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Jul 25, 2015 - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: “East Liberty Back2School event to give kids in need a hand with clothes”

JF&CS's Squirrel Hill Community Food Pantry is helping to connect clients with NCJW's Back2School Store project.

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Jul 1, 2015 - WHIRL Magazine (June 2014): Volunteer Guide

JF&CS's AgeWell Rides senior transportation program is in need of volunteers.

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Jun 18, 2015 - The Jewish Chronicle: Photo (Howard Levin Clubhouse volunteers)

Volunteers from the Howard Levin Clubhouse helped stock shelves and pack produce at JF&CS's Squirrel Hill Community Food Pantry.

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Jun 4, 2015 - The Jewish Chronicle: Metro Briefs (The Art of Food)

The Art of Food, presented by the Squirrel Hill Center for Rehabilitation and Healing, will benefit the Squirrel Hill Community Food Pantry.

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Oct 21, 2014 - Squirrel Hill Magazine (Fall 2014): "A Tribute to Hope"

JF&CS's Squirrel Hill Community Food Pantry revealed a new Tribute Wall in July, a creation of internationally-known local artist James Simon, to honor donors and inspire hope in the hearts of those who rely on the Pantry for assistance.

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Oct 21, 2014 - Squirrel Hill Magazine (Fall 2014): "Feed Your Neighbor"

Many volunteer opportunities are available for community members at the Squirrel Hill Community Food Pantry.

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Oct 13, 2014 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: City Calendar 10/13/14

An upcoming concert featuring the East Winds Symphonic Band will benefit the Squirrel Hill Community Food Pantry.

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Oct 9, 2014 - The Jewish Chronicle: Metro Briefs (East Winds Symphonic Band benefit)

The East Winds Symphonic Band will hold a concert benefiting the Squirrel Hill Community Food Pantry.

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Oct 5, 2014 - Pittsburgh Tribune Review: “Some Western Pennsylvania teens start giving back while still growing up”

Teens in the community are making a difference through volunteer work for causes like the Squirrel Hill Community Food Pantry.

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Oct 2, 2014 - The Jewish Chronicle: “Slow cookers make quick help for Food Pantry clientele”

A longtime supporter and donor recently provided 300 crockpots for families at JF&CS's Squirrel Hill Community Food Pantry to ensure clients have the ability to create easy, healthy meals with Pantry ingredients.

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Oct 1, 2014 - WHIRL Magazine (October 2014): “Mural, Mural on the Wall”

JF&CS's Squirrel Hill Community Food Pantry revealed a new Tribute Wall in July, a creation of internationally-known local artist James Simon, to honor donors and inspire hope in the hearts of those who rely on the Pantry for assistance.

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Oct 1, 2014 - Shady Ave (Fall 2014): “Sparkling Mural Livens Pantry, Honors Supporters”

JF&CS's Squirrel Hill Community Food Pantry revealed a new Tribute Wall in July, a creation of internationally-known local artist James Simon, to honor donors and inspire hope in the hearts of those who rely on the Pantry for assistance.

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Sep 26, 2014 - WPXI-TV (Channel 11): “Proud to be from Pittsburgh”

A longtime supporter and donor recently provided 300 crockpots for families at JF&CS's Squirrel Hill Community Food Pantry to ensure clients have the ability to create easy, healthy meals with Pantry ingredients.

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Sep 25, 2014 - The Jewish Chronicle: “Job Well Done” (Photo)

JF&CS's Squirrel Hill Community Food Pantry received freshly-baked challahs for clients, made by volunteers from the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh.

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Sep 25, 2014 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: “The gift of 300 slow cookers”

A longtime supporter and donor recently provided 300 crockpots for families at JF&CS's Squirrel Hill Community Food Pantry to ensure clients have the ability to create easy, healthy meals with Pantry ingredients.

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Sep 22, 2014 - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: “Squirrel Hill pantry volunteer's donation eases struggles for families”

A longtime supporter and donor recently provided 300 crockpots for families at the Squirrel Hill Community Food Pantry to ensure clients have the ability to create easy, healthy meals with Pantry ingredients.

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Sep 18, 2014 - The Jewish Chronicle: Metro Briefs (Annual High Holiday Food Drive)

JF&CS's Squirrel Hill Community Food Pantry is holding their Annual High Holiday Food Drive in order to provide traditional holiday food items for clients during the High Holidays.

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Sep 10, 2014 - Pop City: “Squirrel Hill Community Food Pantry celebrates successful garden harvest”

The Squirrel Hill Community Food Pantry, Repair the World: Pittsburgh and NCJW recently partnered on a new urban garden initiative to bring fresh produce to food pantry clients.

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Sep 6, 2014 - WCRT (88.3-FM): “Saturday Light Brigade”

Matthew Bolton, director of the Squirrel Hill Community Food Pantry, joined Saturday Light Brigade to discuss SHCFP's new urban garden initiative.

Sep 3, 2014 - New Pittsburgh Courier: “The Dignity & Respect Champion for August is…Kathleen Horner”

A Squirrel Hill Community Food Pantry volunteer is recognized as the Dignity & Respect Champion for August.

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Sep 2, 2014 - PATCH.com: “New urban garden in Squirrel Hill provides fresh produce for food pantry clients”

JF&CS's Squirrel Hill Community Food Pantry, Repair the World: Pittsburgh and NCJW recently partnered on a new urban garden initiative to bring fresh produce to food pantry clients.

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Aug 28, 2014 - The Jewish Chronicle: Metro Briefs (Challah bake for SHCFP)

The Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh is organizing volunteers to bake High Holiday challahs for clients at JF&CS’s Squirrel Hill Community Food Pantry.

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Aug 14, 2014 - The Jewish Chronicle: “Thanks to NCJW’s backyard, the Squirrel Hill Produce to Pantry Volunteer Garden is a growing success”

The Squirrel Hill Produce to Pantry Volunteer Garden, a project of the Squirrel Hill Community Food Pantry, Repair the World: Pittsburgh and NCJW, Pittsburgh Section, is a growing success.

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Jul 31, 2014 - The Jewish Chronicle: "For a Great Cause" (Photo)

JF&CS's Squirrel Hill Community Food Pantry recently revealed a new Tribute Wall, a creation of internationally known local artist James Simon, to honor donors and inspire hope in the hearts of those who rely on the Pantry for assistance.

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Jul 23, 2014 - UrbanMediaToday.com: “Squirrel Hill Food Pantry Unveils Mosaics in Tribute to Donors, Volunteers, Clients”

JF&CS's Squirrel Hill Community Food Pantry recently revealed a new Tribute Wall, a creation of internationally known local artist James Simon, to honor donors and inspire hope in the hearts of those who rely on the Pantry for assistance.

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Jul 17, 2014 - The Jewish Chronicle: Metro Briefs (Tribute Wall Open House)

The Squirrel Hill Community Food Pantry will reveal a new tribute wall on July 20th, created by local artist James Simon.

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Jul 16, 2014 - Pittsburgh City Paper: The Big List (Tribute Wall Open House)

The Squirrel Hill Community Food Pantry will reveal a new tribute wall on July 20th, created by local artist James Simon.

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Jul 10, 2014 - The Jewish Chronicle: Metro Briefs (SHCFP Food of the Month)

The food of the month at the Squirrel Hill Community Food Pantry is canned fruit.

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Jul 3, 2014 - The Jewish Chronicle: “New mural’s message makes Squirrel Hill Food Pantry even more appetizing”

JF&CS's Squirrel Hill Community Food Pantry will reveal a new tribute wall on July 20th, created by local artist James Simon. The tribute wall is intended to honor the donors who have supported the Pantry's work over the years and inspire hope in the hearts of clients and volunteers.

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May 30, 2014 - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: “For some, Jewishness is part of many things, big and small”

Many young philanthropists mix good deeds with financial contributions to causes like the Squirrel Hill Community Food Pantry.

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May 30, 2014 - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: “Navy Week brings sailors on shore in Pittsburgh”

During Navy Week, hometown sailors will volunteer with nonprofits throughout the county, including the Squirrel Hill Community Food Pantry.

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May 29, 2014 - The Jewish Chronicle: "A Perfect Fit" (photo)

Joel and Justin Sigal, owners of Littles Shoes in Squirrel Hill, donated several hundred pairs of shoes for clients of the Squirrel Hill Community Food Pantry.

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May 22, 2014 - The Jewish Chronicle: Correction

In the May 15th Jewish Chronicle, the Community page caption on the picture of Matthew Bolton and Kristen Keller should have specified that Bolton is the director of the Squirrel Hill Community Food Pantry, not a volunteer.

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May 15, 2014 - The Jewish Chronicle: “Food Pantry” (photo)

JF&CS's Squirrel Hill Community Food Pantry recently held a volunteer recognition luncheon for Pantry volunteers in appreciation of their dedication to helping SHCFP fulfill its mission and serve clients throughout the community.

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May 10, 2014 - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: "Harsh winter stresses Western Pa. pantries"

The Squirrel Hill Community Food Pantry and other food pantries throughout the region are working to provide for more families facing economic struggles.

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May 5, 2014 - SHCFP Volunteer Newsletter -- May 2014

In this issue; Volunteer luncheon; Passover donations; National Volunteer Week and more!

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Apr 24, 2014 - The Jewish Chronicle: Metro Briefs (Volunteer luncheon)

The Squirrel Hill Community Food Pantry will hold a volunteer appreciation luncheon for Pantry volunteers on May 2nd.

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Apr 10, 2014 - The Jewish Chronicle: "Challah bake benefits Pantry" (Photo)

Volunteers from several Jewish organizations throughout Pittsburgh came together for a challah bake benefiting the Squirrel Hill Community Food Pantry.

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Apr 7, 2014 - SHCFP Volunteer Newsletter -- April 2014

In this issue; Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon on May 2nd; Preparing for Passover; Pet food donations and more!

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Mar 20, 2014 - The Jewish Chronicle: “‘Good deeding' quantified” (Letter to the Editor)

The Squirrel Hill Community Food Pantry was a site of the annual Good Deeds Day effort.

Mar 13, 2014 - The Jewish Chronicle: "Hundreds volunteer locally at second Day of Good Deeds here"

The Squirrel Hill Community Food Pantry is among the beneficiaries of the local Day of Good Deeds volunteer effort.

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Mar 6, 2014 - The Jewish Chronicle: “Pittsburgh Jews to take part in Good Deeds Day 2014”

The Squirrel Hill Community Food Pantry will be a site Good Deeds Day 2014, an international day of volunteering for Jewish Pittsburgh.

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Mar 6, 2014 - The Jewish Chronicle: Community Purim Calendar (Rodef Shalom food drive)

Rodef Shalom will collect food donations for the Squirrel Hill Community Food Pantry during Purim.

Mar 6, 2014 - The Jewish Chronicle: Community Purim Calendar (Beth Shalom food drive)

Beth Shalom will collect food donations for the Squirrel Hill Community Food Pantry during Purim.

Mar 4, 2014 - The Jewish Chronicle: Metro Briefs (Pantry donations)

Women's Philanthropy of the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh is celebrating Mother's Day by collecting "pampering" items to be donated to the Squirrel Hill Community Food Pantry.

Mar 4, 2014 - The Jewish Chronicle: Metro Briefs (Pantry donations) (1)

Women's Philanthropy of the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh is celebrating Mother's Day by collecting "pampering" items to be donated to JF&CS's Squirrel Hill Community Food Pantry.

Mar 3, 2014 - SHCFP Volunteer Newsletter -- March 2014

In this issue; Make a gift to the Food Pantry in lieu of Mishloach Manot; New options at the Food Pantry and more!

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Feb 27, 2014 - The Jewish Chronicle: Metro Briefs (Purim cards)

The Squirrel Hill Community Food Pantry is suggesting Purim cards in lieu of Mishloach Manot!

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Feb 6, 2014 - The Jewish Chronicle: Fundfest stories (Letter to the Editor)

The Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh's recent FundFest not only raised funds to make an impact in the community, but also connected those in need with services provided through the Squirrel Hill Community Food Pantry.

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Feb 3, 2014 - SHCFP Volunteer Newsletter -- February 2014

In this issue; Birthday Bags; Food deliveries to home-bound seniors and more!

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Jan 6, 2014 - SHCFP Volunteer Newsletter -- January 2014

In this issue: New Pantry Coordinator; SHCFP Urban Garden survey; Animal Friends and more!

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Jan 2, 2014 - The Jewish Chronicle: “Hundreds volunteer for Mitzvah Day projects”

JF&CS's Squirrel Hill Community Food Pantry is one of this year's Mitzvah Day volunteer sites.

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Dec 26, 2013 - The Jewish Chronicle: "Making a difference: This is not your mama's religious school"

JF&CS's Squirrel Hill Community Food Pantry is making a difference in the lives of young volunteers.

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Dec 20, 2013 - WTAE-TV: "Spirit of Christmas relfected in power of giving"

JF&CS's Squirrel Hill Community Food Pantry is among several organizations with volunteer opportunities this holiday season.

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Dec 12, 2013 - The Jewish Chronicle: Metro Briefs (SHCFP rolling library)

JF&CS's Squirrel Hill Community Food Pantry has a rolling library to provide free books for clients to take home.

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Dec 2, 2013 - SHCFP Volunteer Newsletter -- December 2013

In this issue: Volunteers; SNAP benefit cuts; High Holiday food drive success

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Nov 28, 2013 - The Jewish Chronicle: "Two stories share message of abundance and hope"

Rabbi Ron Symons of Temple Sinai reflects on Chanukah and community service through the Squirrel Hill Community Food Pantry.

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Nov 27, 2013 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: "The reach for help is longer this Thanksgiving"

Reductions in benefit programs are affecting individuals, families and social service agencies throughout the community.

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Nov 26, 2013 - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: "Homestead turkey giveaway means Thanksgiving for many"

The Squirrel Hill Community Food Pantry received turkeys through an effort coordinated by Sen. Jay Costa to help clients celebrate Thanksgiving.

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Nov 21, 2013 - The Jewish Chronicle: "Volunteer Center pairs service with Chanukah"

The Squirrel Hill Community Food Pantry will be one of the volunteer sites of the Volunteer Center of the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh.

Nov 21, 2013 - The Jewish Chronicle: "IllumiNER ExtraordiNER menorah ready for lighting"

The Agency for Jewish Learning's IllumiNER ExtraordiNER event will feature Pittsburgh's largest menorah, made out of canned goods to be donated to the Squirrel Hill Community Food Pantry.

Nov 21, 2013 - The Jewish Chronicle: "JCC releases 2013 Chanukah programming"

The South Hills-area JCC will collect donated gifts for the Squirrel Hill Community Food Pantry and the Agency for Jewish Learning's IllumiNER ExtraordiNER event will benefit SHCFP.

Nov 11, 2013 - SHCFP Volunteer Newsletter -- November 2013

In this Issue: SHCFP Volunteers - Ambassadors of our Mission; Food Stamp Benefit Cuts; High Holiday Food Drive and more

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Nov 1, 2013 - Shady Ave (Holiday 2013): "A Time to Give"

Jewish Family & Children's Service and the Squirrel Hill Community Food Pantry are among organizations that work to better the community, and benefits greatly from charitable giving during the holiday season.

Nov 1, 2013 - Whirl Magazine: Nonprofit Giving Guide (2013)

Jewish Family & Children's Service and the Squirrel Hill Community Food Pantry are featured in WHIRL Magazine's 2013 Giving Guide.

Oct 24, 2013 - The Jewish Chronicle: "Taking care of each other"

The Squirrel Hill Community Food Pantry serves 1,200 individuals annually who are struggling with food insecurity, and welcomes collaboration with organizations seeking to eliminate the burden of hunger.

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Oct 10, 2013 - The Jewish Chronicle: Metro Briefs (Benefit concert)

East Winds Symphonic Band will hold a concert to benefit Squirrel Hill Food Pantry.

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Oct 10, 2013 - SHCFP Volunteer Newsletter -- October 2013

In this Issue: From Feeding America; What Happens to Nutrition Programs During a Government Shutdown, The United Way Day of Caring, High Holiday Food Drive Extravaganza and more!

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Oct 3, 2013 - The Jewish Chronicle: Metro Briefs (Benefit concert)

East Winds Symphonic Band will hold a concert to benefit Squirrel Hill Food Pantry.

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Sep 29, 2013 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: "Nature's bounty flows from once-empty lot"

Urban gardens provide donations for clients of the Squirrel Hill Community Food Pantry and other food banks and pantries throughout Pittsburgh.

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Sep 19, 2013 - The Jewish Chronicle: Metro Briefs (SHCFP documentary screening)

The Squirrel Hill Community Food Pantry and Just Harvest will hold a screening of the documentary “A Place at the Table,” which tells the powerful stories of three Americans who struggle with food insecurity.

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Sep 19, 2013 - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: The Big List (Documentary screening)

The Squirrel Hill Community Food Pantry and Just Harvest will hold a screening of the documentary “A Place at the Table,” which tells the powerful stories of three Americans who struggle with food insecurity.

Sep 18, 2013 - Pittsburgh City Paper: Big List (Documentary screening)

The Squirrel Hill Community Food Pantry and Just Harvest will hold a screening of the documentary “A Place at the Table,” which tells the powerful stories of three Americans who struggle with food insecurity.

Sep 12, 2013 - The Jewish Chronicle: "Fresh challahs" (photo)

Volunteers from the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh's Volunteer Center packed more than 600 freshly-baked challahs for clients at the Squirrel Hill Community Food Pantry to enjoy during Rosh Hashanah.

Sep 10, 2013 - SHCFP Volunteer Newsletter -- September 2013

In this Issue: Our Impact at SHCFP, The High Holidays; A Time for Reflection and Thanks; Busy Times at the Pantry and more!

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Aug 29, 2013 - The Jewish Chronicle: "Hillel JUC arranges High Holy Day events for students on land and water"

The Squirrel Hill Community Food Pantry is one of the beneficiaries of Challah for Hunger, a student organization based out of the Hillel Jewish University Center.

Aug 29, 2013 - The Jewish Chronicle: "Kneading for the needy; Area volunteers bake High Holy Day challahs for kosher pantry"

Volunteers from the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh baked challahs for clients at the Squirrel Hill Community Food Pantry.

Aug 5, 2013 - SHCFP Volunteer Newsletter - August 2013

In this issue: SHCFP Gears Up for Annual Food Drive, Challah for Hunger Donates Proceeds to SHCFP and more!

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Jul 25, 2013 - The Jewish Chronicle: "Challah for Hunger" (photo)

The University of Pittsburgh's Challah for Hunger chapter, based out of the Hillel Jewish University Center, recently donated a portion of the groups yearly sales to the Squirrel Hill Community Food Pantry.

Jul 18, 2013 - The Jewish Chronicle: "Pantry helps the hungry" (Letter to the Editor)

The Squirrel Hill Community Food Pantry provides nutritional supplemental food assistance to those who qualify in the 15217 zip code and those who keep kosher households outside of Squirrel Hill, as well as providing emergency assistance to individuals in surrounding neighborhoods.

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Jul 1, 2013 - SHCFP Volunteer Newsletter - July 2013

In this issue: Adat Shalom Garden Update, Hooray for Challah and more!

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Jun 10, 2013 - SHCFP Volunteer Newsletter - June 2013

In this issue: Eric's Big Ride, Summer Food Safety Tips and more!

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May 24, 2013 - WHIRL Magazine: 2013 Volunteer Guide

In the June 2013 issue of WHIRL Magazine, JF&CS's Squirrel Hill Community Food Pantry is highlighted among several area nonprofits in the first-ever Volunteer Guide.

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May 15, 2013 - The Aspinwall Herald - "Fox Chapel man to cycle 300 miles for charity"

As his 40th birthday approaches, Eric Rickin will complete a 300 mile bike ride from Pittsburgh to Washington, D.C. in 5 days, and is raising funds for the Squirrel Hill Community Food Pantry along the way.

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May 13, 2013 - SHCFP Volunteer Newsletter - May 2013

In this issue: Eric's Big Ride, Volunteer Appreciation and more!

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May 9, 2013 - The Jewish Chronicle: "Community helpers" (photo)

Volunteers from UPMC recently stocked shelves at the Squirrel Hill Community Food Pantry.

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May 2, 2013 - The Jewish Chronicle: "Hundreds participate in Annual Day of Community Service"

Volunteer sites for J-Serve, an annual day of community service for Jewish teens in Pittsburgh and around the world, included the Squirrel Hill Community Food Pantry.

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Apr 29, 2013 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: "Jewish teens fan out across Pittsburgh area for day of service"

As part of J-Serve, the largest single-day volunteer effort for Jewish teens in Pittsburgh, teens packed donations at the Squirrel Hill Community Food Pantry, among volunteering with several other community projects.

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Apr 3, 2013 - SHCFP Volunteer Newsletter - April 2013

In this issue: Volunteer Appreciation Event, Gluten-Free needs and more!

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Mar 28, 2013 - The Jewish Chronicle: More people need Passover food, new pantry director says"

Matthew Bolton, Squirrel Hill Community Food Pantry director, describes the growing need for food-assistance in the Squirrel Hill community, as well as an increased need for Passover and kosher foods.

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Mar 11, 2013 - SHCFP Volunteer Newsletter -- March 2013

In this issue: Attorneys Against Hunger Pack Produce for Homebound Clients, Happy Purim, Passover News and more!

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Feb 28, 2013 - The Jewish Chronicle: "Produce packing" (photo)

Attorneys Against Hunger recently volunteered with the Squirrel Hill Community Food Pantry, and packed more than 1,000lbs of produce for home-bound clients who are unable to visit the Pantry.

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Feb 11, 2013 - SHCFP Volunteer Newsletter -- February 2013

In this issue: Food of the Month, New Ceiling, Happy Purim and more!

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Jan 23, 2013 - Pittsburgh Business Times: People and Awards

JF&CS announces recent agency hires, including Matthew Bolton, director of the Squirrel Hill Community Food Pantry.

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Jan 7, 2013 - SHCFP Volunteer Newsletter -- January 2013

In this issue: Pantry Welcomes New Director, Macaroni Menorah, Toy Sort-Off and more!

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Jan 4, 2013 - The Jewish Chronicle: "Volunteer Center attracts hundreds to community service"

One volunteer mentions the Squirrel Hill Community Food Pantry among several organizations as a way to give back to the community.

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Dec 30, 2012 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Dateline Pittsburgh

JF&CS announces the hiring of Matthew Bolton, director of the Squirrel Hill Community Food Pantry and Patricia Kennedy, director of communications & fundraising.

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Dec 20, 2012 - The Jewish Chronicle: Metro Briefs (New hires)

JF&CS announces the hiring of Matthew Bolton, director of the Squirrel Hill Community Food Pantry and Patricia Kennedy, director of communications & fundraising.

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Dec 12, 2012 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Squirrel Hill Community Food Pantry (video)

Tanya Bielski-Braham, Coordinator at the Squirrel Hill Community Food Pantry, speaks about the Pantry's work in the community in this special video supplement to the Post-Gazette's feature on JF&CS's 75th anniversary.

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Dec 10, 2012 - SHCFP Volunteer Newsletter -- December 2012

In this issue: VoluntEARS Return to the Pantry, December's Food of the Month and more!

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Nov 12, 2012 - SHCFP Volunteer Newsletter -- November 2012

In this issue: High Holiday Food Drive Thanks, In Memoriam Food Drive, Go Bananas and more!

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Sep 27, 2012 - The Jewish Chronicle: “Community crew at food bank” (photo)

McDonald's crew members volunteer at the Squirrel Hill Community Food Bank as part of a region-wide volunteer effort called McDonald's Community Crew.

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Sep 10, 2012 - SHCFP Volunteer Newsletter -- September 2012

In this issue: Hunger is Real, High Holidays and Seasonal Food Drive, Take the Food Stamp Challenge and more!

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Aug 24, 2012 - Summer 2012: Uncensored Magazine: “Little Becoming Less: States Enact Changes in Efforts to Curb SNAP Benefits”

Across the nation, SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) benefit changes may impact how many recipients will be able to feed their families, and have left food pantries and community organizations wondering how to make up the deficit.

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Aug 16, 2012 - The Jewish Chronicle: “Adat Shalom shares garden’s bounty with SHFP”

The Squirrel Hill Community Food Pantry benefits from the generosity of Adat Shalom, which has donated more than 300 pounds of produce from their congregation's organic garden.

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Aug 13, 2012 - SHCFP Volunteer Newsletter -- August 2012

In this issue: Garden Greatness, Farm Stands, Box of Greens, Food of the Month and more!

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Jul 12, 2012 - The Jewish Chronicle: ‘The ‘Diva Chef’

The 'Diva Chef' and "Hell's Kitchen" contestant Elise Wims held a cooking demonstration at the Squirrel Hill Community Food Pantry on July 2nd for Food Pantry clients and the community.

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Jul 9, 2012 - SHCFP Volunteer Newsletter -- July 2012

In this issue: SHCFP featured on CBS Channel 2, volunteer opportunities, SHCFP t-shirts and more.

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Jul 8, 2012 - KDKA: The Lynne Hayes-Freeland Show

Becky Abrams, director of the Squirrel Hill Community Food Pantry and Elise Wims, The Diva Chef and former "Hell's Kitchen" contestant, show how you can create healthy, great-tasting meals on a budget, with inexpensive ingredients easily found on Food Pantry or supermarket shelves.

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Jun 30, 2012 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Reality Check

Woodland Hills graduate Elise Wims, who finished third last season on Fox's "Hell's Kitchen," will hold a cooking demonstration Monday, July 2 at 3 p.m. at the Squirrel Hill Community Food Pantry on Hazelwood Avenue.

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Jun 28, 2012 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Food Column

Local 'Hell's Kitchen' contestant Elise Wims does a cooking demo at 3 p.m. Monday, July 2, at the Squirrel Hill Community Food Pantry where she regularly volunteers.

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Jun 11, 2012 - SHCFP Volunteer Newsletter -- June 2012

In this issue: Volunteer Highlight - Elise Wims, the Diva Chef; Big Thanks!; Sumertime Food Drives; Donating to the Pantry and Calling All Volunteers.

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Jun 7, 2012 - The Jewish Chronicle: "Corbett reinstates controversial food stamp asset test"

Newly reinstated food stamp asset tests may cause challenges for local food pantries.

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May 13, 2012 - SHCFP Volunteer Newsletter -- May 2012

In this issue: Volunteer Appreciation Month; Get Your T-Shirts; Clients & Volunteers to the Rescue; Peanut Butter Need; Greenfield Kids Stellar Service; Donating to the Pantry and Calling All Volunteers.

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Apr 15, 2012 - SHCFP Volunteer Newsletter -- April 2012

In this issue: VoluntEARs at the Pantry; Scouting for Food; Special Thanks; Donating to the Pantry and Calling all Volunteers.

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Mar 13, 2012 - SHCFP Volunteer Newsletter -- March 2012

In this issue: In your mailbox - Feinstein appeal; Save the Date - Volunteer Appreciation Event on April 17; From Purim to Passover; Donating to the Pantry and Calling all Volunteers.

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Feb 13, 2012 - SHCFP Volunteer Newsletter -- February 2012

In this issue: Pantry Closes Out 2011 Fresh Produce Drive in the Green; Volunteer Spotlight -- Suzy Harris; Donor highlight -- Jeff Weiner of Eden's Market; Donating to the Pantry; Calling All Volunteers.

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Feb 9, 2012 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - Food pantries to offer gluten-free products

The Squirrel Hill Community Food Pantry is among other food pantries in the area now providing for clients with Celiac Disease.

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Jan 9, 2012 - SHCFP Volunteer Newsletter -- January 2012

In this issue: Generosity through the Holiday Season; 2011 Year in Review; 2012 Food of the Month Calendars; Our Apologies; Donating to the Pantry; and Calling All Volunteers.

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Dec 12, 2011 - SHCFP Volunteer Newsletter -- December 2011

In this issue: Kids helping kids with after school snacks; Donor Spotlight -- Jones and Fisher families; SHCFP offers gluten free choices in 2012; An Apple a Day Keeps the Doctor Away; Donating to the Pantry; and Calling all Volunteers.

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Nov 30, 2011 - Pittsburgh City Paper: Holiday Giving Guide 2011 - SHCFP volunteer opportunity

Looking to do something meaningful this holiday season? The Squirrel Hill Community Food Pantry has volunteer opportunities, as featured in this year's CP Holiday Giving Guide.

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Nov 18, 2011 - The Jewish Chronicle: SOS Pittsburgh receives grant to help those in need

Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield awarded SOS Pittsburgh a $10,000 grant to continue helping those facing crises.

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Nov 17, 2011 - Pittsburgh City Paper – Listings (volunteer opportunity)

Volunteering for the Squirrel Hill Community Food Pantry is featured in this week's edition of the City Paper.

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Nov 16, 2011 - SHCFP Volunteer Newsletter -- November 2011

In this issue: SHCFP Celebrates First Anniversary in Our New Location; High Holiday Giving; Music with a Mission; Thanks to Our New Partners; Donating to the Pantry and Calling all Volunteers.

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Oct 10, 2011 - SHCFP Volunteer Newsletter -- October 2011

In this issue: SHCFP welcomes new Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank CEO; Giving and High Holy Days; Music with a Mission and other fall events to help SHCFP; Donating to the Pantry and Calling All Volunteers.

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Oct 5, 2011 - Squirrel Hill Magazine: Kids grow for good

Students from Congregation Beth Shalom's early childhood development program and Pitt's Plant to Plate program donated their time, and produce, to the Squirrel Hill Community Food Pantry. Click below to read how their efforts help the pantry provide for hundreds of families each year who face food insecurity.

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Sep 13, 2011 - SHCFP Volunteer Newsletter -- September 2011

In this issue: September brings a national focus on hunger; Welcome Tanya; Donating to the Pantry; and Calling all volunteers.

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Aug 8, 2011 - SHCFP Volunteer Newsletter -- August 2011

In this issue: Donor Spotlight -- David Brinn; The Pantry says goodbye to one of our own; Back to School Food Drive; DONATE PERIOD to our feminine product drive; Donating to the Pantry; and Calling all volunteers.

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Jul 20, 2011 - Pitt News: Meanwhile, back at the farm, a younger generation grows

Urban farming yields many things, including helping the needy. In this Pitt News story, Squirrel Hill Food Pantry Director Becky Abrams discusses how the Plant to Plate program benefits those in the community with food insecurities by providing them with fresh, local produce.

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Jul 11, 2011 - SHCFP Volunteer Newsletter -- July 2011

In this issue: Many thanks to those who contributed to our Annual Campaign; Chow Wagon provides food for families' furry members; Donating to the Pantry; and Calling all volunteers.

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Jul 7, 2011 - The Jewish Chronicle: City gardeners

Congregation Beth Shalom preschoolers in Squirrel Hill planted a garden that will benefit their education, and the Squirrel Hill Community Food Pantry with the proceeds.

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Jun 21, 2011 - The Jewish Chronicle: Squirrel Hill Food Pantry gets $8,000 grant

The MAZON grant, which aims to prevent and alleviate hunger among people of all faiths and backgrounds, will help the Food Pantry cover the costs of an on-site licensed clinical social worker.

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Jun 13, 2011 - SHCFP Volunteer Newsletter -- June 2011

In this issue: Pantry thriving in its new location; Pantry receives MAZON Grant; Best wishes to a mentor from SHCFP director Becky Abrams; Donating to the Pantry; and Calling all Volunteers.

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May 8, 2011 - SHCFP Volunteer Newsletter -- May 2011

In this issue: Be sure your summer plans include volunteering at the Pantry; Many thanks to a generous donor, Right By Nature; DONATE PERIOD: feminine product drive; Feinstein appeal concluded: Donating to the Pantry; Calling All Volunteers

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May 5, 2011 - Shady Ave: Douglas Shields -- Making a Difference

In the Councilmen's Corner of Shady Ave Magazine, City Council member Douglas Shields talks about the benefits of the Community Development Block Grant, and his plans to allocate money to various organizations including JF&CS and the Squirrel Hill Community Food Pantry.

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May 5, 2011 - Naomi Weisberg Siegel: Sustaining the Hope

Longtime Squirrel Hill Community Food Pantry volunteer and donor Naomi Weisberg Siegel speaks to Shady Ave about what fuels her fire as a philanthropist.

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Apr 11, 2011 - SHCFP Volunteer Newsletter -- April 2011

In this issue: A spring celebration -- Happy Passover from the Pantry; Neighborhood schools help our Pantry; County grant helps to fund Pantry improvements; Check your mailbox: Donating to the Pantry; and Calling all volunteers

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Mar 24, 2011 - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: Food Pantry awarded grant for improvements

JF&CS's Squirrel Hill Community Food Pantry received a $200,000 grant through the Allegheny County Community Infrastructure & Tourism Fund.

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Mar 7, 2011 - Pittsburgh Tribune Review Yough program links golf with community service

Nine high school students who use golf to overcome handicaps in their lives stocked shelves yesterday at the Squirrel Hill Community Food Pantry to help others in need.

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Feb 17, 2011 - Pittsburgh Tribune Review $1.5 million gift aids Squirrel Hill Pantry

A $1.5 million donation to the Squirrel Hill Community Food Pantry from Fox Chapel philanthropists Eric Cooper and his wife, Naomi Weisberg Siegel, is the largest gift in its history, officials said Wednesday.

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Feb 17, 2011 - Jewish Chronicle Food Pantry receives $1.5 million endowment

Just about four months after the Squirrel Hill Community Food Pantry’s move into a larger facility, the $1.5 million endowment from Jewish community members Eric C. Cooper and Naomi Weisberg Siegel couldn’t have come at a better time.

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Feb 16, 2011 - Squirrel Hill Food Pantry gets $1.5 million gift

The Squirrel Hill Community Food Pantry, Pittsburgh, Wednesday announced a $1.5 million gift from tech entrepreneur Eric C. Cooper and Naomi Weisberg Siegel.

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Oct 28, 2010 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Sauce: From kashrut to 'Ace of Cakes'

New in Squirrel Hill: The Squirrel Hill Food Pantry is undergoing some changes to reflect its growth.

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Oct 27, 2010 - Pop City Squirrel Hill Food Pantry offers client choice in new location

When people ask Becky Abrams whether Squirrel Hill even needs the food pantry she directs, Abrams assures them the local hunger problem is real – and growing. The 11-year-old Squirrel Hill Community Food Pantry is re-opening in a new and larger location to serve more than 600 people a month – a client list that has grown 85 percent in the last five years – 30 percent in 2010 alone.

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Oct 22, 2010 - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Food pantry to grow in space, ability to help

On Wednesday, dozens of volunteers began setting up the pantry's new, bigger home less than a mile away on Hazelwood Avenue, at the site of a former Hollywood video store. It is scheduled to open Nov. 1 with a slightly different name: Squirrel Hill Community Food Pantry.

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Sep 21, 2010 - ABC News online Food Banks Cope With Families Who Have Fallen From Middle Class

As the demographics change, some food pantries are thinking up inventive ways to handle new clients who are hesitant about stepping into the organizations. The Squirrel Hill Community Food Pantry employs an onsite social worker and expects to change its current system of divvying out pre-made bags of non-perishables and produce to clients.

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May 20, 2010 - Jewish Chronicle Food Pantry partners with local farmer for fresh produce

The Squirrel Hill Food Pantry is taking the “think globally, eat locally” saying very seriously. The pantry announced last week that it has an arrangement with a Tarentum area farmer to plant fruits and vegetables on a plot of his land and to distribute the yield to its clients.

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Apr 29, 2010 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette DVD sale to benefit kosher food pantry (Flicks for Food)

DVDs of more than 7,000 movies will be available from noon to 3 p.m. Sunday and from 3 to 6 p.m. Monday at the Jewish Family & Children's Service, 5743 Bartlett St., Squirrel Hill.

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Feb 11, 2010 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Squirrel Hill food pantry only kosher site

Many people are surprised to know that there's a need for a food pantry in Squirrel Hill. But there is...and it's the only kosher food pantry in Western PA.

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Highlights
Watch our video highlighting our volunteers!
We debuted this short, documentary-style video at our Annual Meeting, which recognizes the volunteers who help us ignite hope in the hearts of our clients.
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What do we need this month?
March is our time to prepare for Passover distribution, and we ask that you support this effort by donating kosher for Passover foods. We provide our clients with the Seder staples, but any other foods that you enjoy during Passover are welcome donations. Not sure what else the Pantry needs? Refer to our Pantry Shopping List.
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Stay Connected: SHCFP Enews
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Southwestern PA Food Security Partnership
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