The Pittsburgh Steelers, Pirates and Penguins announced today that the three organizations will join forces to give back to the Pittsburgh community and host a #BurghProud Thanksgiving meal distribution event.
The event will take place tomorrow, Tuesday, November 23rd, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the dead end of Mazeroski Way for needy families from the area. Food distribution, in partnership with the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank and supported by Giant Eagle, will continue while supplies last.
This unique community event shows the bond between the city’s three professional sports teams and their shared will to have a positive impact on the community.
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect our region, many affected families are increasingly concerned about being able to afford a traditional Thanksgiving holiday meal. The Pirates, Steelers and Penguins continue to work with partners in the area to serve those in need and ensure access to resources for needy members of the community and families.
Distribution on Tuesday is a contactless drive-through pickup and always adheres to local social distancing protocols. Individuals are asked to stay in their cars while the food is loaded into their vehicle by staff and volunteers. To complete the meals, Giant Eagle will deliver frozen turkeys and the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank has secured the boxes of groceries.
Community members are encouraged to visit pittsburghfoodbank.org to contribute financially today to help during this time of crisis. Families in need are encouraged to visit a local pantry and check the Food Bank website and social media channels for future distributions.