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:

Leech Tishman
Mala Mason

Greater Pittsburgh Food Bank
Ron Cichowicz

Grow Pittsburgh
Marisa Manheim

Office of the Controller of Allegheny County
Stephanie Sikora