Duquesne-based food bank to be venue for legislative programs
Published: Wednesday, August 28, 2013, 3:46 a.m.
Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank in Duquesne is getting a lot of attention this week.
On Thursday afternoon, U.S. Sen. Bob Casey, D-Scranton, will take a tour of the facility and hold a brief meeting with food bank officials.
Today at 9:30 a.m., the state House Majority Policy Committee is scheduled to join two members of the House minority party caucus at two events dealing with issues of hunger and food security for low-income Pennsylvanians.
Committee chairman Dave Reed, R-Indiana, said participants will include Rep. Marc Gergely, D-White Oak, who represents Duquesne, and Rep. Jake Wheatley, D-Pittsburgh, co-chair of the Pennsylvania Legislative Hunger Caucus with Sen. Mike Brubaker, R-Lancaster County.
The caucus has more than 80 members, including Gergely; Rep. Bill Kortz, D-Dravosburg; and Sens. Jay Costa Jr., D-Forest Hills, and Timothy Solobay, D-Canonsburg.
Reed said there will be a volunteer opportunity at the food bank, followed by a discussion that will be part of an initiative “Empowering Opportunities: Gateways Out of Poverty.”
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