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Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank

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Causes: Coronavirus Relief Food Banks, Food, Food Banks & Pantries

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. 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: individuals and families who face food insecurity

Geographic areas served: 11 counties in southwestern Pennsylvania

Community Stories

120 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I am a partner with the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank (GPCFB). Every encounter I have ever had with one of their representatives has been a positive experience. Employees are passionate about what they do and are knowledgeable and eager to help. All trainings provided are top notch and worth the time.

Suzanne Schnur F.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I am so proud that such a phenomenal nonprofit organization exists in my city. The greater Pittsburgh community Food Bank services so many people and increases their quality of life. Accessibility to food is so important and the food bank makes this happen treating their members with dignity and respect!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

About the food distribution locations the food bank rather let people to be pushed, shoved and assaulted or be intimidated to where they got no food source.

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cirwinbuncher 07/26/2018

We are sorry to read that you had a poor experience at a food distribution. That is unacceptable and we would like to learn more about your experience to ensure we take corrective action to ensure a safe and respectful experience. Please contact us at info@pittsburghfoodbank.org. Please provide as much information as possible (location of distribution, type of distribution, etc) so we can improve.

Board Member

Rating: 5

This photo was taken in California at Pilgrim Terrace Cooperative Homes. We are a 501(c)3 and have been serving the general public for over 30 years. The person in the photo is one of our residents and it was taken in California at our property.
We serve 120 meals, free of charge, every day and donate the nutrient rich produce we grow in aeroponic towers from Juice Plus to the local food bank. We invite those who may be interested in our non profit to visit www.pilgrimterrace.org and donate to our non profit as well as others.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank is all over Pittsburgh, you cant miss them. Their passion and drive for helping their neighbors is unmatched and should be modeled by every other surrounding foodbank. I thank them for making the greater Pittsburgh area a better place to live.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

I volunteered with a group from work. It was my first time and it was a warm and humbling experience. Its really nice to see the care and amoun of time is spent to help others.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I volunteered with a group from my organization. It was amazing to see the amount of work that they do to accomplish their mission! It was an eye-opening experience, and the services they provide our community is invaluable. Great job!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Very food. Much good. Wow. 10/10 would recommend

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Donor

Rating: 5

For my school, we did a fundraiser four our literary journal called "Food for Thought" and donated all the cans we raised to the GPCFB. They're a wonderful organization and we plan on doing it every year.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have volunteered out at the Food Bank for several years now. It has always been a wonderful experience, with a great team who is extremely helpful, and knowing that you are making a difference for someone's life! We have done assembly lines, repacking everything from cereal to frozen chickens, and sorted donations coming from all over. I will keep coming as long as I can stand!

1 Betsy25

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

GPCFB is always busy doing whatever they can to help families and individuals who have fallen on hard times in the area. Fantastic group!

1 Therese H.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I volunteer for GPCFB as often as I can. They are a great organization that provides aid to individuals and food banks. I am proud to serve them. Every volunteer experience I've had has been very, very well organized, but still fun. I've done Produce To People, repacking, the Fall Food Drive, and collecting donations at the Holiday Market in Pittsburgh. I highly recommend volunteering with and/or donating to them. Very rewarding!

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Donor

Rating: 5

While I have had enormous respect for any organization that helps feed the hungry, I have enormous respect for the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank. They have a tremendous task of helping to provide food to children, families, the elderly, the poor, and every one that needs fed, and it is extremely hard to keep up with that demand. The economy has a lot to do with the fluctuation of their supply and demand and in this current economy, it makes the job that much harder. Every year I donate food on a consistent basis, and, every holiday, instead of having guests arrive with hostess gifts, I ask that they bring nonperishable items to be donated to the food bank. They have readily complied. I will continue to aid in this fight for ending hunger and hope those who read this will consider a donation of any type as well.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This review reflects my experience with the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank while conveying the positive impact it has had upon me on a personal level. I have volunteered periodically at the Food Bank mainly within the repacking and Produce to People efforts. I have also attended a tour and presentation and have helped individuals link to this resource through past employment posts. In addition, I have donated, when able, to this organization as I identify with its' purpose.

I read the newsletter communications regularly and I do believe that the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank has established themselves in many events and happenings to extend the mission in the local community. I do believe that this is probably one of the best ways for the organization to meet its goals as it reaches donors in an indirect manner, for example, reduced admission fee(s) with donation of goods, etc. As a person who has worked with individuals with needs, my only concern is that policies and procedures continue to be adhered to and that people that do receive resources are the ones that truly need it.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have volunteered at the food bank for about three years. It is a great asset to the Greater Pittsburgh Area and it is always searching for new ways to reach the people who need its services. The staff is made up of people whose primary concern is serving the community.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been serving at the food bank in a volunteer capacity for almost 3 years. I found them to be an organization that manages its funds very well and makes themselves a part of the Pittsburgh community. I always feel like I've done something very useful when I leave to go home. I love helping them.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have had the opportunity to volunteer with the food bank for approximately 4 years, and it has been time very well spent. Their volunteer coordinators are engaging, and maintain excellent contact with the volunteers, and their distributions are always very organized. Best of all, is that I get the opportunity to witness first hand what my time contributes to, and to recognize the impact that I may have on someone else's life. I thank the food bank for giving me the opportunity to serve my community in this way.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

As a member of the GPCFB speaker's bureau I have had an opportunity to visit some of the agencies that the food bank supports, to help distribute food directly to people that need help with feeding their families, and to provide information to children and adults about how widespread poverty and hence food insecurity is in our region as well as in all of our country.
My experience has shown me that GPCFB is an excellent well-run organization that is providing a critical service to help families that are struggling just to get by. It's shocking that, in the United States of all places, so many people suffer from hunger. I have learned that the dedicated people of GPCFB do a terrific job in helping to mitigate that problem.

Rick32

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been volunteering at the foodbank through my employer(University of Pittsburgh) for about 8 years. It only takes a few hours a month but the look of appreciation on the faces of the individuals standing in line for food to feed their families is heartwarming. It makes me look forward to retirement when I can spend more time there. It also makes me realize how fortunate I am to be in a position to help them.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've been volunteering at the food bank since I retired six years ago. Usually I repackage food, but I don't really know until I get there, which is fine by me. I've met many caring employees and volunteers.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Selective Insurance Company of America provides employees with a paid day off each year in order to provide community service to an organization of the employees choice. A group of employees have used the last four years to donate their time to this organization. They make sure that their volunteers know the purpose of the organization by taking time to discuss the services that they provide and tour the facility. The projects the volunteers are involved with make an immediate impact to those in need. One can only feel a sense of accomplishment at the end of the day knowing what you've done has helped touched many lives. Pittsburgh is lucky to have The Greather Pgh Community Food Bank care about those in need.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The Foodbank runs a program called Produce to People that provides fresh produce and other items (meat and some canned goods) directly to people who need it at distribution events around the area. My son and I volunteered for the program several years ago through my work. I was super impressed by the program. It was well run and kept a large team of volunteers busy and productive. The program provided volunteers with an opportunity to interact with people getting food. Overall it was great experience and both my sons and I have been a regular volunteers since then. The people from the foodbank are great for this program -- sincere and knowledgeable of the program but low-key and never righteous. I really value this experience. In my time volunteering, I have been impressed over and over by the basic goodness of all people. The clients help each other because they can and because others need it. I have watched neighbors help each other get food. I have seen strangers give each other rides to the program. People take care of each other -- family, friends, neighbors and at time strangers -- because it is what people do. I always feel extremely fortunate to get to be just one more person helping out.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I became aware of the food bank 9 years ago when our Girl Scout Troop toured the facilities. We returned a short time later to repack food items. For Several years I would attend volunteer events with my troop, family or by myself. We see so many children in our community that are hungry and if just a few hours a month can help someone in need it will always be time well spent. They are well organized and ready to go, all we have to do is reserve that we are coming and show up.

Marge D.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have only been volunteering with this organization for a few shot months,but have been welcomed and have been welcomed whole heatedly. The neatest thing I've done so far for this organization is to help with produce to people and they partnered up with Grow Pittsburgh to pass out seedlings, starter plants, and even buckets of soil to help the needy try to grow some vegetables for themselves.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Great organization with great people! They're very efficient with volunteer's time & energy.

Volunteer

Rating: 4

The Greater Pittsburgh food bank provides many different opportunities to help collect food, distribute food and help with fund raising activities. I have volunteered to pick vegetables at local farms, help at distribution centers and serve at fund raising events, such as the blues festival. The events have always been well organized and details well thought out by the staff. That makes for an enjoyable experience for volunteers.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The food bank engages its volunteers with individual and group oppertunities, at the main facility, local pantries, and collection sites, and at special events. They attempt to be innovative with their volunteer communications, and activities, while serving the community's food needs.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This service is great. As a volunteer you are always working, time is productive, you never sit and wait. We see the outcome of our time put in. Food is important to all and we see how is helps all our families. My husband and I both volunteer and will continue to do so.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have volunteered here in the past. The people at the Greater Pittsburgh Food Bank do everything they can to help serve the community. They are generous and respectful to all.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I try to volunteer at least once a month at the food bank's Produce to People (P2P) distribution. It is an amazing experience and it means so much to be able to connect with the individuals that you are helping to serve. It is an unbelieveavble feeling to know that you can have an impact on the community by volunteering with such a great organization. The staff is fantastic and the food bank is an invaluable resource in our community.

Sara77

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Our company volunteers once a year with the Food Bank and tries to be involved in the other community outreach programs they run. They are a 1st class organization and make a real difference in our city!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have had the great pleasure of voulnteering with this great organization. It's very moving to see the outpouring of support from the volunteers and to meet the people benefiting from the GPCFB's great work. I cannot wait to do more.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Great staff, easy to work along side! The Food Bank does so many wonderful things for the community. It's an honor to serve the people with this agency. - Alana D., Morningside

Erin43

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank is a spectacular organization to volunteer with, because they conduct many different engaging events connecting those in needs with the community.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Working with the Pittsburgh Food Bank staff has been one of the great experiences in my life. I retired wanting to do something with meaning in my life. I wanted to give back. But the surprise, there are so many doing more than I had ever imagined. I became the coordinator of a local food pantry with about 110 families, we have since, thru the help of the Pittsburgh Food Bank, grown to several hundred.
The help and support provided insured our success. The advise, continuous follow up through Sue Smith and Sherry Gilchrist and their staff have been instrumental in our growth and our service to so many in our community. We are so thankful each and every month that we can learn from their experts, we can continue to grow and give to our community the help they so desperately need, and we have a support system in place for every problem and need. I just cannot say "thank you, thank you, thank you" enough!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have given donations to the Food Bank over the years. However, this year for the first time I volunteered during their Fall Food Drive at a local Giant Eagle. I was amazed at how responsive people were to the human factor. I handed out pamphlets with suggested foods and asked people to make a donation. My granddaughter and I were there for about 4 hours. The response was overwhelming. Even the store employees were astonished at how generous people were. We filled about 5 grocery carts during those hours. I will do this each year from now on and will look for other opportunities to be that human face for the Food Bank.

Alison Jones

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I initially became familiar with the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank (and others in the local vicinity) through my occupation. I have volunteered, at times, with packaging and the Produce to People program. I have also attended an informational workshop at the facility which I found most helpful and useful. I think as change in the atmosphere of our society is constant; a program as such that provides a vital resource to individuals is of utmost value and importance. I do read the e-mails and participate in some of the activities, etc, when able.

Donor

Rating: 5

I don't have a sad story to tell. I am just one of many who donate to the Pittsburgh Food Bank because of all the wonderful things they do to help those in need. I have been very fortunate in my life and simply want to help those who have not been as lucky. I urge all those sitting down to a great family meal today to think about those who will not, then DONATE!

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Volunteer

Rating: 4

As a volunteer for the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank I am given the privilege of contributing to the community of mankind. It is an honor to assist the less fortunate and I am always humbled by the thankfulness shown. No one knows when misfortunate will strike and people need to know that the basic right of food should not be a worry or the loss of dignity. The Food Bank restores the dignity of a family by making sure parents are able to feed their children, helps students struggling with the cost of education feed themselves, and cares for the mentally challenged members of our society. I consider the Community Food Bank a necessity for a healthy community and a thriving society.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have participated in the monthly distribution of Produce to People and I am very impressed by the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank's commitment to the individuals it serves. Prior to each distribution event, the volunteer co-ordinator sets the tone by reminding us of who our customers are and the importance of making each and every customer feel welcome so that she or he will return. A returning customer means a household that is helped; a customer who feels unwelcome may result in a child or adult going hungry.

The events, from the volunteer side, are well organized and the volunteers are given explicit instructions about what is expected.

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Donor

Rating: 5

I donate fairly regularly to the food bank, and would like to take the next step and volunteer on some kind of regular basis. I was able to take part in a gleaning a few summers ago, where I helped to harvest fresh vegetables, and really loved the experience. For me, being able to go to more gleanings would be a really enjoyable way to make a tangible impact in my community, and a great way to get more involved in a purely physical aspect. It is one of my goals for the upcoming summer, and by writing a review I hope to make it become a reality.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I am aclient of one of the local pantries served by Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank and have had only positive experiences with it in the last 5 years that I have used it. I am also a volunteer at my local pantry for the last 3 years. The food I receive is good and nutricious and goes a long way in extending my food budget. Every volunteer and employee I've met has been wonderful and extremely helpful.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

As a former intern of the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank, I cannot say enough good things about what goes on behind and beyond their walls. The individuals of this organization are not simply employees by the Food Bank but they embody a the mission to further the community through their efforts to eradicate hunger. The management is outstanding and because of such superb leadership, the Food Bank is able to efficiently and effectively work to bring about change in the community. This is an organization that loves and serves like a nonprofit but has the efficiency and success rate of a fortune 500 company. The Food Bank is without a doubt the most meaningful nonprofit I have ever had the pleasure of interacting with.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

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.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been volunteering every other Friday in the repack center of the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank for over 7 years. The employees and volunteers who work there do a fantasic job of sorting and boxing the many types of food that get donated there. Not only do I feel that I'm doing my small part for a very worthy cause, but I have made some wonderful friends there. I can honestly say that when I have left there after EVERY session over the past 7 years, I have ALWAYS felt better than when I walked in. I am proud to be associated with this wonderful organization and all of the dedicated people who work there.

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Donor

Rating: 5

As a donor I appreciate the Pittsburgh Food Bank's ability to funnel such a high percentage of donations to the community. The website is very easy to use to make a donation, find information or volunteer. I have attended several different Pittsburgh Food Bank events such as a wine dinner at Eleven, Empty Bowl and several events where there are canned food donations encouraged. They get the donation word out in so many imaginative ways. All this being said the MOST IMPORTANT aspect of the Pittsburgh Food Bank is the THOUGHTFUL and RESPECTFUL way they serve the community. Thank you to all who support, in any way, our food bank.

Donor

Rating: 5

As a donor I looked at organizations that would put the money I give to help the most in need. The Gr. Pittsburgh Community Food Bank is the best at what they do. In these hard times they are serving more with limited resources. People that never thought they would be in trouble are being helped. I trust since the CEO is retiring that the Gr. Pittsburgh Community Food Bank will find the best person that will be a dedicated to carrying out the mission.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I became aware of the amazing job The Greater Pittsburgh Community Bank does through volunteering. I have worked on the assembly line making boxes of food for seniors...THOUSANDS of boxes! They really have the system down pat and are benefitting so many hungry people in our area.
Way to Go!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have always been aware of the fine work done by the staff at The Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank, located in Duquesne, Pennsylvania. Instead of having a Christmas party at work one year, we opted to donate to the Food Bank& I handled the project. My New Year's resolution for 2011, was to be a volunteer. I participated in the Produce to People Progam @ the South Side Market House on 1/22/2011. I was totally amazed by the wonderful experience! I could not believe that on the coldest day of the winter, we were able to provide 20,000 lbs of food to 360 patrons in about two hours. All the food that was provided was a nutritious assortment of all the basic food groups. Some were canned goods, fresh vegetables, & frozen meat. A tasy, easy receipe was included that incorporated all the food items dispensed that day. The guests of the Food Bank were lovely, friendly individuals who braved the freezing weather to provide healthy food for themselves & their families. I was amazed by the variety of people; it was truly a microcosim of life, that passed through the doors that frigid January day. All of the volunteers were happy to be there participating in such a meaningful project. Our director was so acutely sensitive to the needs of everyone involved. He assured us tha it was imperative that we treat all of our guests with respect & courtsey. He never wanted anyone who was hungry not to come to the Food Bank because they felt they were poorly treated. Not to worry!! It was an upbeat, pleasant exchange between all the volunteers & our patrons. It was an amazingly happy experience for me. I truly felt honored to be a part of such a wonderful, life change program. I can't wait to return on 2/27/11.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

I have been a Board Member (and past Board President) for 16 years. Yet everyday I still find there are more things to learn and admire about the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank.

While I'm involved in many areas, my focus has been working with the Development Department on the Campaign to End Hunger. This campaign, now in its fifth year, has helped build awareness of hunger in our region and positioned GPCFB as a major part of the solution. One result has been a significant increase in donations at a time when those donations are so desperately needed.

No matter how great the need, I have found that the Food Bank is willing to do virtually anything to help those most vulnerable in our region. It has been a great source of pride to be part of that effort.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

My first experience as a volunteer at the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank was through a work training program for team work. I had never worked so hard and felt so good about it at the same time. I was amazed at the organization and how much food was needed in the area. I have since volunteered with my children, trying to spread to them the need to give time to help the community. My experience have always been positive, things were always organized well, so I felt my time was well spent.

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Donor

Rating: 5

It is absolutely amazing how well-run and organized the Pittsburgh Community Food Bank is. Our community is truly blessed to have such a wonderful organization.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Every month, I volunteer at two events where food is passed out to people who need it. I am struck by how much people in the area need the GPCFB's help. And, I am impressed by the efforts of the Food Bank and its volunteers to help.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Helping to repackage donated Cap'n Crunch cereal was my family's first experience of volunteering together at the Food Bank. It allowed us to begin the conversation about "to those who are given much, much is expected." I'm proud that my children took that message to heart.

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ccuff1101

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Hi,



I was one of the lucky people to have been pick to volunteer at the food bank and I love the whole experience. While loading boxes I was taken back at how many people came into the warehouse & gave up their time to help feed families that are in need. I had such a wonderful time there. I got to meet new people and I learn so much. I was really impress on how much food there was. I was proud to be an American knowing that we help stock those shelves for who ever was in need of a good meal.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

This is a fabulously well organized and thoughtfully run organization. Hungry people are well served through smart management practices put into place and executed by caring people. The need in our area is increasing and the Food Bank strives to keep up with demand with a variety of community outreach collections, ranks of sorting and repack volunteers and folks who take produce out to local sites for pick up.
The Saturday repack lines prepare family sized portions of whatever the Food Bank is able to purchase -- cereal, pasta, french fries, frozen ravioli, or pack boxes of mixed cereals, and paper products.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have lived in several states and have volunteered at food drives and other charitable events. When I moved back to the Pittsburgh area I looked for a organization to do volunteer work when I could. I chose the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank after seeing the large number of families and organizations they support. By far this Food Bank serves more families an organizations than any other place I have done volunteer work.

I have packaged food items for the inventory and have left the Food Bank feeling like I did something worthwhile. The staff at the Food Bank are very dedicated to their work and are always show their appreciation to volunteers.

I have recommend others to volunteer at the Greater Pittsburgh Food Bank

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Donor

Rating: 5

When I was in high school, I met with the PR director of the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank to write a report on public relations. Not only did I learn more about PR, learned about the wonderful work they do. I have a been a volunteer or donor ever since. I know that the majority of money donated to the food bank goes directly to support their work. I am also very impressed with the way they communicate with me and the ways they make the issue of hunger known in the community. I am very proud to support this organization.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am a member of the St. Philip Conference for the Society of St. Vincent de Paul - Council of Pittsburgh. We operate a local food bank for the residents of Crafton. We provide food once a month for between 50 to 60 families. We are one of the few food banks that deliver directly to the people we are blessed to serve. Every month I literally see the vital difference that the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank helps us make in the lives of our clients. The unique collaboration among GPCFB & the St. Philip Conference of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul provides the most salient of gifts - Hope! The food GPCFB provides us enables us to help so many people of great need. I don't know what we and the people we serve would do without GPCFB.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

As a volunteer at the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank I am always awed not just by the number of people they help but by the resourcefulness and efficiency of the staff. It's rewarding to volunteer there because they are well prepared for the volunteer crew, provide clear instructions and the necessary materials, and have plenty for us to do. They educate volunteers about their programs and about the need for their services without being preachy. I am so confident that the Bank uses its resources wisely that I contribute money every month.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I work for a local Head Start Program and we often refer our families to the Greater Pittsburgh Food Bank. These are difficult times for many of our families and those with small children often doubly effected. Young children need nutritious food to develop and grow strong. Our families have experienced wonderful results from being working with the food bank. Our program often refers families to local food banks who receive their food supplies from the Greater Pittsburgh Food Bank. The Food Bank has a terrific reputation in the community and have expanded to reach many more counties. Their strength is in their ability to serve many communities and also the quality of the food products that the food bank receives from their resources. There are many of our families that would go hungry without the resources of the Greater Pittsburgh Food Bank.

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Donor

Rating: 5

I am a California transplant to Pittsburgh and have been donating to the Pittsburgh Community Food Bank for the last 3 years. I am very impressed with the fact that they are very organized and pro-active. I receive reminders when the need is anticipated to be higher than usual. It always nudges me to donate and is appreciated. I hope to find more ways to volunteer in the future and to get my grandchildren involved. They are a wonderful organization and I feel very deserving of your help.
Linda

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Donor

Rating: 5

My family and I contribute 5% of our monthly income to the food bank because we believe in their work and the positive impact it has on the community. I also have volunteered there and saw how well the distribution center is organized from managing volunteers, to collecting and packaging the food, to preparing it for transport.

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Advisor

Rating: 5

I did a graduate school project involving staff management and organizational culture at the Food Bank several years ago. Through that experience, I became very familiar with the internal workings of the organization. The staff are dedicated; the managers are committed to excellence. They have an amazing efficiency rating. And Joyce, the CEO, is perfect for the job. She is truly committed to using every single dollar received by the organization to help the hungry in Pittsburgh. I now serve as an advisory board member and have the opprotunity to continue to watch the organization stretch and grow. I donate frequently because I know that my donation goes further at the Food Bank than it would at most other nonprofits.

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