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Trinity School District Distributing 20,000 Grab and Go Meals Weekly

Since the start of the organization’s response to the COVID-19 crisis, Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank has provided more than 7 million pounds of food through various distribution channels.

In addition to the drive-up model, the Food Bank has launched a home delivery service (Doorstep Delivery), added 65 new member agencies through the COVID Community Organization program and has handed out Grab and Go meals through 19 managed sites.

Trinity School District in Washington County is serving more kids through their Grab ‘n Go meals than they typically serve when school is in session according to Nicolle Pleil, the district’s Food Service Director.

  

Food Bank COVID-19 Response Update

Now in it’s second month of responding to the COVID-19 pandemic, Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank (the Food Bank) is working to help those in need identify several ways they can get food. Recently, long lines, in excess of a mile long, have been seen in the news.

  

Helping During The Coronavirus Crisis

The Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank updates us on the help that’s been given and what is still needed during the Coronavirus crisis.

  

Apple Castle Keeping Hunger Away

Steve Johnston, sixth generation owner of Apple Castle in New Wilmington, recently joined Brian Gulish on the Food Podcast to discuss his company’s commitment to support Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank’s mission of ending hunger in Southwestern Pennsylvania.

Apple Castle harvests approximately ten-thousand bushels of apples every year according to Johnston. At 100 apples per bushel, Johnston’s crop produces about one-million apples annually.

  

Empty Bowls: Local Celebs Serving Soup

Empty Bowls, a collaboration between Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank and Just Harvest, will take place on Sunday, March 15 at Rodef Shalom on Fifth Avenue. The event consists of a simple meal of soup and bread to remind people of the one in eight residents of Allegheny County who are facing hunger.

The 25th anniversary of Empty Bowls features soup cooked by some of Pittsburgh’s top restaurants. Local celebrity soup servers, a silent auction of ceramic art and celebrity-autographed bowls, live music, children’s activities.

  

Interview With Charles Woodson & Moon’s A.Q. Shipley

On this week’s episode of The Food Podcast, host Brian Gulish interviews Moon Township native (Moon Area High School) and current center for the Arizona Cardinals, A.Q. Shipley, as well as 1997 Heisman Trophy winner, Charles Woodson.
  

In Miami For Super Bowl LIV

A trip to Miami to take part in the Taste of the NFL’s Party and much more. Interviews with Tony Dorsett, A.Q. Shipley and more.
  

New Pittsburgh Based Social Media Start Up

Trend Teams, LLC, a Pittsburgh based social media start up, similar to fantasy sports games like football or baseball, has partnered with Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank to help feed people in need.

Trend Teams (www.trendteams.com) is sponsoring The Food Podcast (available on the TribLive Podcast Network) on location in Miami, Florida during Super Bowl LIV weekend.

Each game involves picking a roster of 10 influencers, with a $20,000 budget. The more socially active the public figure, the more expensive the salary.