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Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank Seeing An ‘Unprecedented Amount Of Need’

Cars wait in line during a Greater Pittsburgh Community Food bank drive-up food distribution in Duquesne, Penn. on Monday. 📷 Gene J. Puskar / AP

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While an outpouring of volunteers, donors and partners has helped the nonprofit fulfill surging demand since COVID-19 surfaced locally in March, the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank expects the need will stay elevated for several years.

"We’re doing everything we possibly can at the food bank." Even amid the pandemic, volunteers at the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank are staying safe and making sure those in need get meals.

Pittsburgh Riverhounds Help Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank With Thanksgiving Meal Giveaway

“We’ve just had so much help from the community." While the coronavirus pandemic has increased the need for food distributions, the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank has seen an increase in support.

Fetterman asked for the $1 million dollar reward to be in Sheetz gift cards and said he would donate them to the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank.

MANY STILL IN NEED: Despite there not being long lines at food distributions anymore, The Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank says they've made changes but the need is still great.

Volunteers with the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank recently passed out food to those in need at Pathway Church in Chippewa Township.

GIVING BACK: Students and volunteers from Chatham University spent time on Wednesday planting fruit trees and other plants that they will use to benefit the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank.

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Yesterday, @IvankaTrump  and @SecretarySonny  helped distribute Farmers to Families food boxes to the community in Pittsburgh!

Yesterday, @IvankaTrump  led a delegation to Pittsburgh, PA to meet w/ Black American faith leaders at Pentecostal Temple Church of God in Christ. The delegation also participated in a distribution of Farmers to Families Food Boxes to the local community!

“I saw the people of Pittsburgh coming together to help one another and I wanted to be a part of that.” Sidney Crosby is donating 100,000 meals to the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank, which equate to 120,000 pounds of food.

BACKED UP OVER A MILE: Hundreds of Pittsburgh residents waited in line for hours to receive boxes of food from the Greater #Pittsburgh  Community Food Bank amid the Coronavirus pandemic. More:

Lisa Scales of the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank says resources are a concern amid coronavirus. "We are afraid that eventually we may run out of food. Right now, our food supply is strong, but we have seen a significant increase in demand in just the past two weeks."

“Many of the people who are lining up have recently lost their job … There’s a lot of concern in the community about having enough food.” —Lisa Scale, CEO of the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank, on the impact that COVID-19 is having on food banks

“Many of the people who are lining up have recently lost their job … There’s a lot of concern in the community about having enough food.” —Lisa Scale, CEO of the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank, on the impact that COVID-19 is having on food banks

? @_TJWatt : "Just trying to make an impact any way I can." On Monday T.J. Watt teamed with @412FoodRescue  to deliver food to centers in the Pittsburgh community.

Andrew McCutchen is returning to Pittsburgh — for a weeklong volunteer initiative in his adopted hometown. Beginning Nov. 16 and dubbed “Project Pittsburgh,” Cutch will spend eight days working in the community. He’ll work with Habitat for Humanity and the 412 Food Rescue.

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