MECHANICSBURG, Pa. (Jan. 8, 2019) – Joining in the fight against hunger, West Shore Home announced today it has donated more than 1,300 canned goods to local non-profit organizations including the Central PA Food Bank, The Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank and the St. Petersburg Free Clinic. From green beans to tuna to chicken noodle soup, West Shore Home’s staff and corporate personnel collaborated in the effort to not only meet, but exceed their collection goal.
For more than 35 years, the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank has been dedicated to addressing the needs of hungry families in 27 counties across Pennsylvania. It is the largest non profit food distribution organization in Central Pennsylvania, serving nearly 140,000 people in need each month. Our Mechanicsburg office was able to donate over 450 canned goods to help feed hungry families in Central PA.
The Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank provides meals for families and individuals in need. With the help of their supporters and partners, they distributed 34.5 million meals in southwestern Pennsylvania last year. The Board, executive leadership and staff have a bold vision for the future: to make southwestern Pennsylvania 100 percent hunger-free by the year 2025. Our Pittsburgh office was able to donate over 470 canned goods to help in the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank’s mission to make southwestern PA a 100 percent hunger-free area.
St. Petersburg Free Clinic is a multi-service, independent, not-for-profit human services agency providing our community neighbors assistance with food, shelter and health care. They have been caring for the underserved facing temporary emergency needs throughout Pinellas County since 1970. Our Tampa office was able to donate over 400 canned food items to the St. Petersburg Free Clinic.
“No one should have to go hungry at any time of year,” said B.J. Werzyn, owner of West Shore Home. “I’m proud of our employees for their participation in a program that directly impacts those who struggle with food insecurity in our community. Giving back is truly a part of the fabric of our corporate culture, and we’re grateful for the opportunity to partner with the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank to make progress toward ending hunger.”