Citiparks Serves More Than a Quarter Million Meals During Pandemic

PITTSBURGH, PA (October 12, 2020) Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, Citiparks and its partners have distributed more than a quarter million meals to children and seniors in need. 

Approximately 209,000 Grab & Go meals have been served to children through Friday. Another 63,000 meals have been served to seniors. Overall 272,000 free meals have been served. 

"I would like to offer the most sincere thank you to not only those within my department who work so hard to ensure that we're doing our best to look after city residents, but also to the many community partners and agencies who have consistently stepped forward to help us provide meals to children and seniors,” Citiparks Director Ross Chapman said. 

“We would not have been able to have had this type of impact if were not for all of the generosity and support of the entire community. And, we're going to keep distributing Grab & Go meals for going as long as necessary, to ensure that we're doing what we can to benefit area children, seniors and families." 

Ongoing additional meal distribution will continue through the assistance of donations Parkhurst Dining and The United Way of Southwestern Pennsylvania. 



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Timothy McNulty
Communications Director
Mayor's Office