WCM in the news….

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The Pittsburgh East CROP Hunger Walk

raises funds to end hunger around the block and around the world, one step at a time. 25% of all funds raised goes to WCM and 75% to the global humanitarian development work of Church World Service (a four-star rated charity from Charity Navigator with 75 years of experience).  The 2022 Pittsburgh East CROP Hunger Walk raised $40,000 to fight hunger, with $10,000 going to WCM hunger programs.

The 2023 walk will be held on Sunday, October 8, 2023.  Please join us by registering a new team or supporting one of the existing teams.  We need everyone!  For more information, visit our walk page

New Farm Bill in the news

The 2023 Farm Bill has been in the news recently.  If you are wondering why a food pantry cares about the farm bill, here is why:

The farm bill connects the food on our plates to the farmers and ranchers who produce that food, and to the natural resources – our soil, air and water – that make growing food possible.

The largest portion of the Farm Bill influences nutrition programs that support Supplemental Nutrition Assistance, School lunches and children’s nutrition.

Here’s what the last Farm Bill (2019-2023) supported.

Stay posted for additional information!

 


 

 

Our food patrons

October in Pounds & Dollars

At our bricks and mortar pantry

1395 repeat Households / 2840 repeat individuals
555 unique household visits / 739 unique individuals

At the Mobile Pantry:

The Mobile pantry operated at 34 sites per week  (weather permitting).  On average, 55-65 families come to each site, and we distribute approximately 50 lbs of food and products to each family.  Forty percent of families come more than once a month!

45000-50000 pounds of food purchased from the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank and donated local food vendors–Market District, Costco, Trader Joe’s, Whole Foods, and several bakeries.