Energy Innovation Center, LP announces new tenant: Macedonia Family & Community Enrichment
Pittsburgh Gateways Corporation (PGC) is proud to announce Macedonia Family & Community Enrichment Center (FACE) as a new tenant to the Energy Innovation Center. They are involved at the EIC in multiple ways renting office space in the Pittsburgh Green Innovators (PGI) Co-Workshop as well as a tenant in the EIC Commercial Kitchen.
Macedonia FACE is currently running their Meals on Wheels senior service through the EIC Commercial Kitchen where they are packaging and distributing meals three days a week (Monday, Wednesday and Friday) to over 170 consumers each day. The Meals on Wheels program services ten (10) communities in the Pittsburgh area including the Hill District, Downtown, Southside, Squirrel Hill and others. “The team at Macedonia FACE is elated to call the Energy Innovation Center home to our Meals on Wheels operation. The updated kitchen enables us to serve nearly 1,000 meals to senior citizens each week. We are appreciative of this partnership which enables us to serve the community more productively”, states Trisha M. Gadson, PhD, Chief Executive Officer of Macedonia FACE.
Macedonia FACE, a community based outgrowth of Macedonia Church of Pittsburgh, PA, was founded in 1994. In recognition of the needs of the community, the church under the visionary leadership of the late Senior Pastor Jason A. Barr, Jr., created this 501(c)(3) non-profit organization to strengthen and empower the community. Their mission is to encourage the development of healthy families. They execute a variety of programs including family case management, educational and youth-based services and enrichment programming, HIV case management, senior services such as Meals on Wheels and shuttle services, and most recently the Macedonia FACE Active for Life Senior Center.
In 2009, the Board of Directors of Macedonia FACE worked to develop and implement a strategic plan aimed at rekindling and revamping services and programs. As a result, the governance Committee of the Board recruited several new Board members who offered a diversity of skills and renewed commitment to provide quality services to the community. Ongoing strategic planning occurs every three years. Along with a very active and engaged board, they currently have over 30 employees.
Pittsburgh Gateways is proud to work alongside Macedonia FACE, an organization dedicated to helping and serving the Hill District Community. And we look forward to more ways that we can collaborate in the future. Elizabeth Harrison, PGC’s Business Operations Manager, relates that “Macedonia FACE’s use of the EIC Commercial Kitchen is the perfect first piece of PGC’s plan to utilize our food production facilities to produce and distribute nutrition throughout the community”.
For more information on Macedonia FACE, please visit their website: http://www.macedoniaface.org/