Childhood Hunger in Pittsburgh
There are 43,000 children in Allegheny county who do not have regular access to nutritious, affordable food according to Just Harvest. While the reach of federal nutrition programs is significant, thousands of food-insecure Pittsburgh children still go without food. Families have to stretch themselves 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 and serve food. We need volunteers to prepare food on June 13 – August 11 at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, 985 Providence Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA 15237 from 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Volunteers will then deliver and serve lunch to children at the Carnegie Library from 1 – 2 p.m.
Background clearances may be required to work with children at this site.
Meal Sites and Times
1230 Federal St., Pittsburgh, PA 15216Times
June 13 – August 11
Monday – Friday
Lunch 12 – 1 p.m.
Addie Pazzynski, National Programs Intern
Phone: 1 (866) 267-3083 x716