Great Garden Giveaway Offers Plants, Seeds and Hope to Local Families
Allegheny County Controller’s Office, Local Law Firm and Other Sponsors Join Forces to Combat Hunger
Chelsa Wagner, Allegheny County Controller
Leech Tishman, Commercial Pittsburgh-based Law Firm
Lisa Scales, CEO, Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank
Julie Pezzino, Executive Director, Grow Pittsburgh
WHAT: Great Garden Giveaway Kickoff Event, providing plants and seeds to eligible attendees of “Produce to People” food distributions, usually between 400-800 families
WHEN: 4 p.m., Tuesday, May 20, 2014
WHERE: Sheraden: Pittsburgh Langley School, 2940 Sheraden Boulevard
WHY: This Tuesday people will be waiting in lines, perhaps hoping at the polls to cast a vote for a better future, and perhaps hoping, at the Great Garden Giveaway, for a future without want.
The Great Garden Giveaway provides plants, seeds and supplies to residents to encourage them to grow their own produce. The support of the County Controller’s office, Leech Tishman and other new sponsors enabled this increasingly popular three-year-old program to be offered at more distribution sites, to more families this year.
HOW: Press conference will be held rain or shine. Questions can be directed to:
Office of the Controller of Allegheny County