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Food Bank: How Domestic Violence Is Tied To Food Insecurity

On this week’s episode of the Food Podcast presented by Clearview Federal Credit Union on the TribLive Podcast Network, Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank (the Food Bank) learns more about the connection between domestic violence and food insecurity.

Food Bank: 10 Year Old Honored For Her Work

On this week’s episode of the Food Podcast presented by Clearview Federal Credit Union on the Triblive Podcast Network, Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank (The Food Bank) talks with Makayla Alaquiva.

Makayla Alaquiva was added to the Junior Achievement of Western Pennsylvania 18 under Eighteen class for the way she advocates for the Food Bank.

Food Bank: Heat Or Eat—The Impossible Choice

This episode addresses the impact cold weather is having on food insecurity. While the Food Bank hasn’t seen a large uptick in people needing food assistance, the Food Bank’s call center has seen a larger percentage of people citing high heating bills as the cause of financial woes and food insecurity.

Food Bank: Wrapping Up 2021

The Food Bank) looks back at 2021. Right now, 1 in 7 people in southwestern Pennsylvania are facing food insecurity. Rising grocery prices, job loss, and the aftershock of the Covid-19 pandemic have only deepened the issue. In turn, food insecurity often has a rippling effect on our community’s health and overall well-being.

Food Bank: Power Of Sharing Stories Of Food Insecurity

“So many times food insecurity comes from a life event, a crisis,” said podcast host CJ Johnson.

It’s one of the reasons the Food Bank started the Food is Love, Share the Love storytelling campaign.

The team made it a point to share stories which showed the reality of why people turn to food assistance in the three rivers region.

One person the Food Bank spoke to was Amy Salmon.

Salmon was living a normal life in New Eagle, until her doctor diagnosed her with cancer in 2018.

In order to get treatment, Salmon had to quit her job.

Food Bank: Clearview Federal Credit Union’s Mission To End Food Insecurity

On this week’s episode of the Food Podcast Presented by Clearview Federal Credit Union, Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank highlights the ways Clearview Federal Credit Union is working to in the community to put an end to food insecurity.

The Food Podcast: The Nicest Grinch in Pittsburgh

Isaac Bernstein is 16yo from Upper Saint Clair who decided he wanted to do something to help after seeing so many people without homes asking for food on the streets of Pittsburgh. So he decided to dress up as a holiday figure and do personalized visits and activities for families in exchange for a donation to Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank. This year, he’s going green as the beloved Mr. Grinch.

Why You Should Make Your Holiday Dinner Plate Colorful

The Food Bank’s Nutrition & Wellness Coordinator Erin Spangler says one of the easiest ways to get nutrition without checking labels is to simply make sure your plate is colorful.

“We know generally that a healthy eating pattern includes fruits and vegetables, fresh, canned or frozen, really any form is great. That will add a lot of that color. So try to fill half of your plate with fresh fruits and vegetables,” said Spangler.

Food Podcast: Former TV personality joins Food Bank

On this episode of the food podcast presented by Clearview Federal Credit Union, Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank introduces you to a new team member! Ronnell Hunt is not only one of the new faces at the Food Bank, he’s a face many will be seeing in the community. Hunt is the new Community Education Specialist. The position is new position created to connect the community with information about food resource services and raise awareness about hunger in the three rivers region.

Food Bank: Hops For Hunger

Feeding Pennsylvania and PA Eats are joining forces with local breweries across the state to raise money for hunger relief through the first annual Hops For Hunger campaign this November. This will be a month-long, statewide fundraiser with proceeds benefiting Feeding PA’s mission and will support the development of nutrition education resources created by PA Eats for Feeding Pennsylvania’s network of food pantries.