Childhood Hunger in Pittsburgh
There are 45,070 children in Allegheny county who do not have regular access to nutritious, affordable food. While the reach of federal nutrition programs is significant, thousands of food-insecure Pittsburgh children still go without. Families are stretched even further during the summer months without free or reduced school lunch programs.
There are long-term impacts of child hunger that extend beyond the discomfort of being hungry. Food insecure children, according to Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank, are more likely to suffer in areas of education and behavior.
Program Details/ Volunteering
Summer Feeding is a perfect opportunity for a meaningful weekly activity, students looking for volunteer hours, or just a simple way to positively impact the community.
We need volunteers each weekday throughout the summer to prepare brown bag lunches. Volunteers will meet at St. George Antiochian Orthodox Church, located 3400 Dawson St, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, where meals will be prepared. The food will then be served to children at the Bedford Hill Apartment Complex in the Hill District. This Summer, we will be serving meals from June 27-August 19.
Background clearances may be required to work with children.
Meal Sites and Times
Bedford Hills Apartments
2129 Bedford Ave Pittsburgh, PA 15219
June 27-August 19
Steven DelVitto- FOCUS Pittsburgh Program Coordinator