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Hindu Jain Temple Makes Matching Gift to Pittsburgh Food Bank of up to $10,000 During MLK Day of Service

As part of our MLK Day activities, we are welcoming 30 volunteers at our warehouse in Duquesne to prepare food for distribution across our 11-county service area. The event is open only to pre-registered volunteers.

In addition to the volunteer activity at the Food Bank warehouse, the Hindu Jain Temple is matching all gifts made to the Food Bank on Monday, January 18 at pittsburghfoodbank.org/MLK up to $10,000.

Pittsburgh Food Bank Reaches Service Milestone

In June 1980, Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank opened its doors in Pittsburgh’s Hill District.

This week on the Food Podcast presented by Clearview Federal Credit Union, host Brian Gulish looks back on the history of the Food Bank, including an in-depth interview with Food Bank operations director Gail Robbins. Robbins has been an employee of the Food Bank for 38 and a half years.

Amen To Action: Nearly 1M Meals Donated to Food Bank Amid Pandemic

Amen to Action, a day-long initiative dedicated to giving back and moving away from commercialism, brought together people of all faiths at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center to create a platform of spiritual capital. The volunteer event, open to everyone, normally includes groups of 15 people assigned to team tables to pack meals. More than one million meals were packed each of the last three years. This year’s in-person event had to be cancelled due to the pandemic.

Food Bank Collaborates with Citrone 33 Foundation to Fight Food Insecurity

Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank and the Citrone 33 Foundation have announced a fundraising collaborative supporting the Food Bank’s mission to mobilize the community to eliminate hunger.

A family foundation, Citrone 33 is a strategic collective that focuses on philanthropy through thoughtful investing and social movements.

Food Bank Partners with Aaron Donald Foundation

On this week’s episode of the Food Podcast presented by Clearview Federal Credit Union, AD99 executive director Akita Donald and board member Tim Murdoch joined host Brian Gulish to discuss the mission of Mr. Donald’s foundation.

Food Insecurity Rates Rise Dramatically During COVID-19 Pandemic

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.

On this week’s Food Podcast presented by Clearview Federal Credit Union, host Brian Gulish discusses why the increase is happening, which includes changes to unemployment and poverty rates due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Food Bank Partners With Latino Community Center

As part of its ongoing Food Justice is Social Justice campaign, Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank will partner with the Latino Community Center the week of October 12 to raise awareness for the organization’s mission to empower, advocate with and celebrate Latinos in Allegheny County.

This week on the Food Bank’s Food Podcast presented by Clearview Federal Credit Union, host Brian Gulish provides insight into the upcoming campaign.

Food Bank Grow Share Thrive Campaign

Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank launched season two of the Food Podcast by announcing a comprehensive campaign called Grow Share Thrive. The campaign aligns with the Food Bank’s long-term bold goals, which includes providing access to more and healthier food across the organization’s 11-county service area in southwestern Pennsylvania.

Trinity School District Distributing 20,000 Grab and Go Meals Weekly

Since the start of the organization’s response to the COVID-19 crisis, Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank has provided more than 7 million pounds of food through various distribution channels.

In addition to the drive-up model, the Food Bank has launched a home delivery service (Doorstep Delivery), added 65 new member agencies through the COVID Community Organization program and has handed out Grab and Go meals through 19 managed sites.

Trinity School District in Washington County is serving more kids through their Grab ‘n Go meals than they typically serve when school is in session according to Nicolle Pleil, the district’s Food Service Director.

  

Food Bank COVID-19 Response Update

Now in it’s second month of responding to the COVID-19 pandemic, Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank (the Food Bank) is working to help those in need identify several ways they can get food. Recently, long lines, in excess of a mile long, have been seen in the news.