The Pittsburgh Steelers and Convoy of Hope joined forces Saturday to distribute essential supplies to families in need still fighting through the COVID-19 pandemic.
Hosted at Heinz Field, the distribution provided Pittsburgh families with necessities, such groceries and hygiene kits, while also gifting them with some Steelers swag as well. They also had the opportunity to meet some Steelers players along the way.
We have partnered with @ConvoyofHope to host a distribution at @heinzfield today to bring the basic necessities, as well as some special treats, to families in the Pittsburgh area. pic.twitter.com/atd1CPw4cW— Steelers Community Relations (@SteelersCR) May 1, 2021
“For the people we help, getting back to normal is a struggle to put food on the table, are they going to be able to pay their rent,” Vice President of the Convoy Nation segment of Convoy of Hope Kirk Noonan told Steelers.com. “When we talk to people it’s the same kind of reaction, how helpful all of it is. I am optimistic things will eventually get back to normal, but for the families in the margins, their realities are still tough.”
Some of the organizations with members benefitting directly from the supply drop include Casa San Jose, Amachi Pittsburgh, Urban League, Boys and Girls Club, Gwen’s Girls, Latino Community Center, Homewood Children’s Village, Clairton Youth Development Opportunities, YWCA of Greater Pittsburgh, The Center that Cares, Macedonia FACE and Jeremiah’s Place.
Steelers players were also in attendance Saturday lending a helping hand, including offensive tackle Zach Banner and first-round running back Najee Harris, who’s charity work has already endeared him to Pittsburgh.