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Westmoreland food bank needs volunteers for Fall Food Share drive

November 12, 2018

Westmoreland County Food Bank officials seek volunteers to help with the Fall Food Share drive at local Giant Eagle grocery stores.

Volunteers will accept food and monetary donations through Nov. 21 at the following Giant Eagle locations:

• Allegheny Towne Center, Leechburg

• Belle Vernon

• Eastgate Plaza, Hempfield

• Hempfield Square

• Irwin

• Latrobe

• Ligonier

• New Kensington

• Penn Township

Volunteers also are needed each month at the food bank’s Delmont facility to help pack food boxes for local seniors in need. Volunteers age 14 and older can help pack boxes from 9 to 11:30 a.m. on the following dates in 2019: Jan. 19, Feb. 16, March 16, May 18, June 22, July 20, Aug. 17, Sept. 21, Oct. 19, Nov. 16 and Dec. 14.

For more information on volunteering or to view available Fall Food Share shifts, call food bank volunteer coordinator Louise Wilhelm at 724-468-8660, ext. 13, email louise@westmorelandfoodbank.org or visit the food bank’s website.

The food bank distributed 9 million pounds of food and raised more than $2 million last year.

The county food bank serves more than 16,500 people each month through 43 full-time pantries and 22 on-site feeding programs.

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