Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank began its operations in June 1980, originally located in Pittsburgh’s Hill District. In 2000, the Food Bank opened the doors on its facility in Duquesne, which remains the headquarters of its operations today. The Food Bank distributes food for 42 million meals annually across 11 counties in Southwestern Pennsylvania through a network of more than 1,000 agencies, partners and programs. The many food assistance programs in the network include: drive-up and walk-in distributions (many of which include partners sharing information to participants on everything from employment resources to healthcare options to utility assistance), SNAP, food pantries including The Market (the Food Bank’s new onsite food pantry), on-site food programs, backpack and school pantry programs, afterschool meal programs, the Summer Youth Café, and Senior Boxes.
WHAT WE OFFER
The Food Bank’s Call Center is the front-line entry point for anyone calling the Food Bank for assistance. Staff are trained to listen to callers’ needs and connect them to food resources, and resources beyond food that will help impact their lives, such as employment, financial wellness, and utility assistance. In fiscal year 2022, the Call Center received more than 16,000 calls.
The Food Bank’s website is www.pittsburghfoodbank.org. And some of the resources beyond food, including employment resources, that the Call Center connects people to are listed on our website here: https://pittsburghfoodbank.org/what-we-do/individuals-families/snap-and-life-stabilization-resources/life-stabilization-resources/.
If anyone is in need of assistance, they can call the Food Bank’s Call Center Team at 412-460-3663 x655. If an organization would like to partner with the Food Bank, has questions, or just wants to learn more, they can fill out our partnership form found here: https://pittsburghfoodbank.org/get-involved/program-partnership/.