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Given the many problems putting food on the table during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Pittsburgh Steelers and Convoy of Hope are jointly banning and helping this Christmas season.

For the second year in a row, the Steelers and the organization are working together to support 1,000 families in Pittsburgh as part of their “Huddle for the Holidays” initiative from December 8th to 9th, the club said in a press release on Wednesday.

They will distribute resources and supplies to these families in need, including food, winter clothes, water, face masks, hand sanitizer, toys and books, which will be distributed through local partners such as the YMCA, Boys & Girls Club, Veterans Leadership Program and Action Housing.

Today was Huddle’s first day for the holidays! The @steelers have partnered with @ConvoyofHope to provide local families with groceries, supplies, and gifts for the holidays.

– Steelers Community Relations (@SteelersCR) December 8, 2020

Long-time Steelers partner and donor United Way of Southwestern Pennsylvania, Embrace Pittsburgh, Pepsi and Giant Eagle also support and support the event.

A big thank you to @GiantEagle for delivering the reusable bags and to @pepsi for donating water bottles for Huddle for the Holidays!

– Steelers Community Relations (@SteelersCR) December 8, 2020

“We are grateful for our continued partnership with Convoy of Hope. At a time of giving, we are honored to provide food and supplies to families in our community, and we are grateful for our local partners who help us reach those in need, ”said the Director of community relations at the Pittsburgh Steelers Blayre Holmes Davis said in the statement.

“Convoy of Hope is proud to partner with the Pittsburgh Steelers to reach families in the Pittsburgh community by shipping food and supplies,” added Roger Flessing, senior vice president and chief communications officer, Convoy of Hope. “The Steelers organization has always shown a big heart for its city and its fans, and we are honored to be by their side this Christmas season.”

Convoy of Hope, a faith-based organization with a “driving passion to feed the world,” has provided over 150 million meals in response to the COVID-19 pandemic this year alone.

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