VOLUNTEER TO HELP RESTAURANT FAMILIES

A volunteer assembles packages at our Distribution Center. Through our Distribution Center initiative, we have delivered thousands of care packages, 16000+ lbs of pet food, 30000+ diapers, and 3000 meals donated by the community.

Pittsburgh Restaurant Workers Aid is a completely volunteer driven organization. Since March 16th, our organization has operated thanks to hundreds of dedicated volunteers committed to supporting the restaurant industry during the COVID-19 crisis. As the crisis continues during the summer, the seesaw of regulations hitting our industry along with limited workplace protection has continued to put our industry in a vulnerable position. Many of our coworkers are not back to work and the folks that were asked to return are experiencing unsafe conditions, drastically lower wages, and more.

We need help from the Greater Pittsburgh community in order to continue to provide aid for our service industry. Please consider signing up to volunteer through delivering care packages, assembling care packages, or phone banking.

Interested in volunteering but are not available for an upcoming shift?
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Deliver care packages to restaurant families in the area

Sign up to help serve the restaurant community by delivering care packages to folks in need.  All you need is a mask, a car, and 1 -2 hrs of volunteer time.  Once you sign up for a shift, you will come to our warehouse location at 6091 Lynn Way, Pittsburgh, PA 15208.  Please call (412) 376 – 7327 when you arrive at the location.  You will remain in your car until a volunteer is able to help.  Please remember to maintain social distancing practices and keep all deliveries contactless.  

Upcoming Delivery Opportunities

Tuesday, August 11th, 2020 | 4:30 PM
Sign up to deliver care packages at 4:30 PM

Tuesday, August 11th, 2020 | 5:30 PM
Sign up to deliver care packages at 5:30 PM

Wednesday, August 12th, 2020 | 4:00 PM
Sign up to deliver care packages at 4:00 PM

Thursday, August 13th, 2020 | 3:30 PM
Sign up to deliver care packages at 3:30 PM

Friday, August 14th, 2020 | 3:30 PM
Sign up to deliver care packages at 3:30 PM

Friday, August 14th, 2020 | 6:00 PM
Sign up to deliver care packages at 6:00 PM

Saturday, August 15th, 2020 | 3:30 PM
Sign up to deliver pet care supplies at 3:30 PM

Saturday, August 15th, 2020 | 5:00 PM
Sign up to deliver pet care supplies at 5:00 PM

Saturday, August 15th, 2020 | 6:30 PM
Sign up to deliver pet care supplies at 6:30 PM

Assemble care packages at our Distribution Center

Come to the Distribution Center to help organize, assemble, and create care packages with our staff members. You will help facilitate deliveries by preparing packages specific to each route and bringing packages to the loading dock. You will arrive at 6091 Lynn Way, Pittsburgh, PA 15208. Please call (412) 376 – 7327 when you arrive so our staff can come down to let you in.
Please note you will be in a room with an volunteer. We ask all volunteer to maintain social distancing practices and wear a mask the entire time you are in the building.

Upcoming Opportunities

Thursday, August 13th, 2020 | 2:30 PM
Sign up to help us assemble packages
this Thursday!

Friday, August 14th, 2020 | 2:30 PM
Sign up to help us assemble packages
this Friday!

Saturday, August 15th, 2020 | 2:30 PM
Sign up to help us assemble packages
this Saturday!

Make phone calls to restaurant families

Help us make calls to restaurant families in the area to make sure they are receiving the resources they need. This volunteer opportunity can occur remotely from the comfort of your home. During our phone banks, we will join a group of volunteers and stay on Zoom while we make calls. A brief training will occur at the beginning of each phone bank.
For the month of August, we will be focusing on reaching out to folks that have signed up to receive small emergency cash grants through our Emergency Fund. We will confirm information with recipients and ask if they need any additional resources.

Thursday, August 13th, 2020 | 5:45 PM
Sign up to make calls