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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

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3 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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.


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.

Board Member

Rating: 5

I have been associated with the Foodbank for over 20 years as Advisor, Board member and past President. I first joined the Board to represent the company I worked for but after I retired I elected to remain on the board because I believe in the Foodbank mission so strongly. In my opinion no nonprofit is better run or more committed to their mission

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