The Westmoreland County Food Bank has joined forces with Penn Line Service, Inc. to host a community-wide day of giving event on September 28 – Day 2 Don8. Penn Line has challenged the community with a $5,000 matching gift for donors to show their support in the fight against hunger in Westmoreland County.
Launched 36 years ago, the Westmoreland County Food Bank operates a number of programs, all of which deliver food to individuals and families in need. The Food Pantry Distribution Program serves 7,000 households each month via 43 pantries, primarily comprised of faith-based agencies that are geographically dispersed throughout the county. Like all Food Bank programs, the goal is to enable all residents who are hungry or at risk of hunger to have ready access to food. By achieving this goal, the organization has established itself as a trusted source of charitable food, connecting individuals to services, and improving the health and well-being among a disadvantaged population.
“We are very grateful to Penn Line Service for their continued support,” said Jennifer Miller, Acting Chief Executive Officer of the Westmoreland County Food Bank. “They have been so generous through the years and they continue to find ways to do more. They are a true example of selfless giving.”
To be part of this day of this movement and leverage the matching gift in support of the Westmoreland County Food Bank, visit www.westmorelandfoodbank.org/don8 and donate. For more information please contact Jennifer Miller at 724-468-8660 extension 15 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Westmoreland County Food Bank
The Westmoreland County Food Bank serves over 31,000 area residents each year including 9,300 children and 3,410 seniors. WCFB currently has 60 member agencies in their network of emergency feeding sites. Of those, 43 are food pantries in which low income consumers are able to access emergency food assistance throughout the month. Last year (2017), the Food Bank distributed over 9 million pounds of food.
50% of WCFB’s food comes from the federal and state governments and the remaining 50% from local donations, food drives, and Feeding America. Administrative and fundraising costs account for 4% of the Food Bank’s operating budget.