Join Forces on Collaborate-Educate-Enroll events

Harrisburg – August 22, 2019 – Sen. Jim Brewster (D-Allegheny/Westmoreland) announced today a new outreach partnership with the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank on Collaborate-Educate-Enroll events.

“My office has worked with the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank over the past year to successfully share state services with those who attend the Produce To People event at the Food Bank’s facility in Duquesne,” Brewster said.  “I look forward to expanding our educational partnership by traveling to numerous libraries in the region this September to offer state assistance.”

A wide variety of state services will be presented at local libraries including the Property Tax/Rent Rebate, PennDOT’s Yellow Dot Program, Unclaimed Property and the new Senior Bus Pass (ConnectCard). A representative from the Food Bank will also be on hand to discuss numerous food assistance programs. 

“The Food Bank is delighted to partner with Senator Brewster and his team to reach out to our neighbors throughout September to help them access food assistance and other resources. Hunger Action Month 2019 is a great time to draw awareness not only to the problem of hunger, but also the ways we can help each other meet the basic need for food,” said Lisa Scales, President and CEO of Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank.

Collaborate-Educate-Enroll events will be taking place at the following libraries:

  • Braddock Carnegie Library, 419 Library Street, Braddock
    Wednesday, September 4, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
  • North Versailles Public Library, 1401 Greensburg Avenue, North Versailles
    Tuesday, September 10, 10 a.m. – 11 a.m.
  • Baldwin Borough Public Library, 5230 Wolfe Drive, Baldwin
    Wednesday, September 18, 10 a.m. – 11 a.m.
  • Carnegie Library of McKeesport, 1507 Library Street, McKeesport
    Thursday, September 19, 1 9.m. – 2 p.m.
  • Carnegie Library of McKeesport-Duquesne Branch, Duquesne Education Center 300 Kennedy Avenue
    Thursday, September 19, 4 p.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Monroeville Public Library, 4000 Gateway Campus Boulevard
    Friday, September 20, 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

“Libraries are key resources to help educate and inform,” Brewster said. “I am grateful that local libraries are excited to join us in this new collaboration.” 

To learn more about this event or food assistance services in the district visit www.senatorbrewster.com/producetopeople.

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