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Blanket and Board was founded in the heart of challenging times, driven by the need to create safe, healing spaces amidst the isolation of the Covid-19 pandemic and the urgency of racial justice conversations following George Floyd's death. As a social worker and trauma therapist, I was deeply moved to address the emotional turmoil and disconnection people faced. Recognizing the power of intimate gatherings and shared meals, Blanket and Board emerged as a conduit for healing, connection, and meaningful dialogue. Our mission is rooted in using food as a form of care and creating environments where crucial discussions on equity, justice, and systemic change can flourish. Through our picnics and gatherings, we offer a sanctuary for individuals and communities to come together, process experiences, and engage in impactful conversations.

Tierra Thorne, LSW

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Blanket & Board in the News

"Pick Up Your Next Picnic: 5 Locals Serving Charcuterie Boards, Sandwiches, and More"

"What Pittsburgh Picnic Dreams Are Made Of"

"Black-led Community Spotlight: Blanket and Board"

"Celebrate The 4th Of July with Grill Kits, Big Batch Cocktails, Family Dinners + More"

"Rediscover Pittsburgh with Kyley"

"Autumn Picnic Proposal & Engagement Celebration Inspiration"

"Blanket and Board Specializes in Simple, Yet Sophisticated, Picnics"

DKA's Celina Pompeani spoke with the creators of Blanket & Board about their business.

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