Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby donated 100,000 meals today to Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank (the Food Bank). The meals equate to 120,000 pounds of food distributed across the organization's 11-county service area in southwestern Pennsylvania.
"Sidney is such an incredible person both on and off the ice," said Lisa Scales, President & CEO of the Food Bank. "He's provided great joy to this region during his tenure with the Penguins, and now he is helping us provide food assistance to those who need it most during the COVID-19 crisis."
The food will be distributed through the Food Bank's multiple food assistance programs including its network of 365 pantries, drive-up distributions and home delivery service.
"I saw the people of Pittsburgh coming together to help one another and I wanted to be a part of that," said Sidney Crosby. "The Food Bank and its staff have done an amazing job providing for so many people and I am proud to partner with them during this challenging time."
During the organization's COVID-19 response over the past 7 weeks, the Food Bank has delivered more than 4.2 million pounds of food. This is a million-pound increase from the same time in 2019.
For more information on how to receive food assistance please contact the Food Bank at 412-460-3663 ext. 655 or visit www.pittsburghfoodbank.org/gethelp
About Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank
Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank is a nonprofit organization that distributes more than 35.5 million meals annually across 11 counties in southwestern Pennsylvania through a network of agencies, partners and programs. The Food Bank was founded in 1980 and is a member of Feeding America, the leading domestic hunger-relief charity in the U.S. For more information on hunger in our region or how to get involved, visit www.pittsburghfoodbank.org.