Having headquarters in Duquesne, PA at a former U.S. Steel site is significant for us because food banking in our region began with the fall of the steel industry. Learn more about our history here.
Our original facility at this site opened in 2000, was 95,000 square feet, was the first LEED-certified building in Pittsburgh and the first LEED-certified food bank in the United States.
For more than 20 years this facility has acted as the hub of hunger-relief across our region. Every day our trucks leave the facility full of food for our neighbors and come back with donations to be distributed across the region. At the same time, volunteers and staff are hard at work preparing food for distribution and working collaboratively to plan out the best ways to meet the need in our region. Learn more about the need in our region here.
While the need in our community is still great, we’re adapting to meet the need in the best way possible. While food banks originally relied on distributing canned and boxed food items, today we’re committed to sharing the fresh and frozen foods families want most. Read more here.