Grow, nourish, sustain. Together

World Food Day
October 16, 2020

Pittsburgh joins with cities from around the world to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nation’s World Food Day.

Pittsburgh’s festivities, streaming on several social media platforms, will feature cooking demonstrations, music, interviews, and the presentation of the first EAT Initiative Exceptional Service Awards, acknowledging people and organizations who have stepped up during this global pandemic.
According to Chef Claudy “The awardees are people and organizations who are champions of our local food system and passionate about ending hunger in our region. They especially stepped up during the time of crisis in recent months, and deserve to be recognized. “

World Food Day Pittsburgh will culminate with the kick off of Eat Initiative’s $10 million campaign to solve food insecurity for the Pittsburgh region. The plan, utilizing hundreds of regional partners, will utilize existing resources to fill the gaps made obvious by the recent world events.




The Schedule of Events

In person at EIC      Live      Streaming Both

10am Launch World Food Day Chef Demo
Cooking Demo with Chef Claudy, talking about the intersection of food + Tech + Med + Ed + social responsibility

11 am – 1pm Press Conference -Welcome and Introduction, presentation of EAT Initiative Exceptional Service Award
Launch the event, press conference, welcome, introduction, and acknowledgement of folks that stepped up during the pandemic.

1-4 pm Blessing Box Distribution, Hot Meals grab-and-go distribution, DJ
1-4 pm Live Streaming – programming to be worked out: cooking demos, interviews, panels, stories, etc.

Band / DJ, panel talk, more EAT Initiative Exceptional Service Awards


The time is now

Our Mission

The Empowerment Awareness & Training (E.A.T.) Initiative Inc. is a non-profit organization that believes that access to fresh produce is a basic human right. Through the EAT Initiative, we empower communities to source and procure their own food. We raise awareness around health issues and natural remedies from an up to date and holistic approach. And we conduct hospitality training in food vulnerable areas.

We Need Your Help

The EAT Initiative has set a goal to raise $10 million to commit to a food secure Pittsburgh!

The Changemaker

Meet the Chef

Chef Claudy Pierre grew up in a Haitian-American household in Brooklyn, New York. Cooking became Chef Claudy’s escape as he helped his grandmother create meals for their large family. After graduating high school, Claudy moved to Pittsburgh, PA to pursue culinary arts.

His commitment to community has resulted in partnerships with the American Heart Association, the YMCA, community organizations across the nation, and his twenty years of experience informed his hospitality ventures including Eminent Hospitality Solutions Co., Culture Bar & Restaurant, Arnold’s Coffee & Tea LLC, The EAT Initiative, the Third Meal Project, and the Food Access Network.

Amidst the COVID-19 world pandemic, Chef Claudy launched the Third Meal Project, which is a weekly meal delivery program that provides dinner, groceries, and snacks to families and elders in need.

Chef Claudy is a member of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. and a regular on KDKA’s Lynn Hayes-Freeland Show. His community is his inspiration to be the best father, brother, friend, and chef he can be.

Amidst the COVID-19 world pandemic, Chef Claudy launched the Third Meal Project, which is a weekly meal delivery program that provides dinner, groceries, and snacks to families and elders in need.

We have big plans

Our Actions are our Future.

Thanks to our partners

for helping to make this goal a reality

Win This 2020 Honda 600RR with aBS

Honda’s 2020 CBR600RR with ABS is a bike that puts the “Super” in Supersport. Six-hundreds have always been magic machines, combining sharp handling with light weight and plenty of performance. And there’s nothing like a high-revving inline four when it comes to immediate, exhilarating power delivery. Wrap that in Honda’s twin-spar aluminum chassis, add premium suspension, and you have the recipe for a machine that’s as at home on the track as it is on the street.

Purchase Your $50 Ticket/s Below

ONLY 500 Tickets are available. Get yours before its too late!


Entry purchaser must be an individual 18 years or older, legally in the United States at the time of purchase/entry.

The winning entry will be drawn live at the World Food Day celebration at the Energy Innovation Center – 1435 Bedford Ave, Floor 1, Pittsburgh, PA 15219 on October 30, 2020. Winner need not be present at the time of drawing.

Winner will be advised of the location of where to physically pick up the motorcycle by November 1st. Identification matching the name on the winning raffle ticket will be required to claim the prize.

The winner will be contacted at the time of the drawing via the phone number provided on their entry. If no phone number was provided, they will then be contacted by the address and email address provided. If the 600RR winner does not claim their prize within 5 business days, the second ticket drawn from the raffle bin on the day of the drawing will be proclaimed the winner. In the event that at least 300 tickets are not sold, each person who purchased a raffle ticket will get a prompt refund. No more than 500 tickets will be accepted. All ticket sales are final. Winners need not be present to win. By purchasing a raffle ticket for entry into the World Food Day Raffle, participants agree to the Official Rules and decisions made by E.A.T., which are final and binding in all respects.


2020 Honda 600RR. The E.A.T. Initiative is responsible for the purchase of the motorcycle only.

The Motorcycle Winner is responsible for any and all sales tax, Title Fees. Licensing fees and federal taxes, and transportation. All winners will receive a 1099 form from The E.A.T. Initiative. The E.A.T. Initiative is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization. 100% of the proceeds after expenses go to The E.A.T. Initiative.

We Reserve The Right

The E.A.T. Initiative reserves the right to cancel this raffle and no prize will be awarded if LESS THAN 300 RAFFLE TICKETS ARE SOLD. In the event this raffle has to be canceled, all money will be refunded to the purchaser of the raffle ticket. Identification matching the name on the raffle ticket will be required for a refund.

There are only 500 tickets available. Most people are be purchasing at least 2 tickets so the chance of you winning are favorable.

There is no limit to the number of Raffle Tickets an individual may purchase. Tickets are only valid for the drawing held on October 16th, 2020.


By participating in the WorldFood Day Raffle, entrants agree to release and hold harmless E.A.T. Initiative and all employees of E.A.T. Initiative, for all liabilities regarding the The World Food Day Raffle. The World Food Day Raffle is not responsible for any incorrect, misused language, technical errors, or human errors in processing The World Food Day Raffle.

Our Produce

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