Food Bank Holds Emergency Food Distribution at Pittsburgh International Airport

April 23, 2020
The organizations had capacity to serve 1,500 vehicles through this two-hour event.

Working in conjunction with Pittsburgh International Airport, Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank (the Food Bank) yesterday held an emergency drive-up food distribution at the parking lots of the airport on April 22. The organizations had capacity to serve 1,500 vehicles through this two-hour event.

“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.”

For everyone’s safety, only those attending the event in a vehicle were served, no walk-ups were permitted. Allegheny County Police assisted the organizations with traffic control.

Those who need food assistance, but do not have access to a vehicle should visit the Food Bank’s website at for information on opportunities for help, including a map of food pantries, meals for children and SNAP (food stamps) application assistance.

“The airport is an ideal location,” said Lisa Scales, president & CEO of Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank.

In these uncertain times, the Food Bank is committed to continuing its nearly 40-year mission of feeding people in need and mobilizing the community to eliminate hunger. The organization is continuously monitoring this ever- changing situation and evaluating the best way to provide assistance to individuals and families in need of food assistance.

Understanding that this is an incredibly stressful time on families and children who rely on school meals, the Food Bank is working with school districts to ensure they have the resources, information and community partner support they need to be able to serve meals to children.