SweetWater and Food Bank Present ‘Helping Hour’
Networking, Volunteering Hybrid Benefits Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank

Pittsburgh, PA (August 27, 2015)– In celebration of Hunger Action Month, SweetWater Brewing is teaming up with Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank to present a brand-new ‘Helping Hour’ program. Consisting of half volunteer work and half networking, the first of these events is slated for 5 – 7:30 p.m. September 1 and will reoccur monthly.

“Since we first started brewing nearly 19 years ago, it’s been important for us to give back to the communities who are supporting SweetWater,” says Steve Farace, SweetWater Brewing Co. Minister of Propaganda. “In Pittsburgh, we were impressed by Greater Community Food Bank’s initiatives and cool events like Helping Hour, and are happy to put our lip smackin’ brews in the hands of their hard working volunteers.”

‘Helping Hour’ events are not only designed to assist the Food Bank in raising funds, recruiting community support and create awareness of the issue of hunger in our region, but will also serve as a way for professional groups and individuals to come together for a fun networking experience that allows them to further their connections to professionals in the region.

“We are so grateful for the support that SweetWater is providing us through this unique event,” said Lisa Scales, president & CEO of Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank. “By being able to bring together a group of people that have a vested interest in the well-being of our communities, we will be able to increase the impact we are having on the fight against hunger in our region while also providing them with a unique networking opportunity.”

Registration is $25 per person and includes a 90 minute volunteer shift followed by brews and snacks courtesy of Sweetwater Brewing. Space for the event is limited to 25 people and every registration will allow the Food Bank to provide $125 worth of food to neighbors in need throughout southwestern Pennsylvania.
For ticketing and more information, visit PittsburghFoodBank.org and click on the events tab.

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