A 21st Century Journalism Project

Feeding Food Banks

In Organizations on April 4, 2012 at 10:36 pm

BY: CHRIS HRUSKA

 

In this video, I explored the aspect of how food banks receive their food donations.  Food banks help to support the working poor and others in need of assistance.  I searched out to find out what supports the food banks.  With my search, I focused on a privately own Pittsburgh grocery company, McGinnis Sisters Special Food Stores.  Tony Titani, the store manager of the Seven Fields branch, sat down to discuss how McGinnis Sisters determines which products to donate and when.  Also discussed, is the process of how the donations are actually delivered to the food bank.  McGinnis Sisters donates weekly to the Light House Foundation and the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank which hosts the Three Rivers Table program.  Last year alone, McGinnis Sisters donated over 12,000 pounds of food to the Greater Pittsburgh Food Bank.

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