PITTSBURGH — We know that the coronavirus pandemic is an overwhelming and stressful time for everybody, so we’re going to put together some positive things that are happening within our community to help those in need.
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It’s apparent that during hard times, the Pittsburgh region always comes together to help one another.
Klavon’s Ice Cream Parlor in Pittsburgh’s Strip District announced that they will be donating all proceeds from Memorial Day weekend to the Wounded Warrior Project.
It said there will be no prices and you will pay what you want.
In a Facebook post, the parlor said, “For example, if you want to pay a $1 for a milkshake, that’s fine. If you want to pay $100 for a banana split, that’s fantastic; we’re certain the organization will thank you. If you want to donate directly to Wounded Warrior Project and tell us you did when you get your ice cream, we’ll take your word for it.”
About 200 staff members, along with emergency service vehicles, paraded through the community to recognize the class of 2020.
Chobani donated more than 80,000 cups of greek yogurt to Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank.
The donation is part of the Chobani Pantry initiative, which has been sending trucks regularly to food banks who desperately need supplies across the U.S. since the pandemic began.
The yogurt will be distributed through the Food Bank’s network of food pantries.
The #HillMasksOn initiative was started by Ujamaa Collective to provide free cloth face masks to people most in need.
A drive-up food distribution will be held Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the dealership on McKnight Road.
There will be 200 food boxes available on a first come, first serve basis.
The boxes are valued to be around $50 each and have chicken, produce, milk, cheese and non-perishable food items.
“We are honored to partner with North Hills Toyota here in Pittsburgh to help those who are hurting right now,“ said Lt. Nikita Poloso of the North Boroughs Salvation Army.
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