• In Pennsylvania alone, more than 1.4 million people are struggling with hunger; 29% of this total are kids. The Bag Brigade started with members of the Gospel Alliance Church when they saw a need in our community for childhood hunger. Every week, volunteers deliver bags of food to the homes of children and families in need to assist in feeding them on the weekends. The bag brigade has grown to consistently packing foodbags for more than 200 kids on a weekly basis to ensure their struggle with hunger is lessened over the weekend. If you could benefit from the weekend program, contact Courtney Tirpak, courtney.tirapk@bvasd.net or 724-808-2500 ext 4531.