Meet the Team Behind the Board

Tierra Thorne

The idea behind Blanket and Board was born in July 2020 while Tierra and Colleen were sitting on Tierra's porch making charcuterie boards. In the midst of the pandemic, all they wanted to do was create a safe and welcoming space people of all backgrounds can meet up and create memories.


Blanket and Board provides pop-up, luxury picnics in Pittsburgh's beautiful parks, and catering private events. After just one year, Tierra and Colleen have worked day and night to delight their customers with innovative, delicious picnics with plenty of options for every diet.


Apart from Blanket and Board, Colleen and Tierra are social workers working with the various Pittsburgh populations. Blanket and Board is a female and minority-owned business.


Because of their background, Blanket and Board's mission is to uplift the at-risk populations in the community by highlighting local non-profits and donating a portion of our proceeds to programs that support equality and human rights.


So what are you waiting for? Go book your picnic today!

Colleen Peddycord

Non-Profits we have Supported

Healthy Village Learning Institute

Provides a space for African-centered learning to take center stage while strengthening the local communities in Pittsburgh 


A Black and trans-led nonprofit that supports QTBIPOC trans, and nonbinary people through their many programs

Light of Life Rescue Mission

An organization that provides food, shelter, and programs for the homeless population in Pittsburgh


Teaching young Black girls to unapologetically be themselves by showing them the importance of taking pride in their natural hair

Strong Women Strong Girls

championing the next generation of female leaders through their innovative, multi-generational mentoring programs