Food Bank Holds Distribution Event 1 Year After Its First COVID-19 Response

It's been one year since the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank held its very first COVID-19 response distribution event. But they haven't stopped supporting their neighbors.

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- Can you believe this? It's been one year since the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank held its very first COVID-19 response distribution event, but they haven't stopped supporting their neighbors. Today, the food bank held a drive up food distribution, serving 400 families. It's one of 11 they do each and every month. Each car received not only fresh produce, but core grocery items and frozen meat to last them about a week. The organization says, when the pandemic hit, the need for food grew exponentially.

LISA SCALES: When I heard how long the line was a year ago and that we had backed up traffic all the way to McKeesport, my heart sank. I just thought immediately about all the people who were in desperate need of food, and I'm glad that we were able to step up and meet the need.

- The food bank says, they gave out nine million more meals over the course of the year due to the pandemic.