PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Tuesday was a celebration for a woman who has done so much for to help so many people.   

Thirty years ago, Joyce Rothermel co-founded The Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank and this summer she is retiring as CEO.

The Food Bank celebrated three decades of her passion, commitment and contributions she put into her community and into fighting hunger.  She has made such an impact at the food bank over the years and she has overseen the distribution of nearly 400-million pounds of food to struggling local families.

Congressmen, senators, mayors and county commissioners all recognized Rothermel’s efforts.  She has achieved so much that her friend and colleague quoted Mother Theresa, ” ‘I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to make many ripples.’ And what ripples you have made in your life and in the community that you serve.”

Although the celebration was in honor of Joyce, she said the credit goes to her staff and all those who have partnered and helped with the food bank.

Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank

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