Greater Washington County Food Bank

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Mission

To form lasting solutions to hunger insecurity through effective food distribution systems; to educate and empower the needy in seeking positive lifestyle changes; and, to create awareness through individual and community partnerships.

Programs and Services

  • The Community Outreach Program proactively seeks to identify at-risk families who may not qualify for government food support programs and intervene with food assistance and other services before food insecurity can lead to other challenges. The Community Outreach Program visits 13 rural and underserved communities. Shelf stable foods and a variety of fresh, nutritious produce, bakery, and toiletries are distributed to those who are food insecure but can’t receive support elsewhere. The $250,000 Community Care Fund Challenge will match all donations made during WCCF’s Day of Giving to help us expand this crucial program for our community.
  • The Senior Food Box Program works to improve the health of low-income seniors by supplementing their diets with nutritious USDA Foods. In Pennsylvania, eligible participants include low-income individuals who are at least 60 years old and whose household income is at or below 130 percent of the U.S. poverty level. The senior food boxes do not provide a complete diet, but also non-fat dry and shelf-stable fluid milk, juice, oats, ready-to-eat cereal, rice, pasta, dry beans, peanut butter, canned meat, poultry, or fish, and canned fruits and vegetables.
  • The Short-Term Emergency Program (STEP) is an upcoming program that is designed to help individuals facing short-term needs from job loss, medical procedures, or more. Healthy Habits Training Center, a division of Food Helpers, is upgrading its instructional kitchen to become a certified kitchen for preparing hot meals for those in need.
  • By advocating community partnerships, modeling innovative methods to grow healthy foods, and promoting healthy habits and healthy eating, The FARM is able to empower the growth of one’s own food. The FARM, a division of Food Helpers, fights food insecurity by teaching clients skills and means to make their own food supply chain and become self-sufficient.
  • Country Thrift Market, a division of Food Helpers, has the mission to support the community by providing affordable goods and training while also supporting Greater Washington County Food Bank’s fight against food insecurities. Country Thrift Market offers an economical shopping opportunity for new and used items at a fraction of the retail price.

Primary Revenue Sources

Grant Funding and Donations

Primary Fundraising Event

2000 Turkeys

2019 Financials

Federal Tax ID23-2939247
Revenue$3,348,439
Expenses$2,281,521
Net Assets$3,581,024

Contact

Name:Cherise Sandrock
Title:Donor Relations Coordinator
Email:donorrelations@gwcfb.org
Website:www.gwcfb.org
Phone:724-632-2190
Address:909 National Pike West
Brownsville, PA 15417

This website contains an organizational snapshot, as well as links and contact information, for each of our participating charities. We have also included the tax identification number for each charity so Donors wishing to review more detailed financial and governance information may access the Form 990 for that charity via irs.gov.