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Meet the Pantry Staff: Claire Burbea

Claire Burbea: Social Service and Critical Needs Coordinator 

Claire assists JFCS clients who contact her for critical needs support. When available she locates grants and communal resources to help support her clients reach self sustainability with SOS Pittsburgh.

Claire achieved her MA in Educational Counseling from San Jose State University, Master of Social Work at University Pittsburgh and her BA in Education and English Literature from Hebrew University of Jerusalem. 

Claire knows that citizens who experience food insecurity are usually the same citizens who need financial and critical assistance. Social support is a passion and goal that aligns with Squirrel Hill Food Pantry. 

Claire’s favorite hobby is Reading. 

She likes to play ping pong. 

Her favorite healthy recipe:

Healthy Easy Smoothie:

2 cups of Almond Milk 

1 Banana 

½ cup of Celery stalk 

¼ cup of Almonds