The Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank has distributed its 1 millionth pound of food through drive-up events since the organization’s covid-19 response began on March 16.
The mark was met on Saturday during a distribution event held with the South Hills Interfaith Movement. And while the food bank is pleased to have been able to meet the needs of people who have lost jobs and fallen on hard times during the covid-19 crisis, the milestone is a sobering indication of just how great that need is.
“Since this crisis began, our mission has not wavered,” said Lisa Scales, president and CEO of the food bank. “We are here to mobilize the community to eliminate hunger. Thanks to our staff, volunteers, donors, the National Guard, corporate and community partners, we have been able to meet the unprecedented need this pandemic has created.”