By Matthew Hacke
On November 15, WHIRL Magazine hosted its 4th Annual Chef’s Best Dish event at the Circuit Center & Ballroom. While over 600 attendees enjoyed delicious dishes prepared by 30 local eateries, the event also provided food for those in need. Participating restaurants donated extra meals from the event to Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank. “We recovered 153 pounds of food from [the event], enough for 128 meals,” says John Rangos Community Food Connections Coordinator at the Food Bank. The food was then distributed to the Familylink Inc. facility in Allentown, which houses women and their children.
In addition to providing meals to the Familylink Inc. facility, Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank also held a raffle at Chef’s Best Dish, raising over $200 that will go on to supply 1,000 meals to locals in need. “In Southwestern Pennsylvania, 326,000 individuals do not know where their next meal is coming from,” explains Tamara Kilgore, director of marketing and communications at the Food Bank. “Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank has been working to rescue food and get it to those in need for 35 years. Our work with WHIRL is another example of our food recovery efforts ensuring that everyone has enough to eat.”
Support Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank at pittsburghfoodbank.org.