If you're looking for a meaningful pre-Thanksgiving activity, you can join fellow Episcopalians from across the diocese at our volunteer workday at the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank, sponsored by our 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 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, October 28.

Serving as a central distribution center for over 350 local food pantries across 11 counties in southwestern Pennsylvania, GPCFB's operations are efficient, economical and truly impressive.

We'll assist the GPCFB repack team by sorting and repacking groceries. The exact project will depend on their inventory at the time. In the past we've had very rewarding experiences repacking food ranging from cereals to oranges. The Food Bank is always well organized and makes excellent use of our volunteer time.

To reserve your volunteer slot contact Jerry Stephenson at JJmestephenson@verizon.net by October 23 at the latest. We'll need your name, email/phone and parish for the roster sheet. Volunteers must be at least 12 years of age and be able to stand for two or more consecutive hours. We are limited to 30 volunteers. Volunteer spaces will be reserved on a first-come first-served basis.