WQED and Giant Eagle Present Community Champions

We see them every day and we feel their impact. They devote their time, talents and resources to making this world a better place for all of us. In a unique collaboration, Giant Eagle and WQED have teamed up to recognize some of the people and organizations in our region who are dedicated to making a difference.

What Makes A Community Champion?

The Community Champions initiative will feature change-makers whose commitment, passion, and leadership are improving the lives of individuals and the well-being of our communities. Each month, we will feature a video profile of a person and/or organization who exemplifies outstanding spirit and commitment in their chosen field.

Our Latest Community Champion - April 2023

Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank

Charlese McKinney, Chief Program Officer

GPCFB staff members Phylliss Johnson, Charlese McKinney, Kelly Schlick and Callie Robinson

The Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank has excelled at providing food for the regions neighbors since 1980. Fighting to end hunger in western PA from their Duquesne headquarters, their work goes beyond the sourcing and delivery of food. The Food Bank works with 1000-plus partners over 11 counties driving anti-hunger initiatives, improving nutrition and stabilizing lives. For more information on GPCFB, visit them at pittsburghfoodbank.org

Our First Community Champion

Tammy Thompson and Catapult Greater Pittsburgh

Tammy Thompson, Executive Director, Catapult Greater Pittsburgh

Catapult Greater Pittsburgh Staff

Tammy Thompson, Executive Director, Catapult of Greater Pittsburgh, is a veteran in the battle for economic justice and independence for women and families of color. Catapult Greater Pittsburgh works to clear pathways to economic sustainability in several ways: They help strengthen diverse communities through financial literacy, entrepreneurial training and mentoring and support for business ownership. They help to overcome food insecurity by working in the community and partnering with area organizations. And Catapult revitalizes neighborhoods through reducing barriers to home ownership, peer-to-peer support and asset building. For more information on Catapult, visit them at catapultpittsburgh.org.

WQED and Giant Eagle Present Community Champions 2023: a collaboration that celebrates and supports people and organizations who are doing good in our communities.