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

World Food Day
October 16, 2021

The EAT Initiative will be hosting Pittsburgh’s World Food Day on October 16th, 2021. Pittsburgh joins with cities from around the world to celebrate the 76th anniversary of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nation’s World Food Day.

This year, Pittsburgh’s festivities, streaming on several social media platforms, will feature cooking demonstrations, music, interviews, and the presentation of  The EAT Initiative Exceptional Service Awards, acknowledging people and organizations who fight food insecurity.

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 $1 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 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 $1 million 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 partners

for helping to make this goal a reality

Our Produce

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