistance. The Senate Budget Committee is expected to present their proposed...Read More

  • Mar 12 2015

    Help provide nutrition to older adults

    Please join the Food Bank in speaking out to help feed seniors in need of food assistance. We encourage you to send a message to your U.S. Representative and ask them to invest in nutritious monthly food packages available to low-income seniors in our community (known as the Commodity Supplemental Food Program or “senior boxes”)....Read More

  • Feb 13 2015

    U.S. House Votes to Help Food Donors

    Dear Food Bank advocates, This week the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Fighting Hunger Incentive Act of 2015 (H.R. 644) – and it wouldn’t have been possible without the strong advocacy efforts of people like you. Last year a similar bill was defeated in the House by just a few votes. Our continued advocacy is...Read More

  • Feb 05 2015

    One Phone Call Can Save Three Charitable Tax Incentives

    Join advocates from across the U.S. in urging your member of Congress to support tax deductions for food donors. This bill helps food donors. A bill (H.R. 644) was introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives this week that would expand and make permanent three charitable tax incentives, including a tax deduction for food donors....Read More

  • Dec 29 2014

    5 Ways You Fought Hunger in 2014

    THANK YOU! We want to extend a big thank you to everyone who spoke out against hunger in 2014.  The past year has brought with it a few challenges, but also several successes in the fight against hunger – none of which would have been possible with you. Let’s keep the momentum going into 2015...Read More

  • Dec 18 2014

    U.S. Congress just made 2 decisions affecting food banks

    Here’s what happened.   1. The U.S. Senate and House passed a budget bill which will fund federal departments and agencies through September 2015. The good news for food banks: Funding remains the same for current Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP/ Senior Box) caseloads, with additional funds to support 7 additional states to implement the program. What...Read More