• Feb 20 2017

    More meals, less stigma with CEP

    Conemaugh Valley School District (CVSD) in Cambria County has recently signed up to participate in the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP). Beginning in the 2016-17 school year, all CVSD students have access to free breakfast and lunch through the program. Compared with the 2015-16 school year, participation in breakfast has increased by 33 percent at the elementary...Read More

  • Feb 10 2017

    Produce of the Month: Celery

    Grow your celery knowledge! Learn about the health benefits of celery. Read about cooking and storage tips. And try some healthy celery recipes.  What makes a vegetable, a vegetable? Vegetables are the parts of plants that we eat. Leaves, stems, roots, tubers, seeds, and flowers are all vegetables. There are also some vegetables called ‘fruit-vegetables.’...Read More

  • Jan 18 2017

    Produce of the Month: Turnips

    Look below for more information about turnips including: health benefits, general cooking tips, and recipes that call for root vegetables like turnips. Turnips aren’t blessed with the vibrant crimson flesh of the beet root or the slightly sweet flavor of the rutabaga, but give this humble root a shot in recipes that call for root...Read More

  • Dec 02 2016

    Produce of the Month: Spaghetti Squash

    Look below for more information about spaghetti squash including: health benefits, general cooking tips, and recipes using spaghetti squash. Spaghetti squash has been a popular offering at the Food Bank’s Produce to People distributions across Southwestern Pennsylvania. Spaghetti squash is categorized as a winter squash, like acorn squash or butternut squash. However, spaghetti squash is...Read More

  • Nov 16 2016

    Your click can help the Food Bank get more food to people in our community

    You can make a difference in reaching Pennsylvania’s goal to end hunger. The Food Bank, our member agencies and the people we serve benefit from two nutrition assistance programs funded by state government: the State Food Purchase Program and Pennsylvania Agricultural Surplus System (PASS). Please join your fellow Pennsylvanians in sending a letter to Governor Wolf asking him...Read More

  • Nov 07 2016

    Produce of the Month: Cauliflower

    Look below to find more info about cauliflower including: health benefits, general cooking tips and some of the best Food Bank recipes that include cauliflower. While white cauliflower is the most common variety, this cousin of broccoli comes in all different colors of the rainbow, from orange and purple to vibrant green.  So, why is...Read More

  • Nov 01 2016

    F.R.E.S.H. Bites Newsletter | November 2016

    You can read the latest stories and updates here or download PDF here.    

  • Oct 24 2016

    Vote to End Hunger on November 8

    One of our greatest anti-hunger partners: government Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank is a proud participant in the Greater Pittsburgh Nonprofit Partnership “Nonprofit Vote 2016 Campaign.” For the last several months we have been working to encourage all of our stakeholders to register to vote and pledge to vote in the upcoming election. The Food Bank depends...Read More

  • Oct 14 2016

    Food Bank Honors Bruce Simmeth

    Honoring a true anti-hunger hero Bruce Simmeth has long been a friend of the Food Bank. As Executive Director of the United Way of Beaver County for 23 years, Bruce became a legend in the county and throughout southwestern Pennsylvania. Many would describe Bruce as a gentle soul, yet a fierce and tireless advocate for those...Read More

  • Oct 05 2016

    Produce of the Month: Broccoli

    Look below to find more info about broccoli including: health benefits, general cooking tips and some of the best Food Bank recipes that include fresh broccoli. Broccoli may not seem like a fall vegetable, with its bright green florets that look like little trees, but in Southwestern Pennsylvania, we actually get two seasons worth of...Read More

  • Sep 29 2016

    Hunger and the Presidential Debates

    Let’s get the candidates to talk about hunger. For the first time in Presidential debate history the public is being polled on potential questions for the candidates. The Open Debate Coalition, a coalition of advocacy and policy organizations from across the political spectrum, has made a deal with the TV networks to take public suggestions...Read More

  • Sep 27 2016

    Speak out against hunger with your vote

    Today is National Voter Registration Day! In 2008, 6 million Americans didn’t vote because they missed a registration deadline or didn’t know how to register. Join the Food Bank and Greater Pittsburgh Nonprofit Partnership in making sure that everyone who wants to vote in the next election is able to do so. What you can do today Not...Read More