We are one week away from our FoodDrive2011!
We hope you will join us in collecting food for this good cause!
Please join us for our annual Let's Give Back event! This year we are partnering with mom, Joy, to gather items to donate to the Greater Pgh Food Bank.
We will be collecting food at our Nov. 16th playdate, however, you can also drop off your items (at various locations) any time during the month of November! See all details for our playdate here.
FEEDING FAMILIES THIS FALL
Today, 1 in 6 Americans is facing hunger. Our nation’s food banks – once an emergency resource for short-term need – are now the principal source of food for millions of hungry families, children, students and elderly.
In Pennsylvania, more than half a million children face food insecurity. To see what the rates are where you live (through an impressive interactive map), click here. Luckily, there are about a zillion ways you can help. Please choose one or more and help feed hungry families this fall.
To Donate Food:
Are you local to Pgh? Help us reach our goal of 100 lbs of food!
•We will be accepting donations of food at our (Joy & Brian's) house now through November 12.
•We are also planning a food collection at the Nov. 16 Momtourage playdate - Friendship/Bloomfield neighborhood
•CMU staff is also doing a food drive; locations are throughout campus,
•or you can drop food off at Queenie's office (NSH 4615) and we'll pick it up.
•You can also take items directly to the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank at 1 North Linden Street, Duquesne, PA 15110
•or to any of their year-round drop-off locations.
Most-needed items are: Cereal (high fiber, low sugar), Tuna and/or Canned Salmon (packed in water), Fruit or Vegetable Juice (100%, any size) Canned Beans (kidney, black, navy), Canned Vegetables, Peanut Butter (15 or 18 oz), Canned fruit, Toilet or Facial Tissue, Laundry Detergent, Diapers (baby & adult). Non-perishable items only ~~~ PLEASE NO GLASS ITEMS .
To Donate Money:
Don't have time to get to the store or a drop-off point? Give money instead.
•You can donate to the Greater Pgh Food Bank here.
•or use their virtual food drive and purchase specific items without leaving the comfort of your chair or the comforting glow of your screen. •You can also donate to Feeding America, a national network of food assistance programs,
•or use their locator and find the donation info for the food bank nearest you (expats look here).
Even if you don't live in Pittsburgh, you can still join with us in donating items to your local food bank!
100 LBS. OF FOOD..............READY, SET, GET!!!!!!!!!!!!