• Sep 05 2017

    Don’t let Congress slash food assistance

    September is Hunger Action Month. Yet the U.S. House of Representatives is getting ready to vote on a bill that could significantly increase food insecurity in America. We need you to contact your Representative today and tell them that during Hunger Action Month we should be protecting effective programs that provide nutritious food to our neighbors...Read More

  • Dec 30 2015

    A year of challenges and successes

    2015 had its fair share of challenges, but anti-hunger advocates ended the year with several exciting successes – thanks to the efforts of people like you who spoke out against hunger throughout the year. Here’s what we accomplished in 2015: A $1 million increase for the State Food Purchase Program / Pennsylvania Agricultural Surplus System (PASS)...Read More

  • Dec 17 2015

    Last minute action alert!

    The great news is… Thanks to your phone calls and emails, several important legislative priorities — including the America Gives More Act tax deductions for donors and an increase in The Emergency Food Assistance Program Storage and Distribution funds — are part of two massive, end of year legislative packages. But we still need your...Read More

  • Dec 08 2015

    Protect tax deductions for charitable giving

    There are only a few days left for Congress to finish their work for the year, and we have an important opportunity to pass tax legislation that would bring billions of meals into the national food banking network. Right now, Congress is working on a tax package that would renew or make permanent several expiring...Read More

  • Sep 01 2015

    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

  • Jun 29 2015

    F.R.E.S.H. Bites From the Food Bank

    Words From Lisa “For the past 20 years, the annual Pittsburgh Blues Festival has supported our mission by inviting the community to a fun and entertaining event that also is our biggest single fundraiser.”    “It’s three days of great music that also serves to call attention to the many friends and neighbors in our...Read More

  • Jun 01 2015

    Fighting Hunger with the One-Two Punch

    Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather may not have delivered as many punches as audiences had hoped for, but this year the General Assembly at least can deliver a huge “one-two punch” in the fight against hunger. First, hit ‘em with the jab — a $21 million appropriation for the State Food Purchase Program (SFPP). Over...Read More

  • Apr 16 2015

    Making Sense of ‘Map the Meal Gap’ 2015

    Tackling the issue of hunger is both challenging and inspiring — it’s why we work tirelessly at Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank to feed people in need and mobilize our community to eliminate hunger. The release of this year’s Map the Meal Gap data is a stark reminder of our challenge and the need for...Read More

  • Mar 30 2015

    Greg Phillips: I am a volunteer.

    My name is Greg Phillips and I’m a volunteer. I was born and raised in the Pittsburgh area. My passions include the outdoors, music, reading, my friends and family, and it turns out volunteer work. In the past, I think I probably viewed volunteer work as something I did; now, however, I view it as...Read More

  • 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