Volunteer to Help End Hunger

Volunteer with Just Harvest during the coronavirus (image by Tumisu/Pixabay)

If you have a passion for ending hunger and strengthening the safety net programs that help low-income people keep food on the table, then we need you now more than ever!

Just Harvest is still working hard to support our community through these difficult times. Following the CDC guidance recommending social distancing, we have suspended all in-person volunteerism.

Despite the fear and uncertainty about COVID-19, we are resilient, and you can still help your community safely! Here are some ways to get involved:

PUBLIC POLICY

orange arrowJob number one right now is to win emergency government policy to protect people in need. It’s easy to be a remote advocate. Contact your elected officials now about the urgent federal and state issues explained on the pages below, and help us spread the word on social media:

PA government must protect us all during the coronavirus pandemic (3/20/2020) - Join us in urging our state officials to swiftly adopt key measures to protect working families and other vulnerable people during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Coronavirus over US flag. Image by Vektor Kunst from Pixabay COVID-19: The Federal government must do more (3/20/2020) - Federal policymakers must enact additional measures now to mitigate the far-reaching economic harms arising from the coronavirus pandemic.

orange arrowHelp strengthen our democracy during this crisis. Getting the word out about Pennsylvania’s new no-excuse-needed Vote by Mail ballot will allow people to safely participate and have their vote counted in the upcoming election.

  • Voters can obtain the mail-in ballot from the Allegheny County Elections Bureau at alleghenyvotes.com.
  • Citizens need to be registered to vote to request Vote by Mail. Voter registration can be checked at www.pavoterservices.pa.gov.

orange arrowHelp promote participation in the 2020 Census. A complete and accurate account of the population is critically important to ensure fair and sufficient allocation of government resources and representation for the next ten years.

FOOD ACCESS

Whether you know it or not, someone you know is struggling with food insecurity. So tell your friends and neighbors about Just Harvest!

orange arrow Help us spread the word. We are continuing to provide help with SNAP/food stamps, medical and TANF/cash assistance applications as well as case advocacy and eligibility screenings. Our Food Stamp Specialists can be reached M-F 9am-5pm for over-the-phone assistance at 412-431-8960 x602.

TAX ASSISTANCE

The IRS has extended this year’s tax filing deadline to July 15, 2020. Although our Free Tax Prep program has been suspended, there are online filing options available for low-income households.

orange arrowHelp us spread the word. Tell your friends and neighbors about online filing alternatives (links are at the top of our tax page) to ease the tax filing process.

DONATE

Donate to support Just Harvest as we continue to serve vulnerable populations in our community.