The FOCUS Summer Feeding Program at Holy Trinity Church

Through the provision of social and human development services, FOCUS North America helps the poor and needy in North America. We bring communities, parishes, and partners together in hands-on activities – uniting giver and the underserved — to help transform all of our lives and break the cycle of poverty that afflicts so many in our society..

FOCUS North America

About the FOCUS Summer Feeding Program

Over 15 million children in the United States­—including over 45,000 in Allegheny County—struggle with hunger because they do not have regular access to nutritious and affordable food. Young people are particularly vulnerable to the consequences of food insecurity. Each month these families are faced with a difficult decision: pay the rent or buy groceries. And in this situation, paying the rent always wins — because it is easier to be hungry than homeless.  While the reach of federal nutrition programs is significant, thousands of food-insecure Pittsburgh children still go hungry, especially during the summer months when there are no free or reduced school lunch programs. There are long-term impacts of child hunger that extend beyond the discomfort of being hungry. Food-insecure children, according to Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank, are more likely to suffer in areas of education and behavior. This summer, through its Summer Feeding Program, FOCUS will serve thousands of meals across the country inn seven cities, including Pittsburgh.

Holy Trinity Church Selected as Pittsburgh Host Site

FOCUS North America and Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, Pittsburgh, are pleased to announce that Holy Trinity Church will become the FOCUS Summer Feeding Program Host Site for Pittsburgh starting in June 2017.  Each week from mid-June through mid-August, a team of local volunteers from Holy Trinity and other area churches and organizations will gather on Monday through Friday mornings to prepare lunches in Holy Trinity Church’s commercially-equipped kitchen. The project will be coordinated by a paid FOCUS Site Supervisor. The meals will then be delivered to the new distribution site at the Carnegie Library Extension on Federal in Pittsburgh’s North Side, just a few blocks from Holy Trinity Church’s previous location.

Site Supervisor Position Available

FOCUS is seeking to hire a Site Supervisor to manage and coordinate this program. It is a part-time position of approximately 24-30 hours per week during the summer. It is ideal for school teachers,  college/grad students,  stay-at-home parents or energetic retirees. For information on the position, see the pdf FOCUS Summer Feeding Program Site Supervisor Job Description ( 480 KB )

Summer Feeding Program FAQs

  • How can I apply for the Site Supervisor position?

    See the pdf FOCUS Summer Feeding Program Site Supervisor Job Description ( 480 KB ) and contact James Portellos, FOCUS North America Summer Feeding Operations Manager (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 866-267-3083.

The BeeTreat is Coming to Holy Trinity Church: February 25, 2017

Holy Trinity Church is pleased to be host an exciting new event for all young people (grades 6-12), parents and youth workers: A "BeeTreat"!

What is a "BeeTreat?"

BeeTreats are a ministry of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese Y²AM team (Youth and Young Adult Ministries) and they all about unifying our efforts in Youth and Young Adult Ministry and bringing together as many people as possible for an exciting and Christ-centered experience. Their aim is to reorient each heart, home, parish, and city towards Christ, to help people #BeTheBee and #LiveOrthodoxy every moment of every day.

Who Can and Should Attend?

EVERYONE! BeeTreats are free! The BeeTreat Team has specific programs and workshops for youth (6th-12th grade), young adults, youth workers, parents, and anybody else who might be interested in learning more about youth ministry and what it means to “Be the Bee”. Y²AM is a ministry of the whole Church and for the whole Church.

Where Can I Find More Info on "Be The Bee?"

Check out the great series of videos at BeTheBee.goarch.org. There are over100 great informative, entertaining and inspiring videos, plus other great info.

How Can I Register?

Simply visit the online registration form here.

Live Audio Broadcast Now Available Too!

Audio and Video Broadcasts Now Available During Live Services!

(August 29, 2016) Holy Trinity Church has expanded its live services broadcast ministry to include Live Audio! This is great news for travellers or those without WIFI access who would like to listen to live services on Sunday morning without the heavier data usage of video. It's a great way to listen on the road. Visit our LIVE BROADCAST page and click the Audio player just below the video screen.

(Note: Audio broadcast currently works on mobile devices and tablets but may not work on all desktop computers. It does not work on Firefox.)

Join Us For the 2016 "Taste of Greece!"

August 31-September 4, 2016, 11:00am-9:00pm daily

It's a long-time Holy Trinity Church tradition at new Holy Trinity Church location! For over 40 years, Pittsburghers travelled to the North Side for for great Greek food at the Holy Trinity Festival. We are now in our fourth year at new neighborhood in the North Hills at the corner of Babcock Boulevard and Cumberland Road, across from UPMC Passavant Hospital, and have we got a Festival for you! Join us in our new home for the biggest-ever "Taste of Greece." Great food, dancing, company and Greek tradition. We look forward to seeing you there! NOTE: To make your purchases easier, we accept VISA, Mastercard and Discover in addition to cash and checks.