FIGHTING CHILDHOOD HUNGER THROUGH A CIRCLE OF TEAMWORK

A grassroots giving circle for Southwestern Pennsylvania

FIGHTING CHILDHOOD HUNGER THROUGH A CIRCLE OF TEAMWORK

A grassroots giving circle for Southwestern Pennsylvania

OUR MISSION

To alleviate hunger for the children of SW Pennsylvania by pooling our resources to provide meaningful grants to local organizations engaged in meeting these needs.

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OUR MISSION

To alleviate hunger for the children of SW Pennsylvania by pooling our resources to provide meaningful grants to local organizations engaged in meeting these needs.

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Non-profits Supported
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Donated

THE FACTS

DID YOU KNOW

  • According to Just Harvest, in 2016 there were about 174,000 (14.2% of the population) individuals in the Pittsburgh area who were considered to be food insecure. Over 42,000 of those are children. This means that almost 18% of the children in our region do not have reliable access to a sufficient quantity of affordable, nutritious food.
  • Children who experience hunger as toddlers are over three times more likely to be obese at age 4.

  • Hungry children are sick more often, miss more days of school, are more likely to repeat a grade and more likely to be suspended.

  • Poor nutrition and food insecurity in today’s children will have long term effects not only on their health, but on society as a whole.

THE FACTS

DID YOU KNOW

  • According to Just Harvest, in 2016 there were about 174,000 (14.2% of the population) individuals in the Pittsburgh area who were considered to be food insecure. Over 42,000 of those are children. This means that almost 18% of the children in our region do not have reliable access to a sufficient quantity of affordable, nutritious food.

  • Children who experience hunger as toddlers are over three times more likely to be obese at age 4.

  • Hungry children are sick more often, miss more days of school, are more likely to repeat a grade and more likely to be suspended.

  • Poor nutrition and food insecurity in today’s children will have long term effects not only on their health, but on society as a whole.

IMAGINE A CHILD YOU LOVE GOING TO SCHOOL HUNGRY, OR TO BED HUNGRY, OR BOTH

EVERY CHILD

SHOULD BE ABLE TO SOAR

Be a part of the change! Giving circles are groups of individuals who pool their money and decide together who to grant it to. They are often formed by friends or like-minded individuals as a way to be more engaged in the giving process and to increase their knowledge of philanthropy, nonprofits and the needs in their community.

There are giving circles across the country, ranging from small groups of friends raising $100 around the kitchen table to high-powered groups with annual membership fees of over $10,000. As far as we know, Giving2Grow is the first grassroots giving circle in the Pittsburgh area!

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EVERY CHILD

SHOULD BE ABLE TO SOAR

Be a part of the change! Giving circles are groups of individuals who pool their money and decide together who to grant it to. They are often formed by friends or like-minded individuals as a way to be more engaged in the giving process and to increase their knowledge of philanthropy, nonprofits and the needs in their community.

There are giving circles across the country, ranging from small groups of friends raising $100 around the kitchen table to high-powered groups with annual membership fees of over $10,000. As far as we know, Giving2Grow is the first grassroots giving circle in the Pittsburgh area!

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NEWS AND EVENTS

Wow! What a night!

August 4th, 2019|0 Comments

On May 14, the three 2018 Giving2Grow grantees presented stories about their work to our membership. Presenters included Steve Delvitto from Feed Our Students, Cheryl Densmore from Whitehall Presbyterian Church's Food4Kids, and Cheri Pogue from [...]

An Inspiring Site Visit!

July 29th, 2019|0 Comments

At our May Membership meeting, after Cheri Pogue spoke about the summer lunch program run by Kids Meal Network, she invited us to come out to one of the sites they run to see [...]

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Congratulations to the 2018 Grant Recipients!

March 29th, 2019|0 Comments

We are so happy to support the work of the 2018 grant recipients Visit the website links below to learn more about our grant recipients’ projects. 1. Feed Our Students: $10,000. 2. United Methodist Church [...]