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 on support from federal, state, county and city governments to maintain our funding and services.  Voting is one of the most important rights we have as U.S. citizens.  Who we elect to public office can have as much influence on food security as starting a new program or service. Elected officials vote on budgets to provide money for food assistance programs and on policies that affect administrative changes to programs, making it easier or more difficult for people to qualify to receive food assistance.

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Three ways to help this election season

  1. Pledge to vote on November 8. Please note, if you select to receive more information about the election, you will be added to Greater Pittsburgh Nonprofit Partnership’s contact list and receive a phone call or email prior to the election reminding you to vote.
  2. Make your voice heard and show up to vote on Tuesday, November 8. You can find out who will be on your ballot on ballotpedia.org.
  3. Spread the word about the importance of getting out to vote. Encourage your family and friends to vote.  Post on social media using the hashtags #nonprofitvote and #votetoendhunger.  Join @PghFoodBank and #VoteToEndHunger on November 8. #NonprofitVote  Tweet this!

Election Day Information

Polls are open on Tuesday, November 8 from 7:00 am – 8:00 pm.

Important Dates:

  • The voter registration deadline was October 11. If you have not registered to vote yet, you will be unable to vote in the upcoming election.
  • Applications for absentee ballots can be received by the County Board of Elections between September 19 and November 1, 2016
  • Absentee ballots must be received by County Board of Elections by 5:00 pm on November 4, 2016
  • Election Day: Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Important Information:

  1. First time voters must show a state approved form of identification. The list of approved identification is available at votespa.com. Select “First Time Voter” in the “I am..” drop-down menu.
  2. Call 1-877-VOTES-PA (1-877-868-3772) or visit www.votespa.com to check your registration status, find your polling place, or find other voting assistance
  3. One of our community partners, The Black Political Empowerment Project (B-PEP), will be organizing rides for voters in Braddock, Bloomfield, East Hills, East Liberty, Garfield, the Hill District, Homewood, Manchester, the North Side, McKeesport, and Wilkinsburg. Click here for their flyer. You can also visit carpool.com to find a ride – or offer a ride – near you.
  4. Call 1-866-OUR -VOTE (687-8683) or 1-888-VE-Y-VOTA (839-8682) or 1-888-API-VOTE (274-8683) if you need help casting your ballot on Election Day.