PITTSBURGH (June 11, 2020) – Today, Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC and Highmark Stadium partnered with the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank to distribute food to the community.
A drive-up food distribution service was provided from 10 a.m. until 12 p.m. at Highmark Stadium.
“Both Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC and Highmark Stadium are proud to be established partners with the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank,” said Kim Robson, general manager of Highmark Stadium. “Today’s drive-up food distribution marks another collaboration with the Food Bank, and we anticipate the partnership to continue to expand as we all work to support our community.”
The Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank used its new drive-up distribution model to provide food to vehicles at the event. Each vehicle received boxes of food, which included dry/shelf-stable, frozen meat and fresh produce.
Attendees followed specific social distancing guidelines, while volunteers packed parked cars and directed traffic around the stadium during the pickup times.
“We thank the Riverhounds for their support during this critical time of need in our community,” said Lisa Scales, president and CEO of the Food Bank. “We’ve partnered with the club on multiple initiatives in the past and we’re proud to continue our efforts with this distribution to ensure our neighbors have enough food to eat.”
Riverhounds SC and the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank previously partnered this past year for a Thanksgiving turkey distribution and a Christmas dinner distribution. The club and venue also thank Pittsburgh City Council President and Representative of District 2 Theresa Kail-Smith for helping set up this distribution.