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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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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


  • End of Summer Cookout
    Energy Innovation Center
    Aug 28, 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
    Energy Innovation Center, 1435 Bedford Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15219, USA
  • World Food Day 2021
    Location is TBD
    Oct 16, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM
    Location is TBD
  • World Food Day 2021 Gala
    Energy Innovation Center
    Oct 17, 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Energy Innovation Center, 1435 Bedford Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15219, USA

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