Grow, nourish, sustain. Together

World Food Day
October 16, 2021

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.

Empowerment

Awareness

Training

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.

Thanks to our partners

for helping to make this goal a reality

Our Produce

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Vegetable

Fruit

Dairy