Tackling Food Insecurity in Beaver County with the Pittsburgh Steelers, Shell Polymers

Tackling Food Insecurity in Beaver County with the Pittsburgh Steelers

Shell Polymers and the Pittsburgh Steelers partnered together to distribute food and other disaster relief supplies at the Community College of Beaver County

By Shell Polymers on Oct 15, 2020

On September 18, 2020, Shell Polymers and the Pittsburgh Steelers partnered together to distribute food and other disaster relief supplies at the Community College of Beaver County (CCBC).

Leveraging its long-time partnership with the Steelers, Shell Polymers obtained a truckload of food and other supplies from the national arm of Convoy of Hope. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Convoy of Hope1 has distributed millions of meals to hundreds of communities across the nation as part of its “Beyond 10 Million Meals” initiative.

Drive-thru distribution began at 9 a.m. and remained open until supplies ran out using a no-contact process, where volunteers observed CDC and state health guidelines and recommendations.

Former Steelers defensive players Arthur Moats and Chris Hoke volunteered at the food drive. In the official team press release, Chris Hoke commented, "Over the years this area has been so wonderful to me and my family. When you feel gratitude and appreciation, you always want to give back and help. That is where my heart is, having a desire to help those going through difficult times right now because of the pandemic and the situation we are in right now.”

Chris Hoke (left), Arthur Moats (right) and a Shell Polymers volunteer wait with bags of food and supplies. Photo courtesy of Patti Conley and the BCT staff.²
Chris Hoke (left), Arthur Moats (right) and a Shell Polymers volunteer wait with bags of food and supplies. Photo courtesy of Patti Conley and the BCT staff.²

Moats elaborated, "When you think about everything that is going on, and especially the people that haven't been able to get back on their feet because of the pandemic, any time you are able to lend a helping hand, whether it's your resources or your time, you want to jump at the opportunity. Especially right now when there is so much uncertainty with everything that is going on. You want to at least be able to take that pressure off of people to have the resources they need."

"Shell Polymers is proud to partner with the Steelers in this endeavor to help our neighbors in need during this challenging time. - Michael Marr, Shell External Relations advisor

Shell External Relations advisor, Michael Marr, added "Shell Polymers is proud to partner with the Steelers in this endeavor to help our neighbors in need during this challenging time. We thank the Community College of Beaver County for hosting the event, and we thank Convoy of Hope for bringing their philanthropic program and a truckload of food and supplies to Beaver County.''3

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Shell Polymers’ volunteers loading food and supplies into a community member’s trunk.
Shell Polymers’ volunteers loading food and supplies into a community member’s trunk.

In the words of vice president, Hillary Mercer, “Shell Polymers wants to be a part of the community here. We want to be here for the next 30-40 years, so we want to help the community through COVID-19.”

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1 https://www.convoyofhope.org/
https://www.timesonline.com/picture-gallery/news/2020/09/19/steelers-shell-host-food-distribution-ccbc/5827965002/
3 https://www.steelers.com/news/the-need-is-still-strong

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