Pittsburgh officials say ‘thank you’ for food, direct further donations elsewhere
Pittsburgh Public Safety officials thanked people Friday for donating food to first responders in and around Squirrel Hill following the mass shooting but asked that food be donated to other organizations.
Public Information Officer Chris Togneri said first responders throughout the city have been receiving “countless visitors offering food, cards, hugs and words of kindness.”
“Now, we ask that the food donations be directed to others in the community who need it more than we do. Simply put: We can’t eat all the food you all have so generously donated. And we don’t want any of the love you have shown to go to waste,” Togneri said in a press release.
Public Safety officials compiled a list of food banks and other organizations who are accepting donations. Any certified Kosher food may be donated to the Jewish Community Center, Jewish Family and Children’s Services and Aleph.
Businesses wishing to donate food can contact 412 Food Rescue by calling 412-277-3831.
Individuals wanting to donate food can contact:
• Light of Life Rescue Mission, 913 Western Ave., 412-258-6100;
• Pleasant Valley Men’s Shelter, 1601 Brighton Road, 412-321-4272;
• Allegheny YMCA, 600 W. North Ave., 412-321-8594;
• Centre Avenue Branch YMCA, 2621 Centre Ave., 412-621-1762;
• Auberle’s 412 Youth Zone, 304 Wood Street, 412-902-4068;
• Outreached Arms, 501 Bascom Ave., 724-759-4833;
• Brookline Teen Outreach, 520 Brookline Blvd., 412-254-4590;
• Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Center, 46 S. 9th Street, 412-481-7900;
• Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh, 5738 Forbes Ave., 412-521-8010;
• Aleph Institute, 5804 Beacon Street, 412-421-0111;
• Jewish Family and Children’s Services, 5743 Bartlett Street, 412-422-7200;
• Ralph Schugar Inc. Funeral Home, 5509 Centre Ave., 412-621-8282;
• Salvation Army Family Caring Center, 6017 Broad Street, 412-362-0891;
• Veterans Place, 945 Washington Blvd., 412-363-0500;
• Proud Haven, 517 E. Ohio Street, 412-441-9786.