PITTSBURGH — Steelers linebacker T.J. Watt will be partnering with 412 Food Rescue to donate food to four different local community centers on Monday, November 11 at 2 pm. Media are invited to cover the event.
Watt will travel to the Latino Community Center Hazelwood AIU, St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, the Glen Hazel High Rise, and the Glen Hazel Gymnasium to distribute food to communities in need.
Media will be invited to the Latino Community Center for a photo opportunity. The Latino Family Center is part of the Allegheny Intermediate Unit and a Family Support Center that provides a variety of services for families with young children and basic needs for economic self-sufficiency. Their food distribution serves approximately 30 families each month – 110 individuals from the Hazelwood area.
412 Food Rescue launched in March 2015 to address the disconnect between the fact that 40 percent of food produced in the United States is wasted while one in nine go hungry. 412 Food Rescue’s unique approach takes the problem through the lens of an urban food system, impacting waste at each stage of the food supply value chain. Utilizing technology to solve the logistics challenge of retail food recovery, 412 Food Rescue is the only organization in Allegheny County that focuses on food that would otherwise be discarded, impacting not only hunger but also the environment. 412 Food Rescue’s goal is to introduce innovative solutions to eradicate food waste in the region and expand its model to cities around the country. To date, 412 Food Rescue has redirected over 7.5 million pounds of perfectly good food from going to landfills. The organization works with over 550 food retailers, 600 nonprofit partners and over 10,000 volunteer drivers, our Food Rescue Heroes.
For more information, contact Blayre Holmes at (412) 432-7823 or Angela Tegnelia at (386) 299-9635 (day of event).
Photo credit to Vince Butts.