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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.

  

Helping During The Coronavirus Crisis

The Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank updates us on the help that’s been given and what is still needed during the Coronavirus crisis.

  

Apple Castle Keeping Hunger Away

Steve Johnston, sixth generation owner of Apple Castle in New Wilmington, recently joined Brian Gulish on the Food Podcast to discuss his company’s commitment to support Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank’s mission of ending hunger in Southwestern Pennsylvania.

Apple Castle harvests approximately ten-thousand bushels of apples every year according to Johnston. At 100 apples per bushel, Johnston’s crop produces about one-million apples annually.

  

Empty Bowls: Local Celebs Serving Soup

Empty Bowls, a collaboration between Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank and Just Harvest, will take place on Sunday, March 15 at Rodef Shalom on Fifth Avenue. The event consists of a simple meal of soup and bread to remind people of the one in eight residents of Allegheny County who are facing hunger.

The 25th anniversary of Empty Bowls features soup cooked by some of Pittsburgh’s top restaurants. Local celebrity soup servers, a silent auction of ceramic art and celebrity-autographed bowls, live music, children’s activities.