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Dear Friends,
Thank you so much for requesting information about how to organize a Food or Funds event to support Greater
Pittsburgh Community Food Bank. Every day, thousands of our neighbors continue to struggle to feed their families and
with your help, we can make their lives a little easier.
The Food Bank provides food assistance to over 120,000 individuals each month through a network of agencies such as
food pantries, after-school programs, soup kitchens, and shelters. Your donations will go directly to help feed those
individuals.
If you are planning to organize a food drive, we have included a list of our “Most Wanted Items.” If you prefer to collect
monetary donations on our behalf, we would like you to know that through our wholesale purchase program, the Food
Bank can purchase $5 worth of food and grocery items for every $1 contributed. Checks can be made payable to Greater
Pittsburgh Community Food Bank, with the memo line marked ‘Food Drive’.
If you are looking for a way to take your office/community food drive to new heights and boost participation, you can also
host a Virtual Food Drive which the Food Bank can customize with your company logo or your name.
The Virtual Food Drive is offered to groups with 200 or more participants. For more information or to have a virtual food
drive developed for your event, please contact Zachary at 412.460.3663 x 231 [email protected] .
If you have any questions about organizing a food drive, please call me at (412) 460-3663, Ext. 209, or feel free to email
me at [email protected]
Sincerely,
Patty Van Dillen
Special Event and Food Drive Coordinator
Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank
One North Linden Street • Duquesne, PA 15110 • (412) 460-3663 • Fax: (412) 460-0418
Reach us on the Internet at www.pittsburghfoodbank.org
1. Cereal (Low Sugar, High
Fiber)
2. Tuna or Salmon
(Packed in Water)
3. Fruit (Packed in 100% Juice
or Water
4. Canned Beans (Black,
Garbanzo, etc)
5. Peanut Butter
6. Hand Soap/Toiletries
7. Toilet/Facial Tissue
8. Laundry Detergent
9. Diapers (Infant & Adult)
10. Canned Vegetables
(No or Low Sodium)
Food Drives are a powerful way to
contribute to Greater Pittsburgh
Community Food Bank’s mission
to end hunger. Not only for drives
produce critical food for our hungry
neighbors in need (a total of 475,000
pounds of food and non-food products, calued at $802,817 were collected last fiscal year), but they also serve
as a catalyst that brings the issue of
hunger to the forefront, providing
immeasurable value to our mission.
Children begin to discuss the issue
in the classroom, food insecurity
becomes a topic that colleagues talk
about at lunch, there is a ripple effect. The more our story of hunger is
heard and people understand how
easy it is to take action, the closer we
get to solving the problem.
THANK YOU
FOR TAKING ACTION!
For more information, visit:
www.pittsburghfoodbank.org
or contact Patty Van Dillen at:
412-460-3663 ext. 209
[email protected]
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Cereal, Suzie
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For her ability to feed 1 in 5
food insecure children.
REWARD:
380,000 food insecure southwestern
Pennsylvanians will go to bed full.
A Food Drive Kit
to help you catch the 10 most
wanted items to end hunger in
southwestern Pennsylvania
CONTACT THE
FOOD BANK
1. Go online and register to host a
food/funds drive, as well as to read and
sign our Third Party Agreement, at:
www.gpfcb.org/FoodFundsReg
4. The success of your drive depends on
your ability to market the cause to your
network. Motivate them to participate,
inspire action! Explore ways to get the
word out through newsletters, social media, signage and more!
To schedule a drop-off time,
email [email protected]
or call 412-4603663 x209
No computer access?
Call our Food Drive Coordinator (contact on brochure back) to get started!
• Take your donations to one of our
local or regional donation centers!
To ensure acurrate, real-time information, a list of participating drop-off
locations can be found online at:
www.gpcfb.org/dropoff
PLANNING FOR SUCCESS
2. Will you be collecting food, funds or
both? Choose dates and collection sites
for your event.
a company, classroom, etc. competition!
Aim for 100% participation. If you plan
on having a kick-off event, contact us to
request a Food Bank Speaker!
Our Volunteer Team can help you
schedule the visit!
email [email protected]
or call (412) 460-3663 ext. 301
• Drop off your donation at the Food
Bank during regular operating hours:
Monday through Friday, 8am-3pm.
Once this has been completed, a Food
Bank representative will contact you to
answer any questions you may have and
provide the support you need to host a
successful drive.
3. Set a goal; create a theme; or make it
• Bring your donations, and fellow contributors, to the Food Bank for a tour or
volunteer experience.
5. Drop off your Donations!
There are several ways to get your donations to the Food Bank.
Consider one of the following options:
GOOD LUCK AND PLEASE
DON’T HESITATE TO
CONTACT
WITH QUESTIONS!
MOST WANTED
Food Drive Items
Shopping List
Cereal (Low Sugar, High
Fiber)
MOST WANTED
Food Drive Items
Shopping List
MOST WANTED
Food Drive Items
Shopping List
Cereal (Low Sugar, High
Cereal (Low Sugar, High
Fiber)
Fiber)
Tuna or Salmon (Packed
Tuna or Salmon (Packed
in Water)
Fruit (Packed in 100% Juice
or Water
Canned Beans (Black,
Garbanzo, etc)
in Water)
Fruit (Packed in 100% Juice
or Water
Canned Beans (Black,
Garbanzo, etc)
in Water)
Fruit (Packed in 100% Juice
or Water
Canned Beans (Black,
Garbanzo, etc)
Hand Soap/Toiletries
Hand Soap/Toiletries
Hand Soap/Toiletries
Toilet/Facial Tissue
Toilet/Facial Tissue
Toilet/Facial Tissue
Laundry Detergent
Laundry Detergent
Laundry Detergent
Diapers (Infant & Adult)
Diapers (Infant & Adult)
Diapers (Infant & Adult)
Canned Vegetables (No
Canned Vegetables (No
Canned Vegetables (No
or Low Sodium)
or Low Sodium)
Tuna or Salmon (Packed
Peanut Butter
or Low Sodium)
Peanut Butter
Peanut Butter
Non-Perishables Only
Non-Perishables Only
Non-Perishables Only
NO GLASS PLEASE
NO GLASS PLEASE
NO GLASS PLEASE
www.pittsburghfoodbank.org 412-460-FOOD
www.pittsburghfoodbank.org 412-460-FOOD
www.pittsburghfoodbank.org 412-460-FOOD
ENDING HUNGER...
WITH YOU!
Food Drive to benefit:
greater pittsburgh community food bank
When:
MOST WANTED
Food Drive Items
Shopping List
Cereal (Low Sugar, High
Fiber)
Tuna or Salmon (Packed
Where:
in Water)
Fruit (Packed in 100% Juice
or Water
Canned Beans (Black,
Garbanzo, etc)
Peanut Butter
Hand Soap/Toiletries
Toilet/Facial Tissue
Laundry Detergent
Diapers (Infant & Adult)
Canned Vegetables (No
or Low Sodium)
Non-Perishables Only
NO GLASS PLEASE
www.pittsburghfoodbank.org (412) 460-FOOD
Food Drive FAQ’s
I want to host a food/fund drive. How do I get started?
Visit our website and be sure to fill out the Food/Fund Drive registration form and agree to our
‘Third Party Event Agreement’. These steps are necessary for the Food Bank to provide you with
the most adequate support. Once the documents are submitted, a Food Bank staff member will
be in touch with you within 3 business days to ensure that you have everything needed to have
a successful event. Be sure to download our ‘Food Drive Kit’.
Will Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank pick up my food collection? Please understand
the Food Bank has very limited resources, especially when it comes to transportation. We
encourage all food drive participants to incorporate a ‘food drive drop-off’ as part of their
donation. We welcome your team to combine your food drive delivery with a tour of our facility
or a volunteer activity. If that is not possible, please review our extensive list of drop off
locations and identify a site near you. We are more than happy to talk with you about the
various delivery options for your drive, please contact us if you have any questions!
Does the Food Bank have collection bins or boxes for us to use?
We encourage our supporters to use their own boxes to collect food drive items. If you do not
have access to cardboard boxes, grocery and retail stores are usually more than happy to
provide you with extra boxes they have on hand. Xerox boxes also work well for food collection.
We do provide branded signage in our Food Drive Kit that you can download and place on your
boxes.
Can I use the Food Bank logo on my promotional materials? Sure! First you must fill out the
online Food/Fund Drive registration form and sign and return our ‘Third Party Event
Agreement’. The Food Bank must provide you with our official logo and approve all signage
used to promote your event.
One North Linden Street • Duquesne, PA 15110 • (412) 460-3663 • Fax: (412) 460-0418
Reach us on the Internet at www.pittsburghfoodbank.org
HOW GREATER PITTSBURGH COMMUNITY FOOD BANK WORKS.
WORKS
FOOD SOURCES
Growers
Government
Food Preparers
Manufacturers
Retailers
Shippers
Packers
Food Brokers
Food Drives
FOOD BANK
MEMBER AGENCIES
Partner
Distribution
Organizations
Food
Pantries
Shelters
PDO Member
Agencies
After School
Programs
Soup
Kitchens
Public Housing
Communities
PEOPLE IN NEED
Senior
Centers
Produce to
People
The Impact of
Greater Pittsburgh
Community Food
Bank
The Impact of
Food & Nutrition
Programs in
Southwestern PA
The Numbers
Food Insecure Population: 314,840 Food Insecurity Rate: Together with partner agencies, the State Food Purchase
12.9% Food Bank serves 11 southwestern Program
Pennsylvania counties. A state funded program administered Food Insecure Children: by the PA Department of Agriculture. 89,250  The Food Bank and its partners Income eligibility: below 150% of  served 101,637 people throughout poverty level.  the 11‐county service area in Child Food Insecurity Rate:  September 2013. Out of those who 18.1%  received food assistance, 11,897 $2,922,606 was allocated to the 11  individuals were first‐time recipients, counties in the Food Bank’s service Population in Poverty: area in fiscal year 2011‐12. This  meaning they had never received  emergency food assistance during 308,963 helped feed 125,219 households, 

which included 88,834 children and the previous twelve months. 

42,800 seniors.* 
Poverty Rate: 

13.1% 
The total allocation for the counties In fiscal year 2012 ‐ 2013, 
within the Food Bank’s service area for  28.8 million pounds of food were fiscal year 2013‐14 is $3,019,840.04. Children under 18 in Poverty:  distributed to individuals by the 88,532  Food Bank and its partners  throughout the service area. The Emergency Food
 Of the total pounds distributed, Under 18 Poverty Rate: Assistance Program
8,359,636 pounds were government (TEFAP)

18.6% commodities, 12,694,640 pounds were donated, and 7,790,351 pounds A federally funded program  were purchased. Seniors over 65 in Poverty: administered by the PA Department  of Agriculture. Income eligibility: below 33,264 
150% of poverty level.  Over 65 Poverty Rate:  7,031 volunteers contributed 63,031 hours of their time to the Food Bank The Food Bank and its partners 8.2% last year. These combined volunteer distributed over 5,241,648 pounds of hours equal the work of 32 full‐time government commodities through Unemployment Rate (July ‘13): employees. TEFAP in fiscal year 2012‐13. 7.2% 

Supplemental Nutrition
Assistance Program
(SNAP / Food Stamps)
National School Lunch
& Breakfast Programs
A federally funded entitlement A federally funded entitlement program program administered by the PA administered by the PA Department of Department of Education. Income eligibility: below 130% of poverty level Public Welfare. Income eligibility: for free meals and 185% for reduced‐
below 160% of poverty level or below price meals. 200% of poverty level for households with individuals over age 60 or with a disability. A total of 17,519,461 free or reduced‐ price lunches were served in fiscal 333,101 individuals in the Food Bank’s year 2011‐12. Approximately 96,479 service area received SNAP benefits in children participated in the program each day. Only 45,873 of those October 2013. children received free or reduced‐
price breakfast each day. In fiscal year 2012‐13, $486,171,386 in SNAP benefits were redeemed at Summer Food Service
1,792 SNAP‐authorized stores. For Program
every $5.00 in new SNAP benefits distributed, as much as $9.00 in A federally funded entitlement economic activity is generated. program administered by the PA Department of Education. Income eligibility depends on type of site. 70 sponsors served a total of 901,912 Commodity Supplemental
meals and snacks over the course of Food Program (CSFP)
the summer of 2013 in the Food Bank’s service area. Approximately A federally funded program 17,258 children participated in the administered by the PA Department program each day. of Agriculture. Hunger‐Free Pennsylvania partners with the Food Bank and other community partners to Child & Adult Care Food
distribute the boxes. Income eligibility: Program (CACFP)
seniors below 130% of poverty level. A federally funded entitlement program administered by the PA Department of Education. Income Approximately 9,170 low‐income eligibility depends on type of site. seniors throughout the Food Bank’s service area received a monthly box of In fiscal year 2011‐12, 1,015 sites nutritious food in 2013. served a total of 9,215,417 meals and snacks throughout the Food Bank’s service area. *Duplication may be possible. Special Supplemental Food
Program for Women, Infants
& Children (WIC)
A federally funded program administered by the PA Department of Health. Income eligibility: women and children under age 5 below 185% of poverty level. In fiscal year 2011‐12, approximately 37,947 women, infants and children participated in WIC each month. In the same year, $71,449,963.91 in WIC benefits were redeemed at 243 WIC‐authorized stores. Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank 1 North Linden Street Duquesne, PA 15110 412‐460‐3663 www.pittsburghfoodbank.org Revised December 2013 Farmers’ Market Nutrition
Program
A federal and state funded program administered by the PA Department of Agriculture. Income eligibility: WIC participants or seniors below 185% of poverty level. In 2012, vouchers worth $20 were used by approximately 13,229 WIC participants and 37,971 seniors at authorized farm stands and markets. Congregate & HomeDelivered Meals
Federal and state funded programs administered by the PA Department of Aging. County Area Agencies on Aging (AAA) administer these programs. Eligibility is based on age or in‐home assessments by AAA. A total of 961,569 congregate meals and 1,273,705 home delivered meals were served to 34,281 seniors* during fiscal year 2011‐12.