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Meeting neighbors’ needs: Local food pantry seeing increase in customers

WTAE – Many Pittsburghers are wondering what they can do to help others during the COVID-19 Pandemic. With so many people unemployed, it’s more challenging than ever for some families to get food on the table. In Pittburgh’s South Hills and stretching into Washington County, SHIM (South Hills Interfaith Movement)…...

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Bethel Bakery donates 180 loaves of bread to South Hills Interfaith Movement

The Almanac – Bethel Bakery has donated 180 loaves of fresh-baked Italian and homemade bread to South Hills Interfaith Movement to help feed families who are struggling in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. The bread was distributed with other food pantry items on Thursday and Friday at the SHIM…...

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Bethel Bakery donates loaves of bread to SHIM pantry

Tribune-Review – Clients of South Hills Interfaith Movement’s Bethel Park food pantry got a little extra in their bags on Thursday as nearby Bethel Bakery donated nearly 200 loaves of bread for those struggling due to the covid-19 outbreak. “We were more than glad to do it,” Certified Master Baker…...

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How to Support the Pittsburgh Community While Social Distancing

Made in PGH – We asked you on our Instagram account what content you’re looking for right now. So many of you asked how you can help the local community during this strange, difficult time. We’ve also been trying to figure out how to help out, and here’s what we’ve found so…...

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South Hills Interfaith Movement adjusts March to Sack Hunger campaign

The Almanac – The table was set, so to speak, for South Hills Interfaith Movement’s pantry-replenishing “March to Sack Hunger, Pack Hope” efforts to take place throughout the appropriately named month. “This year, we’ve consolidated it into a one-month time frame, and that’s really to express the urgency of action,”…...

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South Hills Interfaith Movement continues March to Sack Hunger

The Almanac – Even with the recent volatility of the stock market, the general perception is the U.S. economy is doing quite well these days. For many Americans, though, perception is not reality. “Our pantry service numbers continue at a very high rate, 1,800 to 2,000 people on a monthly…...

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Help SHIM Sack Hunger, Pack Hope

Made in PGH – You think you have a busy March? Check out what South Hills Interfaith Movement (SHIM) is up to! SHIM has a month-long endeavour “March to Sack Hunger, Pack Hope” underway to help local families put food on the table. In 2019, SHIM’s three food pantries provided more than…...

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South Hills Interfaith Movement launches March to Sack Hunger, Pack Hope

The Almanac – For many people, Saturday mornings represent a time for relaxing after a busy week. Then there are the folks who spent a couple of hours Feb. 22 scooping, bagging and boxing beans, rice and other healthy, nonperishable foods for the South Hills Interfaith Movement food pantries. “Over…...

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Lights On Afterschool: Kids can choose from 65 free quality events in Pittsburgh

Kidsburgh – When the final school bell rings on Thursday, Oct. 24, the fun will just be getting started. Around the country, schools, libraries, community centers and other organizations will celebrate Lights On Afterschool. Launched in 2000 by the Afterschool Alliance, a nonprofit organization dedicated to giving all kids access to quality,…...

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‘United for Women’ helps local women emerge from crisis

Tribune-Review – Andreá Long never expected to be a fulltime caregiver to her teenage son. But, after an injury in a pickup football game left the 14-year-old unable to walk, Long’s daily routine became a grueling blur of caretaker tasks, hospital visits and mounting bills that the single mom juggled…...

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