Pittsburgh Pirates, Pirates Charities help feed local families impacted by COVID-19

Pittsburgh Pirates, Pirates Charities help feed local families impacted by COVID-19
PITTSBURGH, PA - OCTOBER 06: The Pittsburgh Pirates logo is seen on the field before Game Three of the National League Division Series against the St. Louis Cardinals at PNC Park on October 6, 2013 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images) (Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Pirates and Pirates Charities are helping to feed families in need during the coronavirus outbreak.

They’ve donated $50,000 to the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank to help with several food distribution events that are planned.

The donation will provide 250,000 meals to help the more than 110,000 people who are served monthly throughout the area.

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“Much like our healthcare workers and first responders, the people of Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank are the everyday heroes within our community. We are proud to partner with them to ensure that families and children have the food they need in this time of crisis,” said Travis Williams, Pirates president, said in a release.

The Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank is working extra hours to help provide meals for the increase of people in need.

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"Due to the dramatic increase in need, the Food Bank is transforming our operations to ensure we can serve the community and keep people safe during the crisis. Financial donations are most critical at this time,” Lisa Scales, president and CEO of the Community Food Bank,said.

If you’d like to help by making a financial contribution, you can donate through their website.

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