Pittsburgh International Airport (IATA: PIT) hosted an emergency drive-up food event on April 22. The Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank organised the event in cooperation with the airport and the food was distributed in the airport’s car parks. The organisations had the capacity to serve 1,500 vehicles during this two-hour event. For everyone’s safety, only those attending the event in a vehicle were served, no walk-ups were permitted. The local police force assisted the event by providing traffic control.
“Pittsburgh International Airport is an integral part of the community. Our facilities will always be used to help the region – and now, with traffic down and large, quiet spaces available, we are finding new ways to serve,” said Allegheny County Airport Authority CEO Christina Cassotis. “We are proud to partner with the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank for this event.
Lisa Scales, President & CEO of Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank described the airport as “an ideal location” to distribute the food. The Food Bank has been feeding people in need for almost 40 years and is continuously monitoring this ever- changing situation and evaluating the best way to aid individuals and families in need of food.