Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank’s mission is to leverage the power of community to achieve lasting solutions to hunger and its root causes. Ending hunger takes us all working together —food pantries and meals programs, schools, volunteers, donors, grocery stores and regional distribution partners. Eliminating hunger is a community initiative. Last year, the Food Bank distributed enough food for 42 million meals, including more than 10 million pounds of fresh produce, through a network of more than 1,000 agencies, partners and programs across an 11-county service area known as the three rivers region.
Through new and unique collaborations among service providers, including streamlined referrals and co-location opportunities, more people in Southwestern PA can lead healthy, productive lives. Through the Community Connections department at the Food Bank, partnerships are being expanded with social service providers and other community organizations in areas beyond food. These collaborations will enable the Food Bank to serve individuals in a more comprehensive way throughout the three rivers region and work to make sure that folks are not only food secure today, but for years to come.