PITTSBURGH -- The Chaffin Luhana Law Firm is partnering with Pittsburgh area and other national businesses to help feed Pittsburgh children and families in need during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Chaffin Luhana plans to hand out 10,000 sandwiches next week.
Beginning at 9 a.m. on Monday, March 23, a custom-created drive-through service will be operating at the Oakmont Bakery.
All volunteers will use sterile gloves to ensure a germ-free process.
Turkey, roast beef, and cheese sandwiches will be offered until they run out.
“Our law firm's original goal was to talk with 10,000 Pittsburgh area school students about the dangers of distracted driving in April,” explains Eric Chaffin, managing partner of Chaffin Luhana and CLF Trustee.
“The talks were scheduled and we had exciting things planned, but then COVID-19 hit and schools closed. We quickly saw kids at home going hungry. So, we went from talking, to taking action to feed them. And since our law firm is national—with offices in New York City and Pittsburgh—we are able to tap into some great resources."
Chaffin Luhana is teaming with Nations Best Deli Meats (Bronx, NY), Oakmont Bakery, Lamagna Cheese, Sam's Club, Schneider's Bakery, Giant Eagle, Oakmont Deli, Bird Dog's Sports Bar, Turner's Dairy, Utz, 412 Food Rescue and Tambellini Event Catering along with several media partners.
“This idea started when schools were closing, we saw kids who would go hungry and what was happening in the restaurant industry—there was an opportunity to get kids fed and at the same time support these businesses and their employees,” explains Chaffin.
“We are so thankful to those who have stepped up and are doing something good for the kids and families in Pittsburgh with us. Their dedication to helping these children has been pivotal to helping our firm and foundation achieve its goal of positively impacting kids,” adds firm partner Roopal Luhana.
For more information on the Chaffin Luhana Foundation’s #10KSandwiches Food Drive, visit chaffinluhanafoundation.org/10k-sandwiches.