By: KDKA-TV News Staff

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Farmers across the Pittsburgh area are teaming up with the food bank to help families in need.

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The effort will make local produce more accessible to those families.

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Volunteers will gather produce donations each week from farmers’ markets then deliver them to food pantries.

On Thursday, they dropped off donations at the Allegheny Health Network Healthy Food Center.

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The AHN Healthy Food Center acts as a “food pharmacy” where patients can get nutritious foods.