Hunger and Food Justice

Burgh Bees

Burgh Bees educates beekeepers and promote beekeeping as a vital part of sustainable agriculture in Pittsburgh and its suburbs.

Website: http://burghbees.com/?page_id=336

East End Coop and Café

East End Food Co-op is Pittsburgh’s only member-owned natural and organic food market, serving the community since 1977.  You’ll find delicious, healthy food in our store’s aisles, and a triple bottom line when it comes to our business.  As a local business, we support sustainable food, environmental responsibility and our community.  Learn more about how co-ops promote living stronger together.

Website: http://www.eastendfoodcoop.com/

Edible Allegheny Magazine

Edible Allegheny Magazine is a publication devoted to improving the quality of life in our region by sharing important information about food. They believe that supporting the local agricultural community is a vital element in the future success of this region, and that eating healthy local food is a better option.

Website: http://www.ediblecommunities.com/allegheny/

Garfield Community Farm

Established in 2008 by a group of community members from The Open Door Presbyterian Church in partnership with the Valley View Presbyterian Church, the Garfield Community Garden provides organic produce for the Garfield community and a public space to develop community through the practice of gardening.

Website: http://www.garfieldfarm.com/

Global Solutions Pittsburgh

Global Solutions Pittsburgh is an independent educational organization, the local affiliate of Citizens For Global Solutions, a national organization working toward global solutions to global problems. Their organization has been educating western Pennsylvanian citizens about global interdependence for over sixty years.  Global Solutions Pittsburgh provides nonpartisan, internationally-focused education to schools and communities throughout western Pennsylvania. They strive to realize our goals by (1) Cultivating global awareness and engagement in our region through innovative educational programming and strategic partnerships; (2) Supporting global education in schools through direct student engagement, curricular support, and teacher professional development; (3) Promoting respect for human rights by educating citizens and facilitating collaboration within the regional human rights community.

Website: http://globalsolutionspgh.org/

Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank

Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank collects and distributes food through a 380+ member network in 11 counties in southwestern Pennsylvania. Through food solicitation, fund raising, special events, and community partnerships, the Food Bank gathers food at a 94,000 square foot warehouse in Duquesne, PA. Through outlets such as soup kitchens, food pantries, shelters, after school programs, senior high rises, MH-MR drop-in centers, neighborhood food assistance agencies, emergency or disaster-related feeding sites, regional food banks, Meals on Wheels, community centers, and special programs, the Food Bank currently distributes around 27 million pounds of food per year. Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank is a member of Feeding America. Check out their Urban Agriculture Programs.

Website: http://www.pittsburghfoodbank.org/

Grow Pittsburgh

Everything Grow Pittsburgh does involves an aspect of teaching urban agriculture. Certain programs are more directly instructional than others, but all strive to educate the general public about the importance of gardening and agriculture as part of a vibrant, healthy community. Whether it be working with elementary schoolers through our Edible Schoolyard program, teens through our Urban Farmers in Training summer program, or adults through our Urban Agriculture Apprenticeship Program, we seek to serve all age ranges with our educational programs. In addition to these more formal educational offerings, our other programs described in the paragraphs below are also education based, through demonstration and hands on learning.

Website: http://www.growpittsburgh.org/

Just Harvest: Hunger in urban communities

Just Harvest educates, empowers and mobilizes people to eliminate hunger, poverty, and economic injustice in our communities by influencing public policy, engaging in advocacy, and connecting people to public benefits.

Website: http://www.justharvest.org/

Penn’s Corner Farm Alliance

Penn’s Corner Farm Alliance is a farmer cooperative in Southwestern Pennsylvania. As a group of more than 30 member farms, we deliver fruits, vegetable, and other farm food products to customers in the Pittsburgh area through our Community Supported Agriculture program, online pre-order Farm Stands, and our Wholesale deliveries.

Website: http://www.pennscorner.com/index.php

Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture

In existence since 1992, the Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture (PASA) continues working to bring farmers together to learn from each other, and to build relationships between those farmers and consumers looking for fresh, wholesome, locally and sustainably produced food. As the largest statewide, member-based sustainable farming organization in the United States, PASA seeks to improve the economic viability, environmental soundness and social responsibility of food and farming systems in Pennsylvania and across the country. They place great value on efforts to build bridges between broadly diverse participants in the agricultural industry, from "farm to fork."

Website: http://www.pasafarming.org/

Pittsburgh Seed and Story Library

The Pittsburgh Seed and Story Library strives to be a source of knowledge and community building with seeds as the catalyst and to preserve local garden stories and knowledge while promoting the growth and expansion of a local, free, and regionally adapted seed base. The Pittsburgh Seed and Story Library is a partnership between Chatham Food Studies graduate student Amanda West and the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh. It aims to provide a public seed bank, gardening and seed saving classes, and a place to hear and share some of Pittsburgh’s vibrant gardening history at the Lawrenceville branch.

Website: https://www.facebook.com/seedandstorypgh

Rainbow Kitchen

Rainbow Kitchen Community Services is committed to improving the quality of life for low-income families and individuals through programs that address hunger, child nutrition and supportive services.

Website: http://www.rainbowkitchen.org/

The Southwestern Pennsylvania Food Security Partnership

The Southwestern Pennsylvania Food Security Partnership aims to reduce hunger by half in the 12-county region within five years. Southwestern Pennsylvania Food Security Partnership was created after a group of volunteers from all walks of life in our region joined a task force dedicated to the proposition that 370,000 people confronting food insecurity is unacceptable, from any ethical or practical perspective. The Partnership’s website is a great database to research hunger and food justice in the Pittsburgh area.

Website: http://www.pittsburghfoodbank.org/foodpartnership/

The Squirrel Hill Community Food Pantry

The Squirrel Hill Community Food Pantry was established in 1998 through a grant from the Jewish Healthcare Foundation to provide food, support and hope to the hundreds of families and individuals in Squirrel Hill that live with the threat of hunger. Programs focus on food distribution to address the immediate issue of food poverty and on support and resource coordination to address its underlying causes.

Website: http://www.sqfoodpantry.org/