All over the world, families are being told to shelter in place and to practice “social distancing.” It’s imperative to do what’s necessary to get through these times, but the need to feed ourselves and families continues. Grocery stores are seen as “essential businesses” and have employees available to restock shelves. However, food banks, which are still open and vital amid the present health crisis, do not have paid staff and are in need of volunteers to ensure staples like milk, cereal and canned goods get to those in need.
Here is a list of food banks to contact if you are able to volunteer:
Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank
Central Pennsylvania Food Bank
Westmoreland County Food Bank
Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest Pennsylvania
Second Harvest Food Bank of the Lehigh Valley and Northeast Pennsylvania
Community Food Warehouse of Mercer County