Nov. 22, 2012
PITTSBURGH – Members of the Pitt women’s basketball team delivered hundreds of food items on Wednesday afternoon to the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank in Duquesne, Pa.
The team packed items collected last week at the Petersen Events Center as part of the Star 100.7 drive to ‘Pack the Pete’ and help those in need this holiday season. The food drive – which featured a week-long (Nov. 12-16) live broadcast from 100.7 personalities – raised over 5,000 pounds of food.
The student-athletes and Pitt women’s basketball support staff loaded up vehicles in the Petersen Events Center loading dock and handed them off, unloading at the Greater Pittsburgh Food Bank headquarters.
Pitt will team with Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank and UPMC Health Plan on Sunday, Dec. 16 for the sixth-annual Hometown versus Hunger contest. The Panthers host Rider at 1 p.m. Fans who bring a bag of non-perishable items to the game will be admitted for just $1. Season ticket holders will receive a coupon for 30 percent off at the Pitt Team Store or a ‘buddy pass’ for $1.