Rotary Clubs from district 7300, Pittsburgh police officers, FBI, Holy Assumption of St. Mary Orthodox Church and the Interact Club at Arlington are partnering again this year to cook, assemble and deliver food to feed the hungry on Thanksgiving Day.
Over the past 10 years this event has gone from feeding 250 homeless, shut-in or disabled people in need, to more than 1,500 people and the numbers keep growing.
Neighborhoods being helped include: Allentown, Arlington, Banksville, Beechview, Beltzhoover, Bon Air, Brookline, Carrick, Chartiers City, Crafton Heights, Duquesne Heights, East Carnegie, Elliott, Esplen, Fairywood, Knoxville, Mount Oliver, Mount Washington, Oakwood, Overbrook, Ridgemont, Sheraden, South Side, West End, Westwood, and Windgap.
This year they expect to feed approximately 2,000 people, but they need help. There are several ways area residents can help.
Those in need of, or know of someone in need of, a Thanksgiving Day meal should contact Officer Christine Luffey at 412-488-8425 and provide the person’s name, address, telephone number and the number of meals needed to be delivered to that residence.
Those who would like to help may do so by making a donation: Checks should be made payable to: “Pittsburgh’s South Side Rotary” and write “Get Stuffed with Love” in the memo. Checks should be mailed to: Pittsburgh’s South Side Rotary Club, 1812 E. Carson Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15203