#TOGETHERAPARTPGH VIRTUAL 5K – June 6-12

The Greenfield Glide will be conducted virtually in 2021. We look forward to welcoming you back to the start line in 2022.

#TOGETHERAPARTPGH VIRTUAL 5K’s #JuneEdition will showcase the City’s scenic parks and diverse neighborhoods by bringing together two beloved community footraces – Greenfield Glide and Riverview Park 5K – in a convenient alternate format. Register online, run a 5K course (options include traditional courses or a course you develop yourself ) and then receive your souvenir race shirt in the mail.

https://pittsburghpa.gov/events/glide/index.html


Free Drive Up Food Distributions

Happy Spring!!  The Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank released dates for their next round of Free Drive Up Food Distributions.

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Who qualifies for assistance?
There is no required proof of eligibility and anyone is eligible for food. Your information will only be used to provide you food and help us improve your service. This information is subject to change.

What if I don’t have a car?
For the safety of those at the event, walk-ups are not permitted at drive-up distributions. If you do not have a vehicle, you may have another individual drive you to pick up food.

Each household must complete a reservation to receive food.
The same car and license plate can be used up to three times for the same event. There are no exceptions to one reservation getting one share of food. For one car to get two or three shares of food, the car must have more than one family or household.

How do I make a reservation?
Go to pittsburghfoodbank.org/get-help/ drive-up/ or call the Food Bank at 412-460-3663, ext. 655. Reservations open 4 weeks before each event and close at 5 p.m. the day before the distribution. The car’s license plate number is required at the time of making a reservation. A limited number of extra food shares will be available for those without a reservation on a first come, first served basis. A reservation is the only way to guarantee you will receive food.

🟢🟢 Drive-Up Food Distributions March – June 2021 Calendar 🟢🟢


Jingle Twinkle 2020: Greenfield Lights Up!

✨ ❄️ The Greenfield Community Association is proud to present Greenfield Jingle Twinkle 2020, a FREE online holiday event hosted on our Facebook page.

2020 has been a hard year. We all need a little cheer to brighten our nights so 📸 join us in submitting a picture or video of your outdoor holiday decorations. Neighbors can vote on their favorite decorations and winners will get bragging rights for a year. (No prizes will be given, this is just for fun 🙂.)

❇️ When to post – NOW until December 28, 2020
❇️ Submit your entry by sharing your photo/video to our Facebook event page (under the Discussion tab). Please keep all posts “G Rated”. If you don’t have Facebook, email info@gcapgh.org and we’ll post it for you.
❇️ Include which category you would like to enter.
Categories:
Simple and Beautiful
Vintage Decor
Creative Inflatables
Traditionally Elegant
Show Stopper

Neighbors can vote by liking a Facebook post.

🏆 The pictures/videos with the most likes in each category will be crowned “Greenfield Jingle Twinkle Palace 2020”. The houses will be featured on the GCA website, Facebook page and newsletter and give the winners bragging rights for a year! GCA will announce the winners on Dec 29, 2020.

🟢 More fun 🟢
Driving/walking map of the decorations:
The GCA will create a Google map of the houses so you can enjoy some fun driving or walking the neighborhood.

Submit your house here: https://docs.google.com/…/1FAIpQLScaDd4xL4AJbS…/viewform

🧣🧤Put on some holiday music, grab a hot chocolate and start a new tradition.

Here’s a link to the event on our Facebook page –> https://www.facebook.com/events/696696847948982

Greenfield Portal Holiday Lights 2020

Drive Up Food Distributions, Nov & Dec 2020

During the months of November and December 2020 the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank will hold drive-up food distributions to provide individuals and families with at least 50 pounds of food in one or more pre-packed boxes.

Anyone is eligible for food. There is no required proof of eligibility.

Each household must complete a reservation to receive food. Your information will only be used to provide you food and help us improve your service.

To make a reservation, go online to https://www.pittsburghfoodbank.org/get-help/drive-up/ or call the Food Bank at 412-460-3663, ext. 456.

Reservations open 4 weeks before each event and close at 5 p.m. the day before the distribution.

Click here to download the flyer including event calendar and locations for Drive-Up Food Distributions this fall.


City of Pittsburgh Trick Or Treat Info

Jack O’Lanterns (photo from Wikimedia Commons)

Every year the City of Pittsburgh issues a press release with information on Trick or Treating date and times. This year’s release includes guidelines for the COVID pandemic.

See the press release here. It is also quoted below:

PITTSBURGH, PA (October 5, 2020) The City of Pittsburgh welcomes upcoming trick-or-treating this Halloween but urges residents to follow safety protocols during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. 

The official trick-or-treating hours will be 5-7 p.m. on Saturday, October 31, but following guidelines issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention many behaviors will have to change this year. 

Residents are urged to: 

  • Trick-or-treat only with family members 
  • Wear cloth facemasks as well as Halloween masks 
  • Carry hand sanitizer 
  • Distribute candy by leaving it outside, and not have in-person and face-to-face interactions at the door 
  • Follow social distancing on sidewalks, and when approaching homes where others are getting candy 
  • Not attend indoor costume parties 

Like any other year, motorists are asked to be especially vigilant on Halloween night, decrease speeds and increase awareness of trick-or-treating children and families. 


Ronald Street Garden: Thank You, Volunteers!

Volunteers clear the Ronald Street garden, 24 Oct 2020 (photo by David Cashmere)

26 October 2020

From David Cashmere, GCA Board member and Public Spaces Committee, 26 October 2020:

The GCA-Public Spaces Committee wants to thank and recognize all the volunteers who helped this year. It was fantastic to work with familiar and new volunteers! Considering the Covid circumstances we were always pleasantly surprised by community involvement.

The timing was excellent this month to pull these gardens and prepare the local green spaces for Spring. We can’t wait for the Spring Blooms of 2021.

Good Job Greenfield!

— David Cashmere, GCA
Ronald Street Garden, ready for winter, 24 Oct 2020 (photo by David Cashmere)