WPXI partners with Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank for virtual food drive

PITTSBURGH — Join WPXI and our 11 Cares partners - Dollar Bank, Duquesne Light Company, and Gateway Health - for the 11 Cares Virtual Food Drive in partnership with Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank.

Our community needs help now more than ever. Your generosity provides meals for neighbors in need.

Donate now and throughout the month of March - pittsburghfoodbank.org/11cares

The need across southwestern Pennsylvania has increased dramatically due to the effects of COVID-19. According to the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank, the pandemic has resulted in a 42 percent increase in food insecurity in our region since 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.

With the community’s support, more than 36.6 million pounds of food was delivered to neighbors in need across 11 counties of southwestern Pennsylvania between March 16 and December 31, 2020.

People and neighborhoods most vulnerable to food insecurity continue to need support to ensure they have a steady source of fresh and healthy food.

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