Here’s how you can support organizations and efforts helping people affected by the coronavirus outbreak

Street sign that reads "Kindness Zone"

(Photo by Lisa Cunningham/Pittsburgh City Paper)

The novel coronavirus is changing how we live and work in very disruptive ways.

These organizations are helping to provide food, money and other assistance to those impacted by the shutdowns.

Here are some ways you can contribute:

Food assistance:

Financial assistance:

Helping affected workers and businesses:



  • Check in on a senior buddy or help if they get sick as part of the Lawrenceville/Bloomfield/Garfield "Buddy" System.
  • Drive for South West Meals On Wheels. Volunteers are needed as many of the volunteers are seniors who have been encouraged to stay home. Kitchen help is also needed.
  • Call to check on seniors you know who may be feeling isolated or fearful. Also follow CDC and WHO guidelines to reduce the spread of coronavirus.
  • Send a note or a card that will be shared with residents, patients and team members of the Presbyterian SeniorCare Network. Visit for details.
  • Volunteer to assist with deliveries and to make friendly phone calls to seniors. Register here.
  • Make check-in calls or deliver food and medication to seniors in need as part of an effort by Archangel Gabriel Parish in Mckees Rocks/Stowe/Kennedy/Robinson area.



The Incline, NEXTpittsburgh, Pittsburgh City Paper, Kidsburgh and PublicSource collaborated to build this resource. Email with suggested additions to this list. This page was last updated on May 27, 2020.

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