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Fall Food Share

For 11 years now, Giant Eagle, People's Natural Gas, Girl Scouts of the USA, Cintas, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, WDVE, 3WS, KISS and the "X," along with other sponsors have helped to kick off the food drive season with the largest food and fund drive of the fall – the Fall FoodShare.

The Fall FoodShare now includes nearly 70 Giant Eagle stores in western Pennsylvania (and a few stores in Morgantown, W.Va.) where all food, funds and "Fuel Perks" donated stay in the county where the donation was made.

Participating stores in Washington County are:

  • Donaldsons Crossroads Giant Eagle – 4007 Washington Road, McMurray, Pa. 15317
  • McDonald Giant Eagle – 200 Station Street, McDonald, Pa. 15057
  • Washington Giant Eagle – 331 Washington Road, Washington, Pa. 15301
  • Bentleyville Giant Eagle – 155 Wilson Road, Bentleyville, Pa. 15314

2000 Turkeys

An event that began in 1983 as a seasonal food campaign for the unemployed, 2000 Turkeys has since grown in popularity and worth. The event has transitioned into a tradition for the Washington County families, schools and businesses that help provide a holiday meal for those Washington County residents who meet the eligibility requirements established by the Greater Washington County Food Bank.

The campaign kicks off on October 1 every year and runs through December 23, where every $10 raised provides a Thanksgiving dinner for a family of four. Thanks to generous donations, the 2010 campaign will provide meals for 3,500 families – or roughly 18,300 people.

Donations can be made to: 2000 Turkeys, P.O. Box 2000, Washington, Pa. 15301


Feinstein Challenge

Founded by Alan Shawn Feinstein in 1991, the Feinstein Foundation's mission is to alleviate hunger while strengthening community service, caring compassion, and brotherhood through education.

The Greater Washington County Food Bank is pleased to join the Feinstein Foundation in their annual Spring Campaign to Fight Hunger.


Scouting for Food

In following the Law of the Pack and the Boy Scout Promise, cub scouts and boy scouts promise to help other people at all times and to give good will. Through the Scouting for Food program, both groups fulfill the promises they have taken an oath to uphold.

Across the country, cub and boy scouts will go door-to-door to collect tens of millions of pounds of food to be distributed to their needy neighbors. The scouts will drop off a bag to homes in their coverage areas with instructions on their pick-up date. The scouts will return to collect the bags and then deliver the filled bags to the Food Bank.


Taste of Washington County

The Taste of Washington County is a way for local Washington County restaurants to show off their signature dishes. Each restaurant prepares their signature appetizer, main dish and dessert and then offer their fares to the event attendees. The event takes place at the Meadowlands Holiday Inn where tickets are sold and proceeds from the event go to the Greater Washington County Food Bank.


Postal Carrier Food Drive

Coming off a successful campaign where a record 77.1 million pounds were collected in 2010, the annual letter carriers' national food drive – "Stamp Out Hunger" – continues to be a successful event for local Food Banks. Since the drive began in 1993, the total donations collected have reached more than 1 billion pounds.

The food is collected by letter carriers as they deliver mail along their normal postal route and then distributed to Food Banks, pantries and shelters.

 


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