PITTSBURGH (November 16, 2020) – Today, Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC worked with the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank and AHN for a Thanksgiving meal distribution event.
Volunteers delivered food to approximately 200 families in Coraopolis and surrounding areas from an original distribution site located at Montour Junction Sports Complex.
“We want to give back,” Riverhounds SC head coach Bob Lilley said. “It is a difficult time for everyone, so anything that we can do to help the community is important to us as an organization and we hope to be able to continue to serve the community. It is awesome to see our employees come out to help. We have a great relationship with AHN, and they brought a lot of volunteers as well.”
Riverhounds SC assistant coach Dan Visser joined Lilley during the distribution efforts.
This event followed health and safety guidelines as members of Riverhounds SC and AHN picked up food from Montour Junction Sports Complex and delivered it directly to families’ doorsteps all while staying socially distant.
“We are proud to partner with the Riverhounds and grateful for their support of our mission,” said Lisa Scales, president and CEO of the Food Bank. “Through these Thanksgiving deliveries, our drive-up distributions and other awareness campaigns throughout the year, they have committed to ending food insecurity in our region.”
The Riverhounds will participate in a second Thanksgiving meal distribution event on Thursday, Nov. 19 with the Food Bank and EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants. This will be the Riverhounds’ third partnership with the Food Bank this year.
This past June, Riverhounds SC and the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank held a drive-up distribution event at Highmark Stadium as one of many efforts to support the community during difficult times.