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Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank

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Causes: 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. 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

Community Stories

9 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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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.

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!

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.

Review from Guidestar

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.

Review from Guidestar

General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

For several years, our Highmark sales team has volunteered to pack food as an annual team building exercise. (Packing frozen pierogies was my favorite exercise!) It's hard work, and at the end of the day we were exhausted. What was disturbing was learning that the sources of food supplies have steadily diminished over the years. Seeing shelves that were partially empty was a frightening sight, especially in this economic climate. While more and more people rely on the food bank, less and less is available for them. It's a sad comment for the richest country in the world.

Review from Guidestar

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank does absolutely wonderful work. Through a volunteer experience we had the opportunity to give to this organization and I just wanted to share what wonderful work they do and how proud we are to have them as part of the community.

Review from Guidestar

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

As a past recruiter of nonprofit internships, I worked with several staff members at the Food Bank in developing position descriptions, outlining expectations and maintaining our partnership. Not only were these staff members some of the most professional and hard-working individuals I have met, but they all shared a deep passion for their mission. Furthermore, the young people we placed at the Food Bank were generously supported throughout their experience. In my opinion, the GPCFB is one of the most effective non-profits in our region.

4 sps1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

From my time at the Food Bank, I was incredibly impressed with the size and scope of their programs, from volunteer involvement to the amount of food they give away each year. The atmosphere was friendly and inviting, and staff were gracious and knowledgeable.