We rely on donations from individuals, congregations, schools, businesses and civic groups to keep the shelves of our three pantries stocked. In fact, more than 95 percent of what we distribute to those in need has been donated to us.
Please consider holding a food drive at any time throughout the year to help hungry families in northern Allegheny County. During the summer months we tend to get fewer donations than during the rest of the year, but we welcome donations in any amount at any time! Below is a list of our most needed items.
Please note that food should be unopened, nonexpired and nonperishable (with the exception of fresh fruits and vegetables). We now have a walk-in freezer and can accept frozen food at the Allison Park site. Please call ahead if you have a large frozen food donation. Thank you!
Please note that our offices are open 9am-4pm, Monday through Friday. Occasionally we have extra donation hours on a Saturday morning or a weekday evening. Please call 412-487-6316 opt 1 to ask about special donation hours or to arrange a special drop off time on an evening or on a weekend.
- Soup (chunky, meal style soups preferred) and canned pasta (ravioli, lasagna, etc.)
- Meal-in-a-Box and Tuna/Hamburger Helper
- Peanut butter and jelly
- Canned fruit and vegetables
- Pasta (1 pound preferred) and sauce
- Rice and rice mixes
- Canned tuna
- Fruit juice
- Crackers and school snacks
- Instant stuffing, instant mashed potatoes and cranberry sauce (especially during October for Thanksgiving collection)
- Pie crust and easy pumpkin pie mix (especially during October for Thanksgiving collection)
- Fresh fruits and vegetables from your garden are welcome!
- Toilet paper and paper towels
- Toothpaste, shampoo, soap and other toiletries
- Diapers, baby food, and unopened formula
Please contact Jen for a custom flier for your collection.
Click here for Tips for Collecting.
For more information about our pantries or food collections, please contact Erica, our food pantry coordinator, at 412-487-6316 opt 1.