Since the threat of COVID-19 shut down our Thursday evening meals at Otterbein United Methodist Church, we have seen the Greensburg community show it’s true caring and giving character. With the gracious support of area restaurants, we began distributing free weekly meals at St. Clair Park on April 26. In the six-week period during which these restaurants were closed to dine-in customers, they provided nearly 2000 warm meals. We gratefully acknowledge their contributions:
Please consider patronizing these establishments that were so helpful to our community in this time of crisis.
To augment the hot meal distribution, FTS has been purchasing frozen meals through an arrangement with The Nutrition Group. This has allowed up to double to number of meals that we were able to offer and provide our guests with additional food. Very quickly, this event evolved into ‘meals and more’, with donations of infant diapers from the Western Pennsylvania Diaper Bank, adult diapers The Disabilities Options Network, naloxone from the county Drug Overdose Task Force, toilet paper from Senior Life, bottled water from Pantalone Funeral Home, goodie bags from RSVP and Giant Eagle, pet food from Wayward Whiskers and Green Hill Veterinary Clinic and home-baked cookies from FTS volunteers. FTS has also received financial support from J Corks, Headkeeper, Community Foundation of the Alleghenies, The David and Marjorie Reese Charitable Fund of the Community Foundation of Westmoreland County for provision of both the restaurant-prepared and frozen meals.
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