• 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

  • Dec 08 2014

    Please help our food donors!

    Join food bank supporters from across the U.S. We’re asking you to join us for national call-in days today and tomorrow to protect and strengthen food donation tax deductions.   How do food donation tax deductions help the Food Bank? This bill would make permanent food donation tax deductions that benefit many of our donors and...Read More

  • Nov 19 2014

    Food Bank Delivers 360 Plates in D.C.

    Speak out, be heard! If you live in Armstrong, Butler or Lawrence Counties and participated in our Paper Plate Campaign – thank you! Your paper plate messages were delivered – all 360 of them – to your elected representative U.S. Congressman Mike Kelly’s office in Washington, D.C. last week.   When you speak out against hunger,...Read More

  • Nov 11 2014

    Join the National Call-in Day on November 12!

    Join Food Bank supporters from across the U.S. On Wednesday, November 12 we’re asking you to join us for a national call-in day to protect and strengthen the food donation tax deduction for our network’s generous donors of food. What is the America Gives More Act and how does it help the Food Bank? This bill...Read More

  • Oct 23 2014

    Paper Plate Campaign Extended!

    Did you know 1 in 5 children in southwest PA are at risk of hunger? The Food Bank’s Paper Plate Campaign was so successful during Hunger Action Month that we have decided to continue our efforts past the month of September. Join a community of over 2,100 advocates of all ages from southwestern Pennsylvania who...Read More

  • Aug 14 2014

    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