PITTSBURGH — It was a true partnership of black and gold as all three sports teams from across the city came together to give back to the community.
The boxes are stacked, and turkeys are in hand as players from the Penguins, Steelers and Pirates showed up. The group handed out a Thanksgiving meal to families in need with help from the Greater Pittsburgh Food Bank.
“It’s exciting you are changing people’s lives making opportunities for people who are not able to provide for themselves or carry-on family traditions year to year,” said Steelers cornerback Cam Sutton.
In total, the drive provided 400 meals. CEO of the Food Bank Lisa Scales said that is only the beginning as the phones keep ringing with more people in need and it doesn’t come without a cost.
“We are spending about 30 percent more per food purchase now compared to pre-pandemic and that is about a million more dollars we are spending a year nutritious food prior to the pandemic,” Scales said.
If you are still in need, you can call the Food Bank at 412-460-3663.