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FOCUS ON: Senior Hunger

Did you know one quarter of Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank clients are seniors?
Older adults face a number of unique medical and mobility challenges that put them at a greater risk of food insecurity.  Hunger affects the safety, health, well-being, and dignity of our parents, grandparents, friends, and neighbors.
With your help, the Food Bank is addressing hunger among local seniors by providing much needed food assistance. Learn More

Solving the Puzzle of Senior Hunger

Volunteers filling senior boxes (CSFP)

Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank volunteers donate their time in many ways but one of the most labor intensive and critical to southwestern Pennsylvania’s oldest food insecure population is monthly participation in filling Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) boxes. Read More

Words from Lisa

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“I have been having trouble sleeping recently as a result of the bitter cold nights.  
What has been keeping me up is my concern for our neighbors who struggle to make ends meet most months.  These days they are faced with a tough choice–ensure adequate heating of their home or cut back on groceries.  No one should have to choose between heating their home or eating.  Yet, it is happening across our region right now.  A large number of people who juggle limited resources on food, medicine and heat are our seniors.  This is truly a tragedy. 
Fortunately, with your help, the Food Bank is able to provide some relief.  Many of you have advocated on our behalf for programs like the Commodity Supplemental Food Program, mentioned in this eNews issue. Your efforts ensure these vital food assistance programs continue to provide much needed nourishment to our neighbors.  
We deeply appreciate you lending your voice to raise awareness about important issues like senior hunger.”
– Lisa A. Scales, President & CEO
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