Decisions made by our elected officials have a huge impact both on the supply of food available to give to people in need and on the demand for charitable food assistance. When you “speak out” you use your unique voice to urge your elected officials to do their part to help end hunger.
Help increase the supply of food for people struggling with hunger in our community.
The Food Bank gets food from many sources: individual donations, grocers, farmers, manufacturers and more. We also get much of our food, and funding to purchase food, from federal, state and local governments.
Help reduce the demand for Food Bank services.
Government food assistance programs provide food to older adults on fixed incomes, working adults with insufficient earnings, people with disabilities, and children – in school, at after-school programs and during the summer months when school meals are unavailable. If these programs lose funding or become more difficult to use, the seniors, families and children relying on this vital food assistance will turn to the Food Bank and our member agencies to try to meet their nutritional needs.
Ready to speak out?
Help us protect and strengthen vital programs that help feed our neighbors struggling with hunger. You can read more about the Food Bank’s Policy Priorities and how government programs help the Food Bank and Pennsylvanians in need. Then visit our advocacy updates to find ways you can get involved. We also encourage you to register to vote and vote for individuals who care about the issue of hunger. Don’t know who your legislators are? Find your legislators here.