Cars Line Up for Pittsburgh Food Bank Outside PPG Paints Arena

More than 1,300 vehicles waited in line for emergency food distribution in Pittsburgh on April 10, according to the Post Gazette, as efforts took place nationwide to help those affected by the economic impact of the coronavirus.

The Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank held their distribution event at the PPG Paints Arena, home of the Pittsburgh Penguins ice hockey team.

In this video, a Pittsburgh resident describes how she arrived an hour before the food bank was due to begin at 10 am and she was waiting in “the eighth row over from the top” of the line of cars.

People were required to stay in their vehicles to main safe social distancing, and each vehicle received two boxes of dry, shelf-stable food, which is approximately 50 pounds in total, WTAE reported

As of April 10, there were 19,979 confirmed cases of the coronavirus in Pennsylvania, and 416 deaths, according to the state’s Department of Health. Credit: Rae Hopkins via Storyful