• Jan 26 2016

    Thank Senator Casey

    We have great news. The Child Nutrition Reauthorization bill passed the Senate Agriculture Committee unanimously on January 21. The bill includes many great changes that anti-hunger advocates have been advocating for over the past year. This bill wouldn’t have been possible without your advocacy, so thank you! Our very own U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania, Senator Bob...Read More

  • Jan 19 2016

    Ask Governor Wolf to invest in anti-hunger programs

    We need your help. Please join Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank in sending a message to Governor Wolf asking for his support of anti-hunger programs in his next budget proposal. It’s easy! All you need to do is read the letter to the Governor below and if you agree with it, follow the instructions provided....Read More

  • Dec 30 2015

    A year of challenges and successes

    2015 had its fair share of challenges, but anti-hunger advocates ended the year with several exciting successes – thanks to the efforts of people like you who spoke out against hunger throughout the year. Here’s what we accomplished in 2015: A $1 million increase for the State Food Purchase Program / Pennsylvania Agricultural Surplus System (PASS)...Read More

  • Dec 17 2015

    Last minute action alert!

    The great news is… Thanks to your phone calls and emails, several important legislative priorities — including the America Gives More Act tax deductions for donors and an increase in The Emergency Food Assistance Program Storage and Distribution funds — are part of two massive, end of year legislative packages. But we still need your...Read More

  • Dec 08 2015

    Protect tax deductions for charitable giving

    There are only a few days left for Congress to finish their work for the year, and we have an important opportunity to pass tax legislation that would bring billions of meals into the national food banking network. Right now, Congress is working on a tax package that would renew or make permanent several expiring...Read More

  • Oct 26 2015

    You can help get more meals to kids

    Our generous supporters donate money and time. They also lend their voices to speak out against hunger. Join your fellow Americans for a national call-in day today to urge Congress to support changes to programs that will help more children access nutritious meals. Making a phone call is quick and easy and you can call at...Read More

  • Sep 30 2015

    Get to know our jolly good Fellows

    The Food Bank welcomes Abdul R. Ahmed and Wes Gaddie to our team this year. We are very grateful to have each of them here to help us accomplish our mission. Read the interview below to get to know a bit about Abdul and Wes – where they came from, why they care about the...Read More

  • Sep 22 2015

    National Voter Registration Day

    Did you know only 62% of Pennsylvanians are registered to vote? If you’re one of the 38% not registered, it’s not too late.  Today is National Voter Registration Day.   It’s easy to register – and also very important.  The people we elect to represent us make important decisions about all matters of our lives....Read More

  • Sep 15 2015

    Five minutes, millions of meals for kids

    Did you know less than 20% of kids who get free or reduced-price school meals are accessing summer meals? That number could be much higher with a few policy changes — and you can help make it happen. Join thousands of hunger-relief supporters across the country for a national call-in day today. Urge Congress to...Read More

  • Sep 01 2015

    Join our Paper Plate Campaign!

    1 out of 5 children in southwest PA is at risk of hunger. You can help. Every year we ask individuals to write a message about hunger on an empty paper plate.  This year we are asking you to write a message about child hunger.  Why?  Every 5 years Congress reauthorizes programs that feed children at...Read More

  • 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

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