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Food-focused nonprofits aim to feed the need

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette – Thursday is the final date for filing charitable contributions on your 2020 tax return, and several local food-focused nonprofits could use the help. Hunger has nearly doubled in the region this year, according to 412 Food Rescue CEO Leah Lizarondo. Leaders of local food-focused nonprofits found themselves inventing…...

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SHIM, Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank distribute essentials at Bethel Park High School

The Almanac – For their third food distribution of the year, volunteers with South Hills Interfaith Movement were starting to qualify as seasoned veterans. SHIM teamed up again with Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank to hold a drive-through event Dec. 12 in the Bethel Park High School parking lot. “We…...

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South Hills Interfaith Movement hosts 3rd drive-through food distribution

Tribune-Review – South Hills Interfaith Movement, in partnership with the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank, hosted its third drive-through food distribution event at Bethel Park High School on Saturday. The distribution, which ran from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and was open to anyone, had enough food to feed 1,000…...

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Agencies receive $1.62 million in CARES funds grants for pandemic relief

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette – A total of 28 nonprofits in Allegheny County that have been providing critical needs during the COVID-19 pandemic to people of color, immigrants, refugees and the LGBTQ community, will receive $1.62 million in grants made available through the federal government’s Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES)…...

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In brief: SHIM adds covid resources, Turkey Trot 5K and more in the South Hills

Tribune-Review – SHIM adds guidance and resources While the community still reels from the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, many struggle with knowing where to turn. Fortunately, South Hills Interfaith Movement has implemented a new effort to help connect people in financial hardship due to covid-19 with the programs and…...

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South Hills Interfaith Movement launches effort to assist people in seeking financial aid

Observer-Reporter – South Hills Interfaith Movement has implemented a new effort to help connect people in financial hardship because of COVID-19 with the programs and services best suited to help. “The community is still suffering, and we’ve seen that one unexpected setback – a medical bill, a sudden cut in…...

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In brief: SHIM adds resources, planning commission vacancies in Whitehall and more in the South Hills

Tribune-Review – SHIM adds guidance and resources While the community still reels from the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, many struggle with knowing where to turn. Fortunately, South Hills Interfaith Movement has implemented a new effort to help connect people in financial hardship due to covid-19 with the programs and…...

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Helping SHIM

Mt. Lebanon Magazine – Since March, the South Hills Interfaith Movement (SHIM) has seen a 28 percent increase in South Hills residents seeking help with basic needs, and almost half of the people visiting SHIM’s food pantries are new—meaning they could really use your help. You can volunteer by helping with…...

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South Hills Interfaith Movement launches effort to assist people in seeking financial aid

The Almanac – South Hills Interfaith Movement has implemented a new effort to help connect people in financial hardship because of COVID-19 with the programs and services best suited to help. “The community is still suffering, and we’ve seen that one unexpected setback – a medical bill, a sudden cut…...

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South Hills With SHIM @Home virtual event raises $140,000-plus for nonprofit

The Alamanac – After having spent most of her life in a refugee camp in Nepal, 13-year-old Ritika Chamlagai moved with her family to Whitehall Borough. Shortly after her arrival, she learned about the offerings of a Bethel Park-based nonprofit organization with the acronym of SHIM. “I heard a lot…...

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