• Local bus driver organizes holiday food drive for area food banks


    PITTSBURGH - A local bus driver and member of the Northside Institutional Church of God in Christ in Northside has organized a drive to collect food for area pantries.

    Karl Booker said he was inspired to act after a family in need was featured on WPXI-TV earlier this month.

    "I know the family you showed on the news personally as the children are students on my school bus. I transport them every day. In response to their personal family need, I, on behalf of Roenigk Transportation and the Northside Institutional Church of God in Christ Outreach Ministry would like to donate food to the family," Booker said.

    Booker, his church, W.L. Roenigk Transportation and Pittsburgh Public Schools worked together to collect food to donate to area pantries.

    The food is expected to be delivered to the pantries on Friday.

    Northside Institutional Church also accepts donations at 302 West North Avenue.

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