Every month the Food Bank sends a newsletter right to your inbox jam packed with a letter from Lisa, articles about what we do, event updates and more! Read the most recent newsletter headlines below:

Letter From Lisa

Lisa RepackAllow me to introduce Brian White, Ed.D., Chartiers Valley School District superintendent and a good friend of the Food Bank. I recently received a letter from Dr. White in which he eloquently shared with me his concerns about the impact of hunger on children – something he witnesses on a daily basis in the schools in his district. Read more »

Hunger in America 2014

Hunger in America logo 2014Here’s a startling statistic to consider: of the 157,300 households in southwestern Pennsylvania that rely on the Food Bank’s network of agencies for food assistance, 28 percent have a member who is a veteran or is currently serving in the military. You read that right, 28 percent. These men and women who made sacrifices and took risks for the nation are now struggling to feed themselves and their families. Read more »

IBEW Youth Caucus Volunteers Bring High Energy to Repack Center

IBEW RepackA small, but high-powered army of young leaders descended on the Food Bank on a sunny day in late August, bringing strength, energy and a determination to give generously of themselves. They were 32 strong, these lively and industrious members of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Third District Youth Caucus (3DYC) who came to the Food Bank with one thing on their minds: helping and making a difference. For three hours, wearing their matching gray T-shirts with the bright, royal blue 3DYC logo in the center, they worked in the Repack Center, filling thousands of “senior boxes” with shelf-stable food to provide supplemental nutrition to 6,500 older adults throughout the region. Read more »

Food Bank Welcomes D.B. Root & Company

Golf Some Logo 2014Perfect weather, a perfect setting, and a perfect fit between two dynamic organizations united for a wonderful cause!  The eighth annual Food Bank Golf S.O.M.E. (So Others May Eat) charitable golf outing  attracted scores of golfers on Monday, September 15 to beautiful, historic Montour Heights Country Club in Coraopolis for a day of fun, fellowship, fundraising and friendly competition on the links. D. B. Root & Company, one of Western Pennsylvania’s largest independent wealth management and financial planning firms; and an exciting new community partner for the Food Bank, served as host for the festive event that raises awareness and funds to support the Food Bank’s mission. Read more »

Jeralyn Beach: The Queen of the Glean

Jeralyn BeachIf it were possible to design a perfect person to fulfill the role of coordinating produce and agriculture programs for the Food Bank, one could not do better than Jeralyn Beach. Beach is eminently qualified for the role: she holds a degree in hospitality and food service management from Ball State University in her home state of Indiana; she gained experience in managing complex food systems in her job as a school food services supervisor for New York City public schools; she has a graduate degree from Chatham University’s Food Studies program; and she is a graduate of culinary school. Those impeccable credentials are enhanced by her passion for the work that she does and her admiration for those she works with in the fields – literally – and at the Food Bank offices. Read more »

Food Bank Takes Hunger Action Month to the Schools

Clairton School Hunger Action Month“You opened my eyes.” With those four simple and eloquent words, a young boy named Joseph expressed his heartfelt response to a presentation at his Mon Valley school in honor of Hunger Action Month, the annual national campaign sponsored by Feeding America, a network of over 200 food banks, including Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank. Hunger Action Month is an action and advocacy initiative designed to encourage participation in the fight to end hunger by offering individuals and groups a variety of ways to step up, get involved and make their voices heard to end hunger in their own communities. Read more »