Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, United States unemployment rates are estimated to increase to the highest they have ever been since the Great Depression. Increased rates of food poverty will certainly rise nationwide with the unemployment rates. More and more families will be relying on unemployment benefits to put food on the table, while many others will not even have that option.
As future medical professionals with limited resources in how we can help during our country’s current crisis, the students of the University of Pittsburgh Physician Assistant Studies Program would like to share a wonderful opportunity to contribute donations to the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank. We chose to aid this nonprofit organization because of our aligned missions and goals: to serve all of our Pittsburgh community.
As college students, we certainly understand that this is a financially difficult time for many. Another reason we chose to donate to the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank is the power that each donation provides to the organization and to Pittsburgh families, no matter the donation size. For every $1 donated, the organization is able to provide five meals to people in need. As a program, we are setting an initial goal of $500 to raise for this important cause.
Please consider contributing to our cause. Every single contribution counts, no matter the amount!