Brownsville, PA (December 28, 2021) – Greater Washington County Food Bank, a division of Food Helpers, is pleased to announce that beginning in January, it will be tripling the number of public distributions as part of its Community Outreach Program.
The Community Outreach Program is a food support program designed to serve the 46% of hungry and need families who may not be eligible for government-funded food support programs and pantries, as well as provide much-needed support in rural areas and food deserts. The Community Outreach Program does not have income or residency guidelines, ensuring anyone who is in need of food support is not turned away.
Food Helpers has identified thirteen locations that it distribute from on a monthly basis using the Truck to Trunk drive-thru model. All locations distribute between 9 AM and 11AM.
“We were shocked to see that almost half of those facing hunger in Washington County may not be eligible for support from traditional pantries. The Community Outreach Program started in July and it quickly grew. Our first month, we served 250 households. In December, we served nearly 1,500 households due to the holidays,” said George Omiros, CEO of Food Helpers. “We knew that this was making an impact on thousands of people every month, so let’s help even more. Thanks to our amazing donors, we were able to triple the number of sites we offered per month, including a large weekend distribution every month at Washington Crown Center.”
Households can reserve their box online at www.foodhelpers.org/distributions or by calling (724) 632-2190, but walk-ups are welcomed at all sites.