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Our Goal, Vision & Commitment

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The Empowerment, Awareness, & Training (E.A.T.) Initiative, Inc. is a non-profit organization that empowers food-insecure communities throughout the Pittsburgh, PA region to source, procure, and prepare their own healthy food.

At the E.A.T. Initiative, we believe that access to fresh produce and healthy food options is a basic human right.

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Click the image above to download our Annual Impact Report!


  • World Food Day 2023
    World Food Day 2023
    Mon, Oct 16
    Gentlemen's Factory
    Oct 16, 2023, 7:00 PM – Oct 17, 2023, 7:00 PM
    Gentlemen's Factory, 81 Willoughby St 7th Floor, Brooklyn, NY 11201, USA
    Join the EAT Initiative for our fourth annual celebration of World Food Day 2023.
  • Blessing Boxes & Bouquets💐
    Blessing Boxes & Bouquets💐
    Sat, May 07
    May 07, 2022, 9:00 AM
    Pittsburgh, 1435 Bedford Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15219, USA
    Y’all know how we love our Mothers! Join us on Saturday for our food distribution #BlessingBoxesandBouqets💐⁣
  • Oh Give THANKS!
    Oh Give THANKS!
    Thu, Nov 18
    EIC Kitchen
    Nov 18, 2021, 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM
    EIC Kitchen, 1435 Bedford Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15219, USA
    Join The EAT Initiative and friends for our first annual turkey giveaway! Visit our website to sign up to receive a turkey for your thanksgiving dinner!
  • World Food Day 2021
    World Food Day 2021
    Sun, Oct 17
    Centre Heldman Parking Lot
    Oct 17, 2021, 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM EDT
    Centre Heldman Parking Lot, 1850 Centre Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15219, USA
  • The People's Health & Wellness Cookout Weekend
    The People's Health & Wellness Cookout Weekend
    Sat, Aug 28
    The Hill District
    Aug 28, 2021, 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM
    The Hill District, Centre Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15219

This year, partnership and collaborations across the world made our second annual #EATWorldFoodDay better than we could've ever imagined. We would like to send another huge "Thank You!" to all of our partners and contributors for showing up and showing out! 

Visit our Facebook page to catch the full virtual presentation!

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Featured News


EAT Initiative Receives The Starbucks Neighborhood Grant


PNC Bank 2020 Impact Award Recognizes Chef Claudy Pierre’s E.A.T. Initiative


The First Project On Pittsburgh’s Lower Hill Creeps Closer To Approval


Changemakers Spotlight: Meet Chef Claudy Pierre


Pittsburgh Earth Day's VEGED with guest Chef Claudy Pierre


How Black business owners in Pittsburgh are coping amid the pandemic


Chef Claudy Pierre discusses importance of soup joumou, feeding his community


Meet some of the people feeding Americans during the pandemic


"One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.”

Virginia Woolf, A Room of One's Own

Our Partners

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We're Turning Pittsburgh into the first Food Secure City in the country. 

And we need your help.
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