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Online fundraiser in May to benefit food pantries

The Pittsburgh Foundation has scheduled a daylong, online giving event on May 1 to benefit regional food pantries and nonprofit organizations that supply them. The event is part of the philanthropy’s series of Critical Needs Alerts that since 2013 have raised nearly $4 million to help people impacted by homelessness, hunger and other basic human needs.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

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You may not recall Neighbor-Aid, but foundations teamed up to help families in trouble

Neighbor-Aid came together in early 2009, shortly after a federal report spelled out just how devastating the nationwide recession was and after it became evident that the community’s need for services would overwhelm the budgets of local nonprofits. “I think we didn’t believe this could happen to us as a nation,” said Jeanne Pearlman, senior vice president for Program and Policy at the Pittsburgh Foundation, who was the foundation’s education grants officer in 2008.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette