WHO WE ARE
The Westmoreland County Food Bank is a private, not-for-profit organization that supplies food to hungry people through a network of food assistance programs in Westmoreland County. Our 40,000 square foot facility is located in Delmont, Pennsylvania. Of each dollar donated to WCFB, $.95 goes to food and food programs.
WHY WE'RE HERE
Hunger and food insecurity are serious problems in America and throughout Westmoreland County.
WHAT WE DO
By acquiring food through local donations and government food assistance programs (State Food Purchase Program and The Emergency Food Assistance Program) WCFB serves the community in several ways...
"I enjoy how much food is given and how everyone is very kind. The first time I went, I started crying that I had to get help. But the staff was so nice to me. Thank you all."
"I hope the food banks will continue for a long time, there are a lot of people who need it."
"I appreciate everyting I get. It sure comes in handy."
"I am a married woman whose husband was in an accident. The food bank helps with our budget. We would have a difficult time without it. We appreciate the help with food and the pleasant workers who assist us."
For the 16,500 people who need charitable food assistance each month in Westmoreland County, hunger shows no bias.
- 53% ARE WORKING POOR OR DISABLED
- 34% ARE CHILDREN
- 13% ARE SENIORS
over 7,000 disadvantaged families each month
WAYS WE SERVE
- We provide food to meal programs, soup kitchens, food pantries, emergency shelters and child care programs
- We provide the means for donors to put their food to good use while gaining tax credits
- We keep perfectly good food that can't be sold (because of damaged packaging or a close code date) from becoming garbage in land fills
We believe that by pooling together all of the community resources, we can make a significant difference in the fight against hunger.