Extra food left-over from the U.S. Open near Pittsburgh will be used to feed hungry people in western Pennsylvania

06.22.16 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

Chicken, fresh pineapple and cantaloupe are a few of the foods that will soon make it onto the plates of hungry children and adults at soup kitchens in the Keystone State.

The end of the 116th U.S. Open Golf Championship left a 25,000 pound food surplus for the greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank, which serves 11 counties.

The food bank spokesperson said, "this is going to make a huge impact. It's mostly produce, which is really healthy."

Officials estimate the tournament's leftovers will provide as many as 20,000 meals.