Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank

Rating: 4.93 stars   116 reviews

Address:

1 N. Linden Street Duquesne PA 15110 USA

Mission:

The mission of Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank is to feed people in need and mobilize our community to eliminate hunger. We are a proud member of Feeding America. The Food Bank leadership and board of directors have a shared vision of a hunger-free southwestern Pennsylvania.

Results:

Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank exists because growing numbers of people in our community struggle with meeting a basic human need – food. The challenge of food insecurity in our community continues to grow and can be experienced by anyone, regardless of age, sex, race, creed or even employment status. Recently, we have seen an alarming increase in the number of employed people who are in need of food assistance. In Fiscal Year 2015, community support allowed the Food Bank to: • Serve 110,000 people each month; and • Distribute more than 22 million meals across 11 counties in southwestern Pennsylvania. We invite you to join us in making a difference in the lives of our neighbors who need us most. Your generous donation will make a meaningful difference in the lives of the families, children and seniors who have nowhere else to turn for their most basic human need -- to put food on their table.

Target demographics:

feed people in need and mobilize our community to eliminate hunger.

Geographic areas served:

11 counties in southwestern Pennsylvania

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412-460-FOOD
www.pittsburghfoodbank.org

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Rating: 5 stars  

As a Public Health Nurse who concentrates on chronic disease prevention and works with vulnerable, underserved populations that the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank reaches out to, I am very impressed with their efforts to get healthier foods and education about healthier eating to the people who utilize their services. The GPCFB is always eager to collaborate with agencies and organizations to bring their messages and information to the Food Bank clients. For example, the GPCFB arranged for the National Kidney Foundation, The American Diabetes Association and the Allegheny County Health Department to have tables with their materials and information about their services at successive Produce to the People distribution events last fall. This collaboration provided the clients an opportunity to get health information and screenings they might not have received. It provided the agencies and organization with access to targeted, high-risk, medically underserved people that they need to reach. It was very beneficial and an example of how GPCFB thinks outside the box and is always looking to collaborate.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I personally saw the impact of the Produce to the People dood distribution events and how efficient, yet caring the GPCFB volunteers and staff were with the people who camd for the food.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I wish this organization could get more support and more funding from local, state and federal governments. They have done an exemplary job with the resources and staffing the have to work with.

 
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I met with Anne Hawkins, the Chief Development Director and Maureen Joyce, the Development Web Administrator to get their profile up here on the GNP website. The first thing that struck me was the size of the building. It shouldn't have been surprising, considering the large volume of goods they handle. Through the meeting, I was impressed with the degree of information they had memorized about the organization and its metrics. The level of professionalism, quality and expertise I saw at this organization was very high.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

The level of professionalism and efficiency of the organization.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

highly capable, technologically savvy and dedicated.

Ways to make it better...

I would have had time to tour the warehouse

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

navigating a corporate climate that is donating way fewer items than before.

One thing I'd also say is that...

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2007-10-01

 
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