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

Virginia Woolf, A Room of One's Own

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

And we need your help.