DUQUESNE, Pa. — A group of the Steelers rookies, including Pat Freiermuth, Kendrick Green, Jamir Jones, Isaiah Loudermilk, Dan Moore Jr. and Tre Norwood volunteered at the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank on Tuesday in order to help those battling hunger in the region.
The Steelers rookies and other Food Bank volunteers packed over 800 boxes of food, which will be distributed in Washington County later this week.
Donating time at the Food Bank has been a tradition for Steelers rookie for years now, but didn’t get to happen in 2020, with the COVID-19 pandemic keeping the players from being out in public during the season.
But the Food Bank, which serves 11 counties in Western Pennsylvania, is thrilled to once again be able to partner with the Steelers.
“It is so terrific to have the Steelers, especially the rookies that are stepping up to have a leadership role in the community, to have them here,” Food Bank CEO Lisa Scales said. “We missed having them last year, but we’ve had a longstanding relationship and partnership with the Steelers for years.”
That exposure as rookies has led to several Steelers, including Cam Heyward and Maurkice Pouncey, working with the Food Bank as individuals throughout their careers.
The Steelers rookies also helped give out backpacks along with Charlie Batch’s The Best of the Batch Foundation on Tuesday.
On Tuesday, members of the rookie class volunteered with @BestoftheBatch to distribute backpacks and other supplies to students in the Duquesne City School District and at the @PghFoodBank to help pack over 800 boxes of food for area families 🙌 pic.twitter.com/2soJ7fIOXB
— Steelers Community Relations (@SteelersCR) September 21, 2021