Donating to your local food bank is always a good idea, but before you go digging in your pantry for some canned goods, know what would help most. What soup kitchens and food pantries need most isn’t more groceries, it’s your cold, hard cash.
While your boxes of stuffing are appreciated, according to Feeding America, a nationwide network of food banks, they can stretch each donated dollar to cover 10 meals. And they can use your cash to buy fresh produce, baby food, or nutritional shakes for seniors, or anything else that’s needed most in the community they serve.
Of course, food drives are still helpful and those donations will go to good use. But if you really want to help the food banks out, click “donate” on their website.
For one in seven in Pittsburghers, having enough to eat is a daily challenge. Next Tuesday is Giving Tuesday the world’s biggest charitable holiday.
You can help locally by giving to Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank to help ensure everyone in our community has the nutritious food they need—every day.
Your generous gift now will be matched dollar-for-dollar to double in impact. You’ll provide twice the meals and hope to people facing hunger in southwestern Pennsylvania this holiday season.
Please donate online at Pittsburgh food bank.org by midnight on Tuesday