Food Safety Volunteer

Our Commitment to Food Safety

Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank is committed to ensuring the safety of the food that we distribute to the people of southwestern Pennsylvania.  Our food safety initiatives are designed to guarantee best food handling practices not just in our warehouse, but also at each of our member agencies. (Our full pledge)


  • Shelf Life GuideHow long past the date on the side should you trust the food in your cupboards?  Probably longer than you think.
  • Food Safety In Case of An Emergency: Dealing with the aftermath of a flood, a fire, or an extended loss of power? This guide can help you decide what food you can save, and what you should throw out.
  • Hand Washing Sign: All food service establishments are required to post a hand washing sign at each of their approved hand sinks.  Here’s ours, in case you would like to use it.