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Update on charitable feeding network in Washington County

Duquesne, PA (May 4, 2021) – In December 2020, the Washington County Department of Human Services (DHS) recommended, and the Washington County Commissioners decided, to shift the county’s State Food Purchase Program (SFPP) and The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) contracts from Greater Washington County Food Bank to Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank.

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Food Bank partners with APALA Pittsburgh to amplify AAPI voices

Duquesne, PA (April 27, 2021) – Today, as part of its Food Justice is Social Justice initiative/campaign, Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank (the Food Bank) is partnering with the Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance (APALA) Pittsburgh.

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Volunteers donate more than 50,600 hours amidst COVID-19

Duquesne, PA (April 22, 2021) – Thursday, April 22 marks National Volunteer Appreciation Day. At Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank (the Food Bank), in the last year, more than 6,000 volunteers donated more than 50,600 hours to ending hunger in our region.

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One Year of COVID-19: State of Hunger in SWPA

Duquesne, PA (March 15, 2021) – March 16, 2021 marks one year since Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank (the Food Bank) held its first COVID-19 response distribution.

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COVID-19 Impact Report

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A Recipe for Success: Nourishing Food Insecure Pennsylvanians Across the Commonwealth

Feeding Pennsylvania and PA Eats Celebrate One Year Anniversary of the Nourish PA Series in conjunction with National Nutrition Month

Philadelphia, PA (March 1, 2021) – Looking to bridge the gap between the issues related to health and hunger, PA Eats and Feeding Pennsylvania formed a partnership to develop the Nourish PA Series – a resource that utilized their combined missions to develop educational resources to help minimize health risks associated with food insecurity and empower pantry clients to make nourishing meals with the food they receive.

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Food Bank committed to long-term pandemic response

Organization’s efforts lead to Lisa Scales Day celebration in Pittsburgh

Duquesne, PA (February 11, 2021) – For nearly a year now our neighbors across southwestern Pennsylvania have been struggling with job loss, social distancing guidelines and food insecurity.

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Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank Celebrates 40th Anniversary

Duquesne, PA (December 14, 2020) – December marks the 40th year of operation for the Food Bank. Since its inception, the organization has evolved from providing shelf-stable, nonperishable food items to distributing more than 12 million pounds of fresh, nutritious produce in 2020.

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AgChoice Farm Credit Donates $50K to Feeding PA, Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank

Harrisburg, PA (November 16, 2020) – This Thanksgiving, AgChoice Farm Credit will donate $50,000 to Feeding Pennsylvania to make more meals possible in communities this holiday season. The donation will be distributed amongst six of Feeding PA’s member food banks, including Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank.

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Food Insecurity Rates Increase Significantly Due To COVID-19 Pandemic

Duquesne, PA (October 27, 2020) – A new report from Feeding America projects a 42 percent increase in food insecurity rates during the year 2020 in Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank’s service area.

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Grow Share Thrive Campaign Underway as Food Bank Announces Expansion Project

Duquesne, PA (September 21, 2020) – Wednesday, September 23, Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank officially broke ground on a renovation project of its existing warehouse facility in Duquesne. The project is expected to be completed in spring 2022.

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Every Action Counts During 2020 Hunger Action Month

Duquesne, PA (September 1, 2020) – Hunger impacts people in every corner of the country, including 1 in 7 of our neighbors in southwestern Pennsylvania. That is why Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank (the Food Bank) joins Feeding America® food banks nationwide this September to take part in Hunger Action Month and inspire people to take action and bring attention to the reality of food insecurity in America.

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More than 10 million pounds of food distributed amid COVID-19

Duquesne, PA (June 10, 2020) COVID-19 hit the southwestern Pennsylvania region hard in March shutting down much of the community’s daily operations, leaving thousands of children learning at home and adults suddenly jobless. As a result more families than ever turned to the Food Bank and its network for support.

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Food Justice is Social Justice: YWCA Greater Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh, PA (August 17, 2020) – Continuing an organizational commitment to champion social justice in southwestern Pennsylvania, Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank is partnering with YWCA Greater Pittsburgh for the Food Justice is Social Justice campaign.

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Food Justice is Social Justice: The Black Political Empowerment Project

Pittsburgh, PA (August 3, 2020) – Continuing an organizational commitment to champion social justice in southwestern Pennsylvania, Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank is partnering with the Black Political Empowerment Project (B-PEP) for the Food Justice is Social Justice campaign.

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COVID Community Organizations Expands Food Bank’s Reach

Pittsburgh, PA (May 26, 2020) – As part of its overall response to the COVID-19 crisis, Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank (the Food Bank), which already had more than 350 member agencies in southwestern Pennsylvania prior to the onset of the COVID-19 crisis, has collaborated with more than 60 new organizations to provide food assistance during the pandemic.

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Farmers to Families Food Box Program Stabilizes Farms, Distributors and Food Insecure in Southwestern Pennsylvania

Pittsburgh, PA (May 18, 2020) – Restaurant, hotel and other food service entity closures over recent months have decimated the business of many farms and distributors both nationally and in southwestern Pennsylvania.

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Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank Distributes 1 Millionth Pound of Food Through Drive-Up Events

Pittsburgh, PA (May 16, 2020) – During today’s drive-up food distribution at South Hills Village Mall, Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank (the Food Bank) surpassed one million pounds of food distributed through drive-up events since the organization’s COVID-19 response began on March 16. This distribution was held with South Hills Interfaith Movement (SHIM).

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Doorstep Delivery Brings Groceries to the Homes of Region’s Most Vulnerable

Duquesne, PA (May 5, 2020) – Social distancing guidelines have made it more challenging for southwestern Pennsylvania’s most vulnerable populations, seniors and those with underlying medical conditions, to access food assistance.

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#GivingTuesdayNow Kicks Off with $200,000 Guaranteed Match

Duquesne, PA (May 4, 2020) – The COVID-19 pandemic has severly impacted southwestern Pennsylvanians leaving 1.5 million of our neighbors unemployed and concerned about how to make the ends meet.

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Sidney Crosby Donates 100,000 Meals Through Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank

Pittsburgh, PA (May 4, 2020) – Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby donated 100,000 meals today to Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank (the Food Bank).

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More than 4.1 Million Pounds of Food Delivered to Community Amid COVID-19

Duquesne, PA (April 28, 2020) – In its 40-year history, Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank (the Food Bank) has never seen a need as large as during its current COVID-19 response.

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Food Bank Announces Emergency Food Distribution at Pittsburgh International Airport

Pittsburgh, PA (April 24, 2020) – Working in conjunction with Pittsburgh International Airport, Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank (the Food Bank) today announced an emergency drive-up food distribution set to take place at the parking lots of the airport from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Wednesday, April 22.

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Food Bank Announces Emergency Food Distribution at PPG Paints Arena

Pittsburgh, PA (April 22, 2020) – Working in conjunction with the Pittsburgh Penguins, Allegheny-Fayette Central Labor Council and City of Pittsburgh Police, Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank (the Food Bank) today announced an emergency drive-up food distribution set to take place at the parking lots of PPG Paints Arena from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday, April 24.

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Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank Holds Emergency Food Distribution with Pittsburgh International Airport

Pittsburgh, PA (April 22, 2020) – Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank (the Food Bank) hosted its 10th drive-up emergency food distribution in Pittsburgh on Wednesday,
April 22, 2020.

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$1.2 Million Raised by WTAE Channel 4 and Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank

Pittsburgh, PA (April 16, 2020) – WTAE Channel 4 and Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank have raised $1,238,248 in less than twenty-four hours via Project Community: Day of Giving to help feed neighbors amid the Covid-19 crisis.

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Food Bank Holds Sixth COVID-19 Emergency Distribution

Duquesne, PA (April 10, 2020) – Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank (the Food Bank) hosted its sixth drive-up emergency food distribution in Pittsburgh today.

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Food Bank Announces Distribution at Alameda Park in Butler County

Butler, PA (April 9, 2020) – Working in conjunction with Alliance for Nonprofit Resources, Inc., Butler County Parks and Recreation and the Butler County Sheriff’s Office, Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank (the Food Bank) today announced an emergency drive-up food distribution set to take place at Alameda Park from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesday, April 14.

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Traffic Pattern for Food Bank Emergency Food Distribution at PPG Paints Arena Announced

Duquesne, PA (April 9, 2020) – Working in conjunction with the Pittsburgh Penguins, Allegheny Fayette Central Labor Council and Pittsburgh Bureau of Police, Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank (the Food Bank) an emergency drive-up food distribution set to take place at the parking lots of PPG Paints Arena from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday, April 10.

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Food Bank Announces Emergency Food Distribution at PPG Paints Arena

Duquesne, PA (April 8, 2020) – Working in conjunction with the Pittsburgh Penguins and City of Pittsburgh Police, Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank (the Food Bank) today announced an emergency drive-up food distribution set to take place at the parking lots of PPG Paints Arena from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday, April 10.

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Personal Video Calls with Steelers Legends Highlights Online Charity Auction

Pittsburgh, PA (April 7, 2020) – In the midst of a historic pandemic, one Pittsburgh-based small business is reinventing itself to stay afloat while looking to help one of the most critically important charities in the Steel City.

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The Food Bank Holds Fifth COVID-19 Emergency Distribution

Duquesne, PA (April 6, 2020) – Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank (the Food Bank) hosted its fifth drive-up emergency food distribution in Duquesne on Monday, April 6, 2020.

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Food Bank Announces Next Drive-up Distribution

Duquesne, PA (April 2, 2020) – Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank (the Food Bank) today announced an emergency drive-up food distribution set to take place at the organization’s warehouse in Duquesne from noon to 3 p.m. on Monday, April 6.

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Food Bank Discouraging Food Drives Until Further Notice

Pittsburgh, PA (March 30, 2020) – Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank (the Food Bank) is discouraging traditional food drives until further notice.

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Food Bank Network Stands Strong During COVID-19 Crisis

Duquesne, PA (March, 26, 2020) – Now entering the third week of its response to the COVID-19 crisis, Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank (the Food Bank) continues to operate as an essential business.

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Eat’n Park Partners with Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank to Help Neighbors In Need

Pittsburgh, PA (March 26, 2020) – Eat’n Park Restaurants (www.eatnpark.com) is extending a helping hand to the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank amid the COVID-19 crisis..

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Social Distancing Forces Produce to People Cancellations

Duquesne, PA (March, 23, 2020) – In consideration of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) crisis, Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank (the Food Bank) is making changes to its direct distribution program, Produce to People.

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Pirates Partner with Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank to Help Feed Pittsburgh Families

Pittsburgh, PA (March 19, 2020) – The Pittsburgh Pirates today announced a $50,000 donation to Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank to support multiple food distribution events to help ensure the needs of local families are met during the current Coronavirus crisis.

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McKeesport Produce to People Cancelled

Duquesne, PA (March 19, 2020) – Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank’s Produce to People food distribution in McKeesport that was scheduled for this Saturday, March 21 is now cancelled.

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Aliquippa Produce to People Cancelled

Duquesne, PA (March 19, 2020) – Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank’s Produce to People food distribution in Aliquippa that was scheduled for this Friday, March 20 is cancelled. At this time, the Food Bank does not have plans to reschedule the Aliquippa distribution during the COVID-19 crisis.

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Food Bank to Continue Normally Scheduled Food Distributions

Pittsburgh, PA (March 12, 2020) – Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank continues to be committed to feeding people in need and eliminating hunger in southwestern Pennsylvania.

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