Food banks working overtime to help people during coronavirus pandemic - and you can help too

Local food banks working on alternative ways to safely distribute items amid coronavirus

PITTSBURGH — Business closings because of the coronavirus are putting a strain on many people’s wallets. The closure of schools means some children may not have enough food to eat.

That’s why local food banks say they’re committed to ensuring people in our area who may need food have access to it.

The Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank and Greater Washington Community Food Bank say they will continue mission critical operations throughout the coronavirus outbreak.

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They’re increasing their safe hygiene practices – following health department guidelines. And they’re asking anyone who is sick to not show up at a local pantry.

Everyone can help the food banks provide food and household items to our neighbors in need by making a donation.

Cash donations can be made at www.pittsburghfoodbank.org and https://www.gwcfb.org/donate.

WPXI and its 11 Cares partners - Dollar Bank, Gateway Health and Vitalant - are proud to support our local food banks and hope to reschedule our planned Food Drive soon.