We thank all of you for the overwhelming support from the Indian community in supporting our initiative to fund the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank.

The letter from Lisa Scales, President & CEO of Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank.


You make the difference to ensure that all of our neighbors have enough food to eat each and every day.

Thank you for your recent donation to Pittsburgh Indian Community and Friends. Your dedication and commitment allowed PICAF to raise $100,000 for neighbors in need during this critical time.

At the request of Pittsburgh Indian Community and Friends 100 percent of the $100,000 presented to Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank, helped provide food to families in need. Your generous support helped distribute enough food to provide 500,000 meals to our region! A dollar to dollar match allowed us to double your donation to one million meals!

Since PICAF requested to target underserved populations, isolated seniors, and families with children in this recent campaign, we wanted to highlight a few programs that may be of interest to you:

  • Since March 27, 1,398 home deliveries have been made through our Doorstep Delivery Program to seniors and underserved communities. Doorstep Delivery works by utilizing both volunteers, as well as professional delivery and transportation services to bring a 25-pound box of shelf-stable food right to the recipient’s door.
  • Since March 23, the Summer Food Services Program distributed 45,727 meals to children in our network to ensure they have access to nutritious meals while school is not in session
  • The Food Bank has partnered with 43 new community organizations to ensure that food reaches residential programs and the most vulnerable

Thank you for supporting our partner Pittsburgh Indian Community and Friends. With your partnership, we are working to ensure children don’t go to bed hungry, seniors don’t have to choose between food and medicine, and that all of our neighbors have the food they need.

The work we do at Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank couldn’t happen without you. Thank you for your generosity and compassion.

Sincerely

Lisa Scales


Dear PIC5K Friends,

Hope you and families are doing well in these difficult times.  National headlines this week focused on a story about thousands of Pittsburgh families lining up at a Food Bank. The brief video below, featured on major news networks last night, vividly shows the extent of the problem.

This is a massive crisis in our city. We are raising funds to support Greater Pittsburgh Community Bank  to support the Greater Pittsburgh Region where we live and work.  All funds raised will be used to support direct program costs and not overheads.  Your donations will make a huge difference in our community.

Please make your tax deductible donations by clicking here.

Time is of the essence so your immediate response is greatly appreciated.

Check out the video below, on our support for the First Responders

Some pictures from 2018 run

HEALTHCARE

Healthcare is the first pillar of our fund raising efforts. We are supporting healthcare for women, children and families.

EDUCATION

Our second pillar is Education. We are committed to supporting the education efforts of Women, Children and Homeless people.

FIRST RESPONDERS

We have been supporting efforts to ensure the safety of our Fire Fighters, Police Officers — by raising funds for equipment and ongoing training.

HOMELESSNESS

Homelessness has been one of the cornerstones that PIC5K has focused on since its inception, supporting organizations such as Homeless Children Education Fund, Primary Care Health Services and Mary’s Market at Chartier’s Center.

CLICK TO DONATE

Use PayPal or write a check to PIC5K.

Regular Participant: $10 per person. Free for ages 5 and below.

All the participants will receive a T-Shirt, Water and Fruits/Snacks.

Regular participants are encouraged to donate more than the suggested registration fee and help cause.

Donors: $100/$200/$300

Sponsors: Copper, Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum.

Your contributions to PIC5K are tax-deductible under IRS 501(c)3 Rules.

PITTSBURGH INDIAN COMMUNITY

We are committed to the Pittsburgh region and giving back in areas that matter – Healthcare, Education and to those who keep us safe — the First Responders.

HOW YOU CAN HELP

There are three ways you can help:

Sign-up and participate. We are looking to have at least 1,000 participants. Don’t want to run. That is OK. Walk. Showing up and participating with your family and friends is all that counts!

Be a force multiplier and increase participation. Ask your neighbors, school friends, colleagues to support you and your efforts.

Company Match Your company has a matching program. Reach out and seek their help in making a matching donation or to becoming a sponsor.

Benefiting Organizations in 2020

  • Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank
  • Hindu Jain Temple COVID-19 Fund supporting students from India

Benefiting Organizations in 2019

  • World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh
  • Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank
  • Chartier’s Center
  • STEM Coding Lab, Inc.
  • Jubilee Association, Inc

Benefiting Organizations in 2018

  • Chartier’s Center for Mary’s Market program, a food pantry for the needy
  • Family Promise of South Western Pennsylvania for their Home Again program to help transition people from homelessness to their next home
  • AP/EA program, a pre-college summer program at CMU to bridge the last gap of textbooks for students receiving scholarship
  • Small Seeds for their Mother and Son program to help them scale a proven program that brings parents and children together to make them more accountable and successful
  • Allegheny County Fire Academy, continuing the incremental funding for Backdraft Simulator
  • Pittsburgh Arts and Lectures for books for needy children, a continued commitment
  • Jewish Child and Family Service of Pittsburgh / HIAS related (Special Targeted Donation)

Benefiting Organizations in 2017

  • Allegheny County Fire Academy
  • Chartiers Center
  • Chiefs of Police Association and Allegheny County Chiefs of Police Association
  • FBI National Academy Associates (Western Pennsylvania Chapter), Western Pennsylvania
  • Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures

Benefiting Organizations in 2016

  • Chartiers Center
  • Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council
  • L.I.V.I.N.G Ministry
  • Primary Care Health Services, Inc.
  • Small Seeds Development Inc.
  • Whitehall Public Library

Benefiting Organizations in 2015

Pittsburgh Indian Community & Friends distributed $35,400 to the following Pittsburgh based non-profit organizations in 2015:

  • Beverly’s Birthdays
  • Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council
  • Homeless Children Education Fund
  • Primary Care Health Services, Inc.
  • Western Pennsylvania Police Benevolent Foundation
  • Women’s Committee of the Carnegie Museum of Art: Carnegie Literacy Day

Benefiting Organizations in 2014

  • Homeless Children Education Fund
  • Primary Care Health Services, Inc.