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Food Bank Under Renovation In Effort To House and Distribute More Produce

On this episode of the Food podcast presented by Clearview Federal Credit Union, Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank is giving an inside look at a major renovation/expansion project. The warehouse and facility is expanding from 96,000 square feet to 130,000 square feet in a targeted effort to bring the community healthy food. The plans were set up and funded before the pandemic through the Grow, Share Thrive Campaign.

Food Bank Works With Local Farmers To Rescue Produce

On this week’s episode of the food podcast presented by Clearview Federal Credit Union, Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank takes the show on the road with an episode at Harvest Valley Farms in Gibsonia.

Art King runs Harvest Valley Farms and offered to allow more than 20 food bank staff members and volunteers to pick extra corn in his fields Monday.

Food Podcast: The Food Bank’s mission for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

We take a look back at Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank’s Food Justice is Social Justice Initiative. It has been one year since the Food Bank launched this new effort. The goal of this initiative is to create awareness about social inequality, while educating the Food Bank’s service area of numerous organizations in the region that are focused on ending racism and creating equality for all.

Food Bank: What is causing food insecurity in the Three Rivers Region?

We dive into a topic that impacts our entire community. What is causing people to be food insecure? It’s a topic many food banks have struggled with as they try to not only feed their communities, but address the root causes too.

Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank has created an entire department devoted to stabilizing lives.

Food Bank: New Look And Branding

Food Bank reveals its new logo and look! While the mission is the same, the logo has changed to reflect the innovative things the Food Bank is already doing to provide critical meals to our neighbors.

Food Bank: LGBTQ+ Community Sees Higher Food Insecurity Rates

This week’s podcast is a Food Justice is Social Justice episode featuring the Hugh Lane Wellness Foundation. The goal of this initiative is to create awareness about social inequality, while educating Food Bank supporters in southwestern PA of numerous organizations in the region that are focused on ending racism and creating equality for all.

Food Bank: Summer Youth Café

School is out for summer! That might seem like an exciting thing for many children, but for many people who serve kids living with food insecurity, it’s a time of worry.

The need makes the push for Summer Youth Café sites so critical. A Summer Youth café is a location where any person ages 18 and under can get free meals.

Food Bank: Mobile Farmers Market

June is fruits and veggies month, so today’s food podcast focuses on the Food Bank’s innovative way to get fresh produce from local farms to areas where healthy food is difficult to find.

It’s called the Green Grocer, and while it looks like a food truck, you won’t find burgers or tacos when you visit. Instead, you’ll find shelves of kale, peaches, plums and other produce up for sale.

Food Bank: KDKA-TV Feed The Kids Telethon On June 2nd

The food bank is proud to partner with KDKA-TV, Giant Eagle and Citizens Bank for this year’s Feed the Kids Telethon. The telethon airs June 2nd. For every dollar that’s donated, Citizens Bank will match donations up to $40,000. In 2020, the telethon raised $154,754.

In honor of the Feed the Kids Telethon, the food podcast hosted a guest who truly sees how food insecurity impacts young people. Joyce Weber is the food services director at Baldwin-Whitehall schools and she says her team is giving out more meals than ever before.

Food Bank: Food Justice Is Social Justice

This episode of the Food Podcast focuses on the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank’s Food Justice is social justice initiative. This initiative is intended to create awareness about social inequality, while educating the Food Bank’s service area of numerous organizations in the region that are focused on ending racism and creating equality for all.

This week the Food Podcast featured Jeremiah’s Place, a crisis nursery in the Pittsburgh area. “A crisis nursery is essentially an emergency childcare center. Pittsburgh didn’t have one til about 2014 when we opened our doors,” said acting director of Jeremiah’s Place Jordan Shoneburger.