Blanket & Winter Clothing Drive for Jubilee Association

Allegheny County’s Ninth Annual Blanket & Winter Clothing Drive to benefit the Jubilee Association will be held Wednesday, November 17, through Friday, November 19.  Blankets and warm clothing will be collected in the lobby of the County Office Building at 542 Forbes Avenue in Downtown Pittsburgh from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. each day.

Allegheny County executives say they are proud to once again partner with the Jubilee Association, which has been a consistent source of essential services and resources for those in need.  During the last eight years, the community has donated truck loads of items, which have been distributed by the Jubilee Association.  Executive Director Sister Liguori Rossner says they will need additional assistance this year.

“We have seen more needs surfacing as the economy tries to recover,” said Rossner. “We are seeing more people come in for assistance who are not our regular visitors to the soup kitchen.  Some have lost their jobs and are waiting for their unemployment compensation to begin.  They need help with basic needs as they fight to hold onto their homes.  We are very grateful for the generosity of those who continue to donate gently-used and new items.  They do make a real difference in the lives of others.”

The Jubilee Association began as a soup kitchen in Downtown Pittsburgh 31 years ago.  Today, it continues to serve hot meals year round and also provides a health clinic, job center, adult education program, child care center, food bank, and prison ministry at the County Jail.

Polish Hill residents may know that Jubilee Kitchen runs a food pantry at 3103 Brereton Street.  They distribute on Wednesdays; for more information, call 412.683.0739.