Newsmaker: Jeffrey L. Pollock
Newsworthy: Pollock was re-elected to the board of directors of the Meal on Wheels chapter based in Squirrel Hill. The nonprofit organizes 50 volunteers to serve 18,000 meals a year to people living in the city neighborhoods of Squirrel Hill, Shadyside and Greenfield. Pollock has been on the 10-member board for three years.
Residence: Squirrel Hill
Background: Pollock said he began volunteering with Meals on Wheels to honor the memory of his maternal grandmother, who served meals to shut-ins living in Harrisburg in the late 1980s. On Christmas, Pollock will serve as chairman of Mitzvah Day 2011, a day of service sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh. Each year, Jews volunteer to work in place of non-Jews so they may spend the holiday at home with their families.
Occupation: Pollock has been a lawyer for 24 years. His practice focuses on family law, criminal defense and entertainment law.
Education: He earned a law degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law and a bachelor's degree in criminology from the University of Pennsylvania.
Quote: "I have lived in the East End for my entire life, and I try to support organizations that are based here. I care a lot about my community and this service in particular because serving meals was something that my grandmother was very passionate about.