Pirates players sent 400 pizzas and other Italian food to workers at Allegheny General Hospital Monday afternoon.
The players wanted to support local small businesses as well as say thank you to the front line healthcare providers, so they purchased 300 pizzas from Slice on Broadway, located at PNC Park, as well as 300 pizzas and 10 large trays of pasta from Pizzeria Davide in the Strip District.
The players organized the gesture through the team group text.
"We want to stay connected to Pittsburgh," Jameson Taillon told DK Pittsburgh Sports. "The fans and people of the city have been so great to us. So we brainstormed ideas on how we can show some gratitude."
Taillon helped organize the event and was the one who initially reached out to the Pirates about the idea.
Pirates employees helped deliver the food to the hospital entrance in waves in order to minimize the risk of potentially spreading coronavirus. Hospital employees took the food inside and served it.
"Us players found it important in a time of chaos to take care of those looking out for all of us," Joe Musgrove said in a tweet: