McKeesport Annual Festival of Trees Virtual Food Drive
In order to continue to support our neighbors who are struggling during these difficult times, McKeesport Annual Festival of Trees is hosting a virtual food drive to benefit Intersection Food Pantry! Remember, every $1 donated can provide 5 meals for people struggling with hunger in Southwestern PA. Thank you for your continued support!
See how your gift to Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank helps the community:
Bridget, a student and a bar manager, was laid off during the COVID-19 pandemic. “I’m laid off and I’m actually a student. I’m trying to graduate. I graduate in two weeks and my school is actually the one that told me about this [distribution].” Providing for her daughter and herself is challenging when there is no work, but she is grateful that the drive-up distributions are able to provide a little extra assistance. “It’s to help my daughter and I. It means a lot. We need it to survive and I’m the full-time employee…I support both of us.”
Stories of how your donation will make an impact in the lives of your neighbors experiencing hunger:
Curtis and Audrey are doing their best to make ends meet, but the COVID-19 pandemic is making that a challenge. While Audrey waited for her disability to come through, Curtis had been working at a hotel and a local restaurant, but is furloughed from both right now. “I’ve been not working for about a year and a half now waiting for disability and he’s been furloughed from his job since March. Anything we can do to get a little help, we’re very appreciative of it.” Audrey has growing concerns about the virus, but is thankful for the help they were able to receive through the drive-up distribution.