Our actions are our future.

Better production, better nutrition, a better environment, and a better life.

EAT World Food Day 2021

The EAT World Food Day 2021 event was a great success!

Thank you to all who attended!

Be sure to mark your calendars for next year’s World Food Day on October 16th, 2022! 

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Be sure to check out Our World Food Day Food Insecurity Roundtable video below!




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. Our mission is to ensure that all of our food-insecure neighbors have access to fresh produce and healthy, sustainable food options, while also raising our communities’ awareness of up-to-date, culturally relevant, and holistic food practices. Since 2015, we have worked towards these dual missions through meal and produce distribution, cooking demonstrations, and culinary and hospitality training, among other essential food-related activities.

We Need Your Help

The EAT Initiative has set a goal to raise $100,000 to commit to a food secure Pittsburgh!

The Changemaker

Claudy Pierre

In a Haitian-American household in Brooklyn, 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.  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 40 Under 40 recipient, member of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc., an Ambassador for the American Heart Association, and a regular on KDKA’s Lynn Hayes-Freeland Show. He is a father, brother, friend and chef, committed to being the best he can be. 

Thanks to our Sponsors & partners

for helping to make this goal a reality

Our Produce

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