Meal kits brighten holidays for students

Pittsburgh School District  |  Posted on

Thanksgiving meals were distributed meals were delivered to communities in every corner of Allegheny County.

Pittsburgh Public Schools, the United Way of Southwestern Pennsylvania, and Eat’n Park Hospitality Group continues to provide holiday meals and food to Pittsburg School District families. On November 24 and 25, 4,500 holiday meal kits were distributed at five PPS schools: Pittsburgh Carmalt, Pittsburgh Faison, Pittsburgh Gifted Center, Pittsburgh Milliones and Pittsburgh Perry. The drive-through distributions provided families with holiday meal kits of turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy, vegetables and salad with dressing for four to six people.

The distribution was part of a larger effort by United Way of Southwestern Pennsylvania to distribute 57,000 Thanksgiving meals and food bundles across Allegheny County. The meals were delivered to communities in every corner of Allegheny County: Natrona Heights, Tarentum, Penn Hills, Clairton, Duquesne, McKeesport, South Allegheny, McKees Rocks, Coraopolis, Braddock, Rankin, East Pittsburgh, West Mifflin, Homestead, Carnegie, Turtle Creek, East Allegheny, Wilkinsburg and various City of Pittsburgh neighborhoods including Homewood, East Liberty, the Northside, Troy Hill, the Hill District, Lawrenceville and the Hilltop neighborhoods.

Current plans are in place to provide holidays meals for the Winter Break to continue these efforts to feed families during the pandemic.