Murrysville, Pa. — The Standard Charitable Foundation, with support from Standard Bank, has awarded a $5,000 grant to the Westmoreland County Food Bank to support the procurement of food for the Food Pantry Distribution Program, which delivers food and household necessities to 43 food pantries throughout the county. The Westmoreland County Food Bank is a private, not-for-profit organization that supplies food to hungry people through a network of food assistance programs in Westmoreland County. The Westmoreland County Food Bank’s mission is to enable all Westmoreland County residents who are hungry or at risk of hunger to have ready access to food.
The food bank is also very efficient with monetary donations as 95 cents of every dollar donated goes directly to food and food programs to assist those in need. Additionally, with the food bank’s purchasing power, every dollar goes further than the average consumers’. WCFB serves nearly 7,000 disadvantaged families each month throughout Westmoreland County and in 2018 distributed over 6 million pounds of food.
Those wishing to support the Westmoreland County Food Bank can go to www.westmorelandfoodbank.org/give to make a monetary donation. You can also visit www.westmorelandfoodbank.org/how-you-can-help/ to learn about donating food or volunteering or call the food bank at 724-468-8660.
If your or someone you know is in need of food, please call (724) 468-8660 for further assistance.
As a community bank that believes in making a difference, Standard Bank keeps money local by deriving its funds and lending to the communities in which it operates–ultimately helping to grow the local economy. To further support their dedication to community growth, the bank helps provide financial assistance to local non-profits via the Standard Charitable Foundation (established in 2011). The Foundation typically awards grants twice a year to deserving and qualifying organizations in the communities in which Standard Bank serves. For grant qualifications and applications, visit a local Standard Bank office or speak with an associate of the bank today!