NEWS AND EVENTS 

Free Tax Return Preparation from Jackson Hewitt

February 14, 2020

Jackson Hewitt Tax Service, in partnership with Greater Washington County Food Bank, has provided five (5) vouchers for preparing 2019 Personal Income Tax Returns (a $500 value each) free of charge along with thirty (30) discounted vouchers for one flat rate tax prep fee of no more than $150. This opportunity is available ONLY for registered clients of the Food Bank. To apply for the drawing, please fill out the Free Tax Preparation Drawing Form to be entered. Winners will be notified before April 1st, and pantry registration will be verified.

Better Serving Southeast Pantry Clients

February 13, 2020

Greater Washington County Food Bank has been able to merge several pantry sites in the southeastern part of the county into one distribution site, allowing for improved service to Clients, including perishable items (milk, cheese, fruits, vegetables, etc.) to be delivered to all, and elimination of potential delay in distribution to the Clients. This new system started over summer of 2019, and has proven effective in ensuring freshness of food distribution. For more info, continue reading here.

Website Updates and Online Donations

January 31, 2020

The Greater Washington County Food Bank is starting to transition to a new look for our supporters and donors. With the goal of making donations and volunteerism as easy as possible, we hope you are excited and pleased with the new updates. 

New, simpler navigation of the website allows you to access the information you want quickly. You can now donate online via PayPal (with your PayPal account of with your debit/credit card) and instantly receive an emailed receipt for tax purposes. With the large amount of volunteer interest, we have streamlined the volunteer application to be all digital. Hard copies are available on-site still. Communications and Newsletters will now be more accessible online.

Lastly, we have updated and streamlined the ability to sign up and register for events on our website. Clicking on the Events tab, you can see the next upcoming events and a full calendar of events. Using EventBrite's online registration, we now provide the convenience of registering online and submitting registration fees (if applicable) via a credit/debit card.

All of these updates are in the effort to modernize the way donors give, and to make it as simple as possible for those who choose Greater Washington County Food Bank as their charity of choice.

Second Annual Clay Shoot

February 07, 2020

GWCFB is hosting our Second Annual Clay Shoot fundraiser on April 25, 2020 at Split Rail Sporting Clays in Claysville, PA. Get a team of 4 together and join us for a day filled with shooting, raffles, steak dinner and awards. Team and sign sponsorships are available. To Register or for more info, click here to be redirected towards the EventBrite page or call  Justin McAtee, Director of Marketing, at 724-632-2190 ext. 128.

Hydroponic Workshop Series for Veterans Announced

February 04, 2020

A FREE workshop series for veterans & military members through The Farm, Mission Homestead, and Chatham University. This will be a hands-on 10 session series taught by The Farm staff and Chatham University’s Aquaculture Professor, Dr. Roy Weitzell. The program will include:

  • Tours of Trinity High School & Chatham University’s state of the art hydroponics & aquaponics systems

  • Hands-on experience with The Farm’s hydroponics systems

  • A workshop binder & lesson materials to keep

  • 1 Free Food-grade IBC Tank Upon Program completion for use in your own hydroponics/aquaponics system

  • Program completion certificate

The 10 workshops will take place 6pm-8pm every Monday from March 2nd-May 4th, 2020. Most workshops will take place at The Farm (909 National Pike West, Brownsville, PA 15417), with two workshops/farm tours taking place at Trinity High School and Chatham University's Eden Hall Campus.

 

Register online at: www.gwcfb.org/the-farm

Or contact

Morgan Livingston

Agricultural Innovation Manager

The Farm at Greater Washington County Food Bank

724-632-2190 x 108

thefarm@gwcfb.org

Spread the Love Peanut Butter Drive

Open your heart and spread the love during the month of February by collecting jars of peanut butter for Greater Washington Co. Food Bank. If your group or organization would like to host a peanut butter drive or would like more information please call 724-632-2190 x 107. Donations can be dropped off at 909 National Pike West, Brownsville. Thanks for helping us help others!

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