- Board member Scott Brady was appointed United States Attorney, U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania.
- Board Member Rita Baranwal was appointed to be Assistant Secretary of Nuclear Energy, U.S. Department of Energy.
- NHCO celebrated 30 years of service to the community. Several NHCO supporters were honored at our 30th Anniversary Celebration.
- NHCO’s Rosalinda Sauro Sirianni Garden garnered a $30,000 grant from Seeds of Change, an organic seed company, thanks in part to online votes from community members, in addition to an evaluation process.
- NHCO received a $5,000 grant from the Sprout Fund to participate in its 100 Days of US project. NHCO combatted the effects of living in a food desert such as Millvale with Let’s Cook!, a series of food preparation workshops that empowered families to overcome food desert barriers.
- NHCO Service Coordinator Jennifer Schlosser received the 2016 Golden Eagle Award from Dollar Energy for exceptional service while assisting families in need with energy assistance applications.
- Former NHCO client Bharat Rai received the Self-Sufficiency Award from the Community Action Association of Pennsylvania. Bharat and his family sought sanctuary in a Nepalese refugee camp from the oppression and violence in Bhutan. In 2012 they were awarded refugee status in the United States.
- Volunteer Gary Brandenberger received the Jefferson Award for his ongoing dedication to serving families and helping staff in the NHCO Millvale office.
- Mother-son volunteer/donor team Dolly and Justen Bucek received the Jefferson Award for their unique efforts in, and tireless dedication to, providing food to our three food pantries.
- Volunteer Joyce Rabinowitz was honored with WESA 90.5’s People Making a Difference Award.
- Volunteer Elaine Hatfield was nominated for United Way’s Good Neighbor Individual Volunteer Award.
- Board member Tom Baker received the 2015 Indiana University of Pennsylvania Young Alumni Achievement Award.
- NHCO’s Rosalinda Sauro Sirianni Garden received the Good Neighbor Award from Allegheny Financial Group, a financial planning and investment management firm. The award included $1,100 to be used toward garden expenses and general operating expenses.
- Community Auto’s “Too Big for the Stocking” vehicle recipient Tamika Duck received The Pennsylvania Association of Private School Administrators 2015 Distinguished Graduate Award, given to a Pennsylvanian who overcomes barriers to achieve post-graduate success.
- Education Assistance recipient Alyssa Rose is in her second year in the Culinary Arts program at Pittsburgh Technical Institute. She has been accepted into the Federal Culinary Chapter of Pennsylvania and the National Chef Association – an honor seldom offered to students.
- With the help of hundreds of community members, North Hills Community Outreach finished #17 of 150 food pantry programs nationwide that competed on social media to receive a $20,000 grant from the Walmart Foundation. NHCO used the grant to purchase and install an outdoor walk-in freezer.
- NHCO Millvale Site Manager Maria Christina passed the National Counselor Examination for Licensure and Certification (NCE), paving the way to acquiring her license in professional counseling (psychology).
- Summer 2014: Volunteer Donna Bechtold is recognized by InShaler magazine as a Volunteer of the Year for her dedication to helping local families access utility help.
- June 2014: NHCO partners with the Allegheny County APPRISE program by helping to spread the word and organize Medicare OPEN ENROLLMENT educational and counseling sessions for APPRISE in northern Allegheny County. NHCO received the APPRISE award for helping APPRISE be exceptionally successful this year. (APPRISE received the Pennsylvania “Secretary’s Award” this year for their achievements.)
- June 2014: In Service of Seniors was selected as a winner of a 2014 Honorable Mention STAR Award by the National Volunteer Transportation Center, for excellence in service delivery to senior passengers.
- May 2014: Board Emeritus and volunteer Ruth Graham received the Penny Smith Status of Women Award from Zonta Three Rivers North. Zonta presents the award annually to a woman to “improves the legal, political, economic and professional status of women.”
- Director of Operations Dianne Buirge is named a finalist for CFO of the Year, presented by the Pittsburgh Business Times. This was Dianne’s second time as a finalist. She has worked at NHCO for 26 years.
- Volunteer Joyce Rabinowitz received honorable mention for the “2014 Celebration of Caring” award from North Side Common Ministries.
- Board president Wendelynne Newton, JD was recognized by the Pennsylvania Diversity Council as one of the recipients of the 2014 “Most Powerful & Influential Women of Pennsylvania.”
- In October, NHCO’s Rosalinda Sauro Sirianni Garden was named a regional winner of the Pennsylvania Horticulture Society (PHS) Community Greening Award.
- Youth volunteer Sneha Srinivasen received the Celebration of Caring Award in August for her efforts to establish a children’s area at NHCO’s Rosalinda Sauro Sirianni Garden, thereby serving the hungry through volunteerism. Youth volunteer Connor Weiss was a special honors nominee for his efforts to eradicate hunger in the community.
- Board member Ryan Wilson was named a recipient of the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank’s Hunger Awareness Day Awards for his work on many fronts to feed hungry children.
- NHCO was named InCommunity magazine’s best Large Nonprofit for Hampton
- Volunteers Karen Roach and Kay Neiswonger received InCommunity magazine’s Volunteer of the Year award for the Fox Chapel area.
- Volunteer Theresa Amelio was honored as the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review’s Volunteer Citizen of the Year
- NHCO received the PublicAllies RISE Changemaker award, Organization category.
- NHCO made the 2012 GreatNonprofits Top-Rated List.
- Board Member Nancy Naragon earned the League of Women Voters’ Civic Star Award for her exceptional service.
- Director of Services Carolyn Pschirer was awarded the Mooseheart Award by the Etna Moose Lodge for her years of working to help those in need.
- Volunteer Ryan Wilson is named an Everyday Hero by the Sodexo Foundation and donates his $5,000 prize to NHCO.
- Board Member Emeritus Shirley McIlvried is named the North Journal‘s Citizen of the Year.
- NHCO Wins the Alfred W. Wishart, Jr. Award for Excellence in Nonprofit Management, presented by The Forbes Funds.
- NHCO’s Community Auto program is one of 10 organizations (out of 98 applicants) to compete in the Fast Pitch, sponsored by Pittsburgh Social Venture Partners. Community Auto’s Manager Jennifer Carr placed second, earning a $7,500 prize for NHCO.
- NHCO receives the United Way of Allegheny County’s Award for Excellence for service to vulnerable seniors.
- NHCO receives the United Way of Allegheny County’s Award for Excellence for service to financially struggling families.
- Volunteer and board member Althea Worthy received the Golden Eagle Award from the $ Energy Fund for her outstanding service to people in need.
- Volunteer and board member Althea Worthy is named a Community Champion by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
- NHCO service coordinator Natalie Klaum is a recipient of the Golden Eagle Award, presented by the $1 Energy Fund to individuals who go above and beyond to help others.
- NHCO is a recipient of this year’s Good Government Award given by the League of Women Voters. NHCO is recognized for the Millvale Satellite expansion project with the Borough of Millvale.
- NHCO is the winner of a LIHEAP Challenge with the prize being lunch with Steeler great Franco Harris! NHCO was selected because staff and volunteers did an outstanding job making LIHEAP referrals for low-income customers during this past heating season.
- Jim Loscar, a valued operations department volunteer, is named a Community Champion by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
- NHCO service recipient receives the Self Sufficiency Award from Community Action Association of PA, with only one award given in each county to an individual who moves from poverty to economic stability (1999, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2006, 2007 as well).
- Jill Herman, longtime lead volunteer for NHCO’s Loaves & Fishes Food Pantry, is named a Community Champion by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
- NHCO service recipient receives the Self Sufficiency Award from Community Action Association of PA, with only one award given in each county to an individual who moves from poverty to economic stability (1999, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2006 as well).
- Volunteer Jean Muth is honored for her dedication and volunteerism at the National Association of Women Business Owners Pittsburgh Chapter’s Awards Luncheon.
- Family Savings Account (FSA) program lead volunteer Marleen Kasbee is named a Community Champion by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
- Allegheny County Council issues a proclamation commending NHCO for its “dedication and commitment to assisting the dislocated families affected by Hurricane Katrina. Their response in Allegheny County has been characterized by unprecedented collaboration, a spirit of good will and cooperation which serves as an inspiration to us all.”
- Family Savings Account (FSA) program lead volunteer Marleen Kasbee is honored for her dedication and volunteerism at the National Association of Women Business Owners Pittsburgh Chapter’s Awards Luncheon.
- Volunteer Jason Altmire receives the ARCADIA Award from Northern Allegheny County Chamber of Commerce for professionalism and excellence in community service.
- Volunteer Barb Barcousky is named a Community Champion by the Post-Gazette for longtime service to the North Boroughs Food Pantry.
- NHCO is one of three finalists for the prestigious Alfred W. Wishart Jr. Award for Excellence in Nonprofit Management.
- Director of Operations Dianne Buirge is named a finalist for CFO of the Year, presented by the Pittsburgh Business Times.
Check out the rest of our Awards and Achievements throughout our history.