Westmoreland County Food Bank Seeks Restaurant Partners
Sip, Sample & Savor Event to Mark 35 Years of Fighting Hunger
This year the Westmoreland County Food Bank marks 35 years of fighting hunger in the community. To recognize this milestone, the Food Bank will host Sip, Sample & Savor – a fundraising event for the community to learn about the agency’s impact and taste what Westmoreland County dining establishments have to offer. The Westmoreland County Food Bank is requesting support from local restaurants, caterers, bakeries, wineries/breweries, food trucks, and more to feature and provide one or two signature food or beverage items at this event on Thursday, September 7, 5-7 p.m. in the organization’s Delmont warehouse. Attendees will stroll through the facility tasting items and learning about the various charitable food assistance programs offered by the Food Bank. For more information about how your business can get involved, contact the Sara Swaney at the Westmoreland County Food Bank at 724-468-8660 extension 27.
About Westmoreland County Food Bank
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 (2016), the Food Bank distributed nearly 7.3 million pounds of food.
Half 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 5% of the Food Bank’s operating budget.