19:08 PM

Pa. Members Help Distribute 1,360 Boxed Meals

Capt. Floyd Kish
Assistant Public Affairs Officer
Pennsylvania Wing

 Pennsylvania Wing emergency services ground team helped distribute boxes of food at Pittsburgh International Race Complex, filling some 680 cars on May 2.

Two dozen senior members and cadets aged 12-18 worked with volunteers from the Pittsburgh International Race Complex and the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank to load and distribute 1,360 boxed meals in just a few hours. Some meals contained such items as canned foods and dry cooking materials, and the others were frozen kits containing fish, meat and poultry. Each vehicle received about 40 meals of community food bank items.

This mission was conducted at the request of the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency.

“We’re very proud of these CAP cadet volunteers,” said Maj. Gen. Brian Simpler, Air National Guard assistant to the Commander, First Air Force. “We know that assisting their fellow citizens in Pittsburgh is an honor they take to heart. These cadets are making a tremendous positive difference in our response to this pandemic.”

Working alongside the volunteers were U.S. Rep. Conor Lamb and Wampum Mayor Jesse Altman. Col. Kevin Berry, Pennsylvania Wing commander, was present as well.

Photos by Capt. Floyd Kish