Since our inception in the 1970s, CHS has responded to societal and economic changes that impact the health of our local communities by putting people first. The COVID-19 pandemic is no different. For Give Big Pittsburgh this year, we ask that you donate to CHS so we can continue meeting the needs of the people we serve. During the past three months, we have responded quickly and relevantly in order to best serve the needs of our clients in the most vulnerable populations in Allegheny County. As always, our goal right now is to continue providing safe housing, health resources, and access to healthy food from our pantry in South Oakland. But right now, we need your help more than ever. To donate, click here.
Working with social distancing and health precautions in place, we have changed how we provide services and resources so we know we are keeping our clients and staff safe. But these precautions come with a cost. Ensuring Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is available has become an essential and ongoing need for front line CHS staff working directly with seniors and clients with health disabilities. And because of the increased financial uncertainty for many households across Allegheny County, our food pantry now distributes more food than ever, averaging 250 food boxes each week. That's 10,000 pounds of food going to individuals and families who would otherwise go without.
On Tuesday, May 5, Give Big Pittsburgh is a chance for you to support the health and safety of our Allegheny County communities. The people we serve are especially vulnerable during this time. But if there is anything we have learned from these uncertain times so far, it is how much people really do care about each other. Keeping our clients and staff safe ensures we keep communities throughout Allegheny County healthy. Our goal is to raise funds for program-wide PPE and the additional supplies needed to continue providing boxes to 250 families each week. Give big, and we promise to continue keeping the most vulnerable in Allegheny County safe and healthy.
Stay safe out there,