EAT Initiative Hosts Meals Distribution on World Meals Day within the Hill District – CBS Pittsburgh

By: KDKA-TV News Staff

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Pittsburgh celebrated World Food Day, which draws attention to the problems behind hunger.

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The EAT Initiative hosted the event in the Hill District, complete with food distribution, concert, and family fun.

It all took place outside of the former Shop ‘N Save on Center Avenue.

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While it’s closed, there are plans for Salem’s Market to take over.

Until then, however, the Hill District will remain without a real grocery store.

“This is considered a food wasteland, but we consider it food apartheid because it is by design,” said EAT Executive Chef Claudy Pierre. “A lot of things happen that people now only have a dollar store to actually buy and produce food. So we’re doing our best right now to make sure we change that. “

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Democratic mayoral candidate Ed Gainey was also in attendance, thanking the volunteers who distributed food.

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