Eric Chaffin ‘96L Organizes Food Drive for Pittsburgh Community
On Monday, March 23, Eric Chaffin ‘96L organized a drive-thru to provide 10,000 free sandwiches to families and children in Green Tree, a suburb of Pittsburgh.
Chaffin’s law firm, headquartered in New York, operates a branch in Green Tree. After hearing about job loss in the area following the Coronavirus outbreak, he knew he wanted to do something to help. As reported in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Chaffin recalled what it was like when his father, a steelworker, had financial troubles.
“We certainly had times in our lives when life was just a struggle,” Chaffin told the paper.
The event was set to occur at the Oakmont Bakery, which provided the bread for the sandwiches. Nation’s Best Deli Meats in the Bronx, NY provided about 2,500 pounds of turkey and roast beef, Turner Dairy Farms provided milk, and Utz donated 10,000 bags of chips. Chaffin also arranged for food delivery for families around Pittsburgh who were not able to pick up.
Chaffin posted on LinkedIn about the event and his future plans for the event.
Chaffin is the Managing Partner of Chaffin Luhana, a firm he co-founded in New York in 2010 as a national plaintiffs-only product liability law firm. Since then, the firm has expanded into traditional personal injury and trucking litigation in the Ohio Valley in eastern Ohio, West Virginia, and Western Pennsylvania where Chaffin grew up.