By: KDKA-TV News Staff
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — As the pandemic drags on, the need is still great in our area and the community continues to step up and help.READ MORE: McDonald's Workers Across Country To Walk Off Job On Tuesday After Sexual Assault Of 14-Year-Old Girl At Bethel Park Store
On Saturday, the group Minority Veterans of America and the Steelers teamed up to help out those who needed a hand.READ MORE: Report: Pittsburgh Has A Lot Of Candy Stores But Not Many Trick-Or-Treaters
Not only did they give out food, but the group handed out pet supplies and personal care products as well.
“Nationally, veterans make up about 11% of the homeless population, and in Pittsburgh, it’s about 33%. So there is a real need here, especially with COVID and all of that, people have really been struggling,” said Nathan Porter.MORE NEWS: 17-Year-Old Charged With Homicide In Connection To Deadly Penn Hills Shooting In 2020
More than 5,000 pounds of food were handed out to the community at the event on Saturday.