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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.

Food Podcast: Why Donors Are Investing In Healthy Food

On this episode of the food podcast presented by Clearview Federal Credit Union, Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank talks with Arconic Foundation about why it was so important to step up to help local communities during the pandemic.

Before the pandemic, the Food Bank started the Grow, Share Thrive campaign aimed to expand the warehouse and make the warehouse capable of housing and distributing 50% produce.

Arconic Foundation has gifted the Food Bank $375,000 since 2020 in an effort to help meet that goal and provide support during the pandemic.

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.