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
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.