11 Cares Virtual Food Drive helps provide up to 100,000 meals to neighbors

PITTSBURGH — WPXI its 11 Cares partners - Dollar Bank, Duquesne Light Company, and Gateway Health - hosted a monthlong virtual food drive in partnership with the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank.

Thank you to everyone who supported this cause in March. Your generosity will help provide up to 100,000 meals to our neighbors.

The need for food support across southwestern Pennsylvania increased dramatically due to the effects of COVID-19. According to the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank, the pandemic resulted in a 42% increase in food insecurity in our region relative to 2018. Individuals and families who never imagined asking for a helping hand have turned to the food bank for the first time, the food bank said.

For more information on how you can continue to support our neighbors in need, visit https://www.pittsburghfoodbank.org/.

11 Cares is sponsored by Dollar Bank, Duquesne Light Company and Gateway Health.