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Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank

Duquesne, PA   |  www.pittsburghfoodbank.org

Mission

Mission: To leverage the power of community to achieve lasting solutions to hunger and its root causes. Vision: Communities where everyone has access to the food and resources they need to thrive. We are a proud partner of Feeding America.

Ruling year info

1982

President & CEO

Lisa Scales

Main address

1 N. Linden Street

Duquesne, PA 15110 USA

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EIN

25-1420599

NTEE code info

Emergency Assistance (Food, Clothing, Cash) (P60)

Food Banks, Food Pantries (K31)

Food Service, Free Food Distribution Programs (K30)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Food is a basic human need, yet every day thousands of our neighbors struggle to have enough food on their plates. In fact, 1 in 9 of our neighbors in southwestern PA is experiencing food insecurity. At Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank, we work to ensure that anyone who needs a healthy meal can get one.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Food Distribution to Network Partners

We source healthy food through our partnerships with Feeding America, government agencies, local retailers, food manufacturers, farms, and community donations. Food is sourced and delivered to our 125,000-square-foot warehouse facility in Duquesne, PA. We then store, pack and distribute meals to our 11-county service area in southwestern through our network of partners (food pantries, meal programs, and other social service partners) to get food to neighbors in need.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Children and youth
Economically disadvantaged people

We enroll individuals in SNAP and Food Bank programs, provide information and resource referrals and help people stabilize their lives to become more food secure. ​

We use empathy, compassion and active listening skills to take an individualized and collaborative approach with each individual with whom we speak. ​

We engage in outreach for SNAP. We also help individuals enroll in food assistance programs and connect individuals to accurate and timely information about resources that span beyond food in areas such as housing, transportation and employment throughout the Food Bank’s service area.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of meals served or provided

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

We’re about so much more than putting food boxes into people’s trunks. Our work is about all of us coming together to meet the needs of our neighbors where and when they need us.

We work with a network of 1,000+ partner agencies across the 11 counties we serve to not only make sure no one has to go hungry, but also to stabilize lives and confront issues of chronic hunger, poor nutrition and health.

And through our advocacy efforts, we have become a primary driver in comprehensive anti-hunger endeavors at the regional, statewide and national levels.

1. Expand access to food that nourishes people
We will...
- Identify and reduce gaps in food access across our service area with a focus on Black and rural populations that are disproportionately impacted by food insecurity.
- Increase the availability of nutritious food with an emphasis on culturally appropriate foods.
- Utilize federal food assistance programs to their fullest potential as an integral part of improving food security.
So that...
- People are in closer proximity to nutritious food where and how they need it.
- People in communities of unmet need receive food assistance.
- People who receive food assistance have a positive experience and feel welcomed.
- Access to services and nutritious food required to meet basic needs and foster long-term stability is available for people and communities.

2. Deepen partnerships and foster relationships
We will...
- Build and sustain the capacity of our network to deliver food and services required by our community.
- Strengthen collaborations in the pursuit of our mission.
- Identify and engage network partners who are willing to join the effort to address food insecurity of Black and rural populations.
So that...
- The Food Bank’s partner network is an effective place to collaborate and launch programs to create impact.
- Partner-led programs meet community needs.
- Network partners are familiar with Food Bank programs and work together in new ways to better serve the community.
- The Food Bank has the reputation and resources to sustain and further its mission.

3. Invest in organizational excellence
We will...
- Elevate the principles of equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) in every aspect of the organization and infuse those principles into our service to the community.
- Evaluate and enhance the Food Bank’s internal infrastructure and systems.
- Attract and retain high-quality talent with expertise and a passion for our vision and mission.
So that...
- The Food Bank is a strong, effective and sustainable organization able to respond to changing community needs.
- Staff feel heard and valued for their unique contributions and want to work and grow their careers at the Food Bank.
- The Food Bank puts equity at the core of our programs, services and organizational culture.
- The Food Bank has a culture of learning that allows staff members to increase their skills, apply learnings to their work and share their expertise with the Food Bank network and other organizations and groups.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank

Board of directors
as of 03/14/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Suzie Lachut

Eat'n Park Hospitality Group

Abass Kamara

Lobbyist

Regina Vercilla

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Mike Hamberg

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Bill Fuller

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Steve Carpenter

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Greg Zovko

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Jeremy Shapira

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Kenyokee Crowell

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Dan Swayze

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John McIntyre

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Neil Lanasa

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Lauren Townsend

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Minni Gopal

Retired, Columbia Pediatrics

Rachel Brecht

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Stacy Splitstone

UPMC

Aparna Brown

Community Member

Gary Mullholland

Community Member

Jared Sullivan

Sisterson & Company Group

John Unice

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Martin Shepherd

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Ondrea Burton

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Rebecca Haywood

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Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 3/14/2023

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

No data

Transgender Identity

No data

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data