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Why More Food Banks Are Creating Government Affairs Departments

Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank talks to a man who has played a critical role in securing food for the three rivers region.

Food Bank: Food Is Medicine

Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank talks about why medical facilities are working to get patients access to healthy food.

In a sense, food can act as medicine for a variety of different medical conditions.

It’s one of the reasons hospital systems like UPMC are providing healthy food resources to patients.

Food Bank: Steelers Pat Freiermuth Volunteers

On this episode of the food podcast presented by Clearview Federal Credit Union on the Trib Live podcast network, Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank sits down with Steelers Rookie TE Pat Freiermuth.

Freiermuth was one of several Steelers rookies who visited and volunteered at the Food Bank this week. The team members packed 850 boxes of frozen meat for Washington County.

Food Bank: PA Seeing Increase In SNAP Benefits

A conversation with the acting secretary of PA DHS, Megan Snead.

Snead has been visiting Food Banks across Pennsylvania for hunger action month, and wants to make sure people are accessing critical programs including SNAP.

Food Bank Adds Senior Boxes To Drive-Up Distributions

Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank talks about the news plans to start offering Senior Boxes at drive-up distributions.

This Friday September 17th, Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank will recognize Hunger Action Day while offering senior boxes for the first time at the Aliquippa drive-up distribution.

Food Podcast: What happens to food that goes bad

Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank talks about its new partnership with Ecotone Renewables. The partnership is part of its latest efforts to cut down on organic waste by using a new Seahorse Biodigester.

The Biodigester, run by Ecotone Renewables, is located in Swissvale and is critical in sustainably using food waste to make fertilizer instead of sending it to a landfill.

Food Bank: Food Justice

Food Bank’s Food Justice is Social Justice initiative. The goal of the 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 Justice is Contemporary Craft’s fourth socially-engaged exhibition. There are 15 artists participating in Food Justice, 13 at the main Lawrenceville location and two at the BNY Mellon Satellite Gallery, located at the Steel Plaza T-Station downtown.
Food Justice will open on Friday, September 10 and be on view through March 19, 2022.

Food Bank Podcast: Veterans

On this episode of the Food Podcast presented by Clearview Federal Credit Union, Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank talks with Veterans Place.

When the pandemic hit, families were thrown into crisis. Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank saw a record number of people coming to distributions to receive food assistance. If you watched TV, you probably saw the image of National Guard and Reservists across the country stepping in to feed the community. The grim irony? Many who stepped in to help others get food are worrying about food themselves.

Food Bank: AEW Pro Wrestlers Share Stories Of Food Insecurity

This week on The Food Podcast presented by Clearview Federal Credit Union, Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank hears from several professional wrestlers as they tell their own stories about food insecurity.

Mark Henry, Cpt. Shawn Dean and other AEW talent and staff visited the Food Bank while in Pittsburgh for AEW Dynamite and AEW Rampage live events last week. Both said volunteering at the Food Bank hit a personal note, especially when it came to childhood hunger.

Food Podcast: Why the 1st day of school is critical in getting families food assistance

Food Bank talks about the upcoming school year. Many teachers in Armstrong are breathing a sigh of relief as school starts back up, and it’s not just about seeing their students. For many, the summer is a time of worry, not knowing if kids who rely on school lunches are consistently getting meals.

In the Armstrong school district, 68% of kids utilized the free and reduced lunches provided through the USDA waiver last year.