PITTSBURGH, PA (April 10, 2020) With assistance from the Salvation Army, Parkhurst Dining and Eat'n Park, the City of Pittsburgh Department of Parks and Recreation distributed 4,611 meals to children and seniors this week, up from 2,813 last week.
The surge in meal distribution was largely due to the Pittsburgh Public Schools being on spring break this week.
Total meals distributed to children: 1078
Total meals distributed to seniors: 1813
Additionally, both Salvation Army locations (in Homewood and Westside) have distributed approximately 1600 meals, 80 meals were taken to the Light of Life mission and 40 were distributed to Operation Safety Net. All of these meals were generously made possible by Parkhurst Dining. All meals inclusive of Salvation Army and other sites mentioned above totaled 4,611 meals for children and seniors for the week.
Community partners are sponsoring other food distribution sites. Please visit our COVID-19 Response website under Food Resources for a map of City of Pittsburgh community distribution sites.
Tonight, the City-County Building is illuminated to recognize Poison Prevention Week and the 50th Anniversary of "Mr. Yuk" in partnership with Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC.
For questions about the lighting at the City-County Building, please reach out to the Office of the Mayor.