Here's an opportunity to share our blessings in a worthwhile activity just before Thanksgiving. You can join fellow Episcopalians from across the Diocese at our next volunteer workday at the Repack Center of the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank, sponsored by the diocesan Social Justice and Outreach Committee. We'll be working in the Repack Center at GPCFB's main Duquesne warehouse facility (1 North Linden St, Duquesne, PA 15110) from 9 am to 1 pm on Saturday, November 22. 

We'll assist the GPCFB repack team by inspecting, sorting, and repacking groceries. The exact project will depend on their inventory at the time. In the past we've had most rewarding (and enjoyable) times repacking food ranging from cereals to frozen sausage to oranges.

GPCFB serves as a central repository for over 350 local food pantries and distribution centers across 11 counties in southwestern Pennsylvania. Because it works with such large volumes in its certified green facility, GPCFB's operations are efficient, economical and very impressive.

To volunteer contact Jerry Stephenson at or 412-367-1032 by November 17. We'll need your name, email/phone and church for the roster sheet. Volunteers must be 12 years of age or older and be able to stand for two or more consecutive hours. We are limited to 30 volunteer slots, so reserve yours soon! Volunteer spaces will be reserved on a first-come first-served basis.

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