My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank, Duquesne, PA, USA
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.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
increased donations to meet the needs of many individuals needing help for the first time in their lives due to the effects of the recent recession.
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
With a wonderful staff in place and highly effective programs, there is really nothing I would change. However, after 30 years of outstanding leadership, CEO Joyce Rothermel, will soon be retiring. I'm glad to have the opportunity to serve on the CEO Transition Committee to insure that the new CEO continues the work of the organization.