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UPMC Scouting for Food 2021

In order to continue to support our neighbors who are struggling during these difficult times, UPMC's Scouting for Food campaign  has set a bold fundraising goal.This campaign will help ensure that the children, families and seniors that we serve will have enough food to eat. 

Remember, every $1 donated can provide up to 5 meals for people in need! Thank you for your continued partnership and support of this campaign!

$37,449.53

achieved

$80,000.00

goal

of your goal reached

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:

Large Scale Distribution April, 2020

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.