All of our neighbors deserve nutritious food to lead healthy lives.
The Grow Share Thrive campaign will expand access to more nutritious food for more families in more places, with a focus on those with the highest needs.
The Jack Buncher Foundation has pledged $500,000 so that every $10 you give unlocks an additional $5 to help even more children, families, and seniors facing hunger.
This video takes you on a journey from where we started, to where we are today and where we need to be tomorrow to ensure ALL our neighbors have enough to eat.
“We run out of food stamps about halfway through the month. At the Food Bank, we know we’re going to have at least fresh fruits and stuff you can’t really get with food stamps. We can’t afford the healthy, good stuff.” – KELLY
Neighbors in Need
In southwestern Pennsylvania, 1 in 9 of our neighbors does not have enough food to be healthy and thrive.
That means more than 260,000 people – including more than 70,000 children – experience food insecurity on a regular basis. Experts anticipate that food insecurity may increase up to 5 percentage points due to the effects of COVID-19. And now, with even more individuals and families facing an uncertain future, many are coming to the Food Bank for the first time.
Source: Feeding America, 2018 food insecurity rate
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With your help, Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank will improve the health, wellness, and quality of life of our neighbors.
Stepping Up to the Challenge
Together with our partners, we will work to end hunger and its root causes across our region.
Become more responsive, delivering more services when and where people need them.
Expand equitable access to fresh produce and other nutritious foods.
Move beyond food to help individuals and families access the social and health services needed to get back on their feet.
Invest in technology and systems to better understand racial and social inequality.
From 2016 to 2020, the number of meals distributed by Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank increased by 8.4 million. Thanks to Grow Share Thrive, distribution will increase another 8.2 million meals by 2025.
Source: Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank
“A lot of working families are in need. A lot of elderly people. A lot of veterans. And people that maybe are working that have circumstances beyond their control. It’s not hard to get behind.” – LEE ANN, COMMUNITY PARTNER
Improve and expand our facility by 30,000 square feet
Increase overall distribution of food by 66%
Boost fresh fruits and vegetables to 50% of all food we distribute
Broaden community support and engagement
Extend our network of community partners
Support our partners to better serve the community
Prioritize convenient access to food
Expand current programs to new locations
Promote independence and choice
Offer recipes and classes on healthy cooking
Provide more outreach and referrals to critical services
Your Gift Can Go Further
Thanks to the Jack Buncher Foundation every $10 you give unlocks an additional $5 to help even more neighbors facing hunger.
Leadership Investors $250k+
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Tom Wolf, Governor
Department of Community and Economic Development, Commonwealth Financing Authority and Redevelopment Authority of Allegheny County
Eden Hall Foundation
Hilda M. Willis Foundation
Jack Buncher Foundation
Jefferson Regional Foundation
PNC Bank Rural Development Partners
Richard King Mellon Foundation
UPMC and UPMC Health Plan