The core of Westmoreland County Food Bank’s work is to acquire food and household necessities and to distribute it to needy people throughout Westmoreland County through a network of member agencies comprised primarily of volunteer-run, faith-based organizations. While a number of our member agencies are soup kitchens and other on-site feeding programs, the majority of WCFB’s member agencies are emergency food pantries that make up our Food Pantry Distribution Program.
Each month, WCFB delivers food and household necessities to our network of 43 food pantries throughout Westmoreland County. The pantries then distribute the food to their income-eligible constituents. In order to meet income eligibility requirements, family income must be at or below 150% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines.
In turn, WCFB regularly monitors pantries to verify income eligibility documentation and to ensure that IRS regulations and food safety/food handling regulations are met. Additionally, WCFB is regularly monitored by the State Department of Agriculture and by Feeding America; WCFB is a certified affiliate of Feeding America.
During 2016, WCFB distributed over 7.3 million pounds of food and household necessities. Each month, through our Food Pantry Distribution Program, approximately 16,500 people in nearly 7,200 households throughout Westmoreland County receive food assistance.
For more information on the Food Pantry Distribution Program, please contact Texie Waddell at 724.468.8660 ext 20 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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