Pens Coach Mike Sullivan Covers Cost Of Groceries For Two Senior Shoppers At Giant Eagle

The Penguins have been doing their part to help the greater Pittsburgh community during the COVID-19 pandemic

Andrew Limberg
May 05, 2020 - 3:26 pm

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PITTSBURGH (93.7 The Fan) - Penguins players have been doing their part to help the greater Pittsburgh community during the COVID-19 pandemic, now the head coach is getting in on the act.

On Tuesday morning, Penguins head coach Mike Sullivan surprised two shoppers at the Waterfront Giant Eagle and South Hills Market District with free groceries during the designated senior shopping hour from 6-7 a.m.

The shoppers were alerted while they were checking out that Sullivan had already covered the cost of their groceries.

“We have been so proud to see the generosity of the Pittsburgh community throughout this challenging time,” Sullivan said. “My wife, Kate, and I wanted to do something for those at higher risk for the illness.  We know that most seniors live on fixed incomes and have to worry more about getting out in general, so it is our hope that we were able to give them a little relief during a stressful time.”

Giant Eagle offers a private shopping hour to those 60 and older Monday through Wednesday at participating locations.

The Sullivans asked Giant Eagle to pick two stores with a high amount of foot traffic during that hour.

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