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Emergency appeal to raise money for Western Pa. food banks nets more than $600K

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Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014, 1:09 p.m.

The Pittsburgh Foundation's emergency community-wide appeal to help food banks in Allegheny and Westmoreland counties raised $617,804.

The foundation matched $308,902 from nearly 1,400 individual donations received between Dec. 10 and Jan. 7 at It also covered credit card transaction fees.

According to the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank, demand in some local neighborhoods increased up to 40 percent approaching the holiday season.

“This has truly been an outstanding community response to a dire situation,” said Grant Oliphant, the foundation's president and CEO said in a prepared statement.

Donors could choose to help either the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank, the Westmoreland County Food Bank, or any of 15 local neighborhood food pantries listed on the foundation's website.

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