Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank partners with local, regional and national retail grocery stores and food industry partners such as manufacturers, distributors, producers, and trucking companies throughout our 11-county service area to rescue food that cannot be sold but that is otherwise good to eat. That includes not only canned and nonperishable items but also produce, dairy, meat, and prepared foods.
According to the Natural Resources Defense Council, 40% of the food produced in the United States is sent to the landfill, and this is one way we’re diverting that waste while also nourishing our neighbors in need.
If you are a retail grocery store or food industry partner, you can help our neighbors overcome food insecurity AND help save natural resources.
Donations from businesses matched directly with a food safety-trained partner agency located in the nearby community are distributed either directly to families or used at onsite facilities to make hot meals. If you’re affiliated with a retail grocery store or other food industry partner with food to donate, know that your donations can be a cost-effective solution to inventory challenges, storage limitations, high transportation fees, and waste disposal costs. We’re developing a set of donation guidelines specific to retail stores and food industry partners, but in the meantime, please reach out to us to discuss the specifics of donating.
Thanks to the Bill Emerson Good Samaritan Law, donors are protected from civil and criminal liability when making donations. Additionally, retailers and food industry partners are eligible for tax incentives for their donations. For more information, please reference Feeding America’s Food Donations Tax Incentives guide.
To donate today, or if you have any questions, reach out to our Community Food Connections team at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 412-460-1360.