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.

Junior World Food Day

World Food Day Poster Contest

If you’re aged between 5 and 19, we want to hear from you! Use your imagination and create a poster showing a world where no one is left behind, and everyone has access to affordable, nutritious food. 

Submit your entry by filling out the form on before  4  November 2022. 

Children’s Activity Book

Imagine a world where no one is left behind…

Become a food hero and make that world a reality! Discover how you can help build a better, more sustainable future for all and take action to make our food and agriculture more sustainable with the World Food Day Activity Book. 

Read it and learn about this year’s theme before entering the Poster Contest.

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.