Girl Scouts in Western Pennsylvania Collect Food for Needy Families

Oct 22, 2010 Posted in Newsroom, Press Releases

Pittsburgh, PA - The headlines have told the story for months. Food banks in every part Pennsylvania need food to fill their shelves. That is why, as the holiday season approaches, Girl Scouts across western Pennsylvania are participating in the Annual Fall FoodShare food drive to benefit area food banks. The Fall FoodShare raises awareness of childhood hunger and the donations collected will benefit over 20,000 children in the Food Bank's 11 county service area.

The 11th Annual Fall FoodShare food drive kicks off Saturday, Oct. 30 and continues until Sunday, Nov. 7. Shoppers at participating Giant Eagle supermarkets will be asked by Girl Scouts to purchase items from a “most-needed” list to donate to the food bank, or make a cash donation at the register.

The Fall FoodShare food drive will take place two weekends this year starting Sat., Oct. 30 and Sun., Oct. 31 and concluding the following weekend Sat., Nov. 6 and Sun., Nov. 7. Saturday times will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. with Sunday times from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

For a list of all participating Giant Eagles, please visit www.pittsburghfoodbank.org/volunteer.

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