Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank Hosting Events For Federal Employees

The food bank will distribute food to those impacted by the government shutdown

Shelby Cassesse
January 18, 2019 - 4:47 pm

PITTSBURGH (Newsradio 1020 KDKA) - The Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank will host distribution events for those impacted by the partial government shutdown. 

All events will provide non-perishable items to federal employees, while certain events are Produce to People distributions, which provide 30 to 50 pounds of food, consisting mostly of fresh produce. 

As of Friday evening, there will be two events Saturday, January 19. Both events are Produce to People distributions and will be at the Founders' Hall Middle School in McKeesport and Pittsburgh King Pre-K through 8 from 10 a.m. to noon. Additional events will take place Monday and Thursday at the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank, as well as Tuesday at the Butler City Farmers' Market. 

The food bank will also be setting up distribution events at locations where federal employees typically work.

"We are setting up distributions at the airport, on the South Side, in Cambria County and in those places where the federal workers are continuing to work," said food bank President and CEO Lisa Scales at a government shutdown resources fair Friday. 

Scales said there has been an increase in donations since the start of the government shutdown, but more donations are always needed.

For more information on distribution events or how to donate, visit the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank's website