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The Need to Feed Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank CEO Lisa Scales shares her recipe for warming hearts this season At a time when many families are decking the halls for the holidays and children are making wish lists for Santa, we often forget about those who are unsure of their next meal. For Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank CEO Lisa Scales, it’s an imperative season — one filled with food drives, partnerships, and donations. “There is added pressure on families that are already struggling to put food on the table, at a time when the heating bills may be higher,” says Scales. “We encourage people to think of their neighbors during this very giving time of year.” Scales, who was named chief executive officer in August 2012, first joined the Food Bank in 1996 as supervisor of its Green Harvest program operations. Fighting hunger in Southwestern Pennsylvania for 34 years, the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank has fostered relationships with companies, such as PNC Bank and KDKA-TV — specifically through its tradition of the KDKA-TV Turkey Fund, which has provided more than $1 million in Thanksgiving Day meals.

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By andrea bosco • Photograph by Michael Fornataro


WHIRL Magazine: November 2014