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Free food pantries, soup kitchens and groceries in Allegheny County and Pittsburgh.

Food pantries as well as soup kitchens in Pittsburgh and Allegheny County will provide assistance in the form of free food, groceries, and/or meals to low-income families or people with no money. There is help for kids, seniors, and the unemployed among others. Find a free food bank near you, that is open today, in Allegheny County.

Rarely will an individual be turned away. If a non-profit distribution center does not have items available for a client, then the staff will often refer a client to a local soup kitchen or other drive-thru pantry near them in the Pittsburgh region. A number of locations that provide food are listed below. There is also a phone number at the bottom of the page for more information - referrals to food programs.

Whether it is perishables items, commodities, non-perishable boxes of groceries, personal toiletries or even health education, the Allegheny County Pennsylvania food pantries can usually assist. Thousands of local residents benefit from their services each and every year. People also stop by for Christmas meals, Thanksgiving turkey dinners or applications to SNAP food stamps, among other services. Locate EBT card food stamp applications near you.

In addition, if the food pantry near you can’t meet your need, or if there is not a location near you, they can refer you to other local churches, charities, or not for profits in the greater Pittsburgh Pennsylvania region. As there are many programs that can meet your food needs.

Free food distribution centers in Pittsburgh PA area and meals in Allegheny County

Henry Kaufman Neighborhood House
2201 Salisbury Street, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15210. Call 412-431-0557
Runs several low income assistance programs for the needy and low income in the community.

Allegheny County Meals on Wheels
There are multiple sites. Volunteers deliver free meals to senior citizens, the disabled, and homebound. Seniors or the homebouind will get free frozen meals, Ensure, nutritional items, groceries and more. There are also holiday meals, including at Christmas and Easter, delivered in Allegheny County PA.

  • Coraopolis United Methodist Church, 1205 Ridge Ave. Coraopolis, PA 15108. Call (412) 262-5973
  • St. James Lutheran Church, 28 Pittsburgh St. Pittsburgh, PA 15202. Phone: (412) 766-7763
  • Berkeley Hills Lutheran Church, 517 Sangree Rd. Pittsburgh, PA 15237. Call (412) 487-4088
  • Cross Roads Presbyterian Church, 3281 Wexford Rd. Gibsonia, PA 15044. Main phone - (724) 935-1877

 

 

 

Catholic Community of Bloomfield
Address - 4921 Liberty Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15224. Phone: 412-682-5353
Various free food, meals, and other aid is offered, regardless of income, background, or religion. Food, meals, case management, and maybe clothing is offered to anyone who needs help. Individuals will not be turned away.

Zion Christian Church
2019 Brownsville Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15210. Main phone - 412-886-1864
Volunteers help the poor. Food, clothes, meat, hygiene goods, Peanut Butter for kids, backpacks with snacks for the weekend, and more based on donation levels.

Bethlehem Haven
Location - 905 Watson Street, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15219. Call 412-391-1348 ext. 140

Community Human Services
2525 Liberty Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15222. Call 412-246-1600
Covers Allegheny County residents. Call them for food assistance programs, referrals, and case management. They also have applications to SNAP food stamps.

First Presbyterian Church
320 Sixth Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15222. Phone number is 412-471-3436

Hunger Services Network
Address - 204 37th Street, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15201. Dial 412-681-1110

Salvation Army Social Services and Food Programs in Allegheny County
There are a few food banks, soup kitchens, clothing closets and other resources from this faith based Christian Charity. Many free household or personal hygiene supplies may be offered too, like detergent, soup, diapers (for adults and babies), pots and pans and more. There may also be financial help as well as free holiday food baskets for single moms and the low-income.

  • Salvation Army—McKeesport, Address - 821 Walnut Street, McKeesport, PA 15132. Phone 412-673-6627. In addition to providing food and meals, Salvation Army branches in Allegheny County can usually offer limited amounts of financial assistance for bills and/or information on federal or state of Pennsylvania government assistance programs.
  • Salvation Army-Chartiers Valley, 39 W Main St, Carnegie, PA 15106. Phone 412-276-4757. Runs a thrift store, clothing, offers meals to the low income, elderly, and homeless, and a number of other government and state assistance programs.
  • Salvation Army-Social Services at 1060 McNeilly Road, Pittsburgh. Call 412-207-2127 or try 1821 Broadhead-Fording Road, Pittsburgh. Phone - 412-921-9780. Call to learn about various assistance programs, both financial and others such as food, thrift stores, and clothing. Case management can help people apply for state of Pennsylvania and federal government assistance, including food stamps, SNAP, and food for teenagers.
  • There are other locations as well as resources offered too. Continue with Salvation Army Allegheny County assistance programs.

 

 

 

 

Smithfield United Church
Location - 620 Smithfield Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15222. Phone number 412-281-1811
Emergency bags of groceries and bags of food may be passed out. Call the Allegheny charity for advice and support. Get free food boxes with tuna, Cereal (Hot & Cold), canned chicken, Rice a Roni, Spam and other goods.

First Presbyterian Church
Address: 719 Duquesne Blvd, Duquesne, PA 15110. Main Phone: (412) 469-0750
The poor, unemployed, homeless and hungry can use the free food pantry or soup kitchen. Fresh or shel-stable groceries are given away.

New Life Fellowship
The Food Distribution Center is at Address: 920 Lorenz Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15220. Call (412) 922-3703

Coraopolis Community Development Foundation
Address: 411 Broadway St, Coraopolis, PA 15108. Phone: (412) 329-8247
A free drive thru food banks is open. Get groceries, fresh produce to families or kids, pet food, cat litter and other items. There will also be free holiday food baskets for the low-income.

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church of St. Raphael the Archangel Parish
Address: 330 3rd Ave, Carnegie, PA 15106. Call (412) 857-5356

St Mary’s Red Door
202 Stanwix Street; Pittsburgh, PA 15222. Phone: (412) 261-0110 or Dial 412-261-0110 to reach the pantry.

Pittsburgh Community Services
This is the local community action agency. They help the poor, families in or near poverty, unemployed and others. They are a source for information on Summer Food Service Program, Food Stamps, Grants for job or educational support, healthy eating classes, and more. Continue with Pittsburgh Community Services assistance programs.

St. Benedict the Moor
Food pantry address is 91 Crawford Street, Pittsburgh PA 15219. Main Phone: (412)281-3141

Central Baptist Church
2200 Wylie Avenue, Pittsburgh Pennsylvania 15219. Call (412)566-1437
The food pantry is open to everyone. There may be Dried beans, Cranberry sauce, fresh produce to families with children, infant formula, Ensure for seniors, vitamins, and other grocery items.

Catholic Charities
Food pantry and assistance programs are at 212 9th St, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15222. Phone - (412) 456-6999
Programs include a free emergency food pantry. They help immigrants, single moms, and the vulnerable. Get items such as Canned Fruits, Meats, or Vegetables. There may be paper products like toilet paper, pasta, bread, dairy goods and much more. More on Allegheny County Catholic Charities.

 

 

 

 

Monumental Baptist Church Mission Ministries
Location - 2240 Wylie Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15219. Telephone - (412)281-9304 or (412) 281-3384
Regardless of faith, assistance with food, basic needs, and other supplies may be offered. Canned chicken, tuna or other meats, rice, tomatoes, personal toiletries, dryer sheets, deodorant, and other supplies from the food pantry.

Northside Common Ministries
Address is 1601 Brighton Road, Pittsburgh Pennsylvania 15212. Call (412)323-1170
The homeless can get a meal, warm winter coat, boots, and other needs met.

Calvary Baptist Church
Main address of the pantry and soup kitchen is 2629 Wylie Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15219. Phone: (412)682-3352

Beth El Tabernacle of Peace
Address: 213 Bailey Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15211. Phone: (412) 465-0390
The non-profit feeds the hungry, elderly, children, and others.

Brashear Association
Main address 320 Brownsville Rd, Pittsburgh, PA 15210. Dial (412)431-2236 for hours
This emergency food pantry is for residents of  Arlington Heights, Carrick, South Side Slopes, Arlington, Southside Flats, Mt Oliver, Bonair, Brentwood, Knoxville and Mt. Washington.

Trinity Cathedral
Address is 325 Oliver Avenue, Pittsburgh Pennsylvania 15222. Phone: (412)232-6404

Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh Hunger Relief Services
332 Fifth Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15222. Main Phone: (412) 227-4233
A leading social service agency in Allegheny County. Free boxes of groceries or food along with information on public assistance, including USDA meal programs and SNAP food stamps. They feed the low income, unemployed, seniors, and struggling families. There is also free snacks and meals from the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP).

Prince of Peace Parish
160 S 15th St, Pittsburgh, PA 15203. Phone: (412) 481-8380

Corpus Christi Food Pantry
7705 Bennett St, Pittsburgh, PA 15208. Call 412-731-3020

J.C. Hairston Food Bank, c/o 6th Mt. Zion Baptist Church
6 Meade Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15202. Main Phone: (412) 766-8382 or call 412-441-8369
No one is turned away from receiving help, regardless of income.

St Catherine of Siena Church as well as St. Rosalia Church Food Pantry
Location - 1810 Belasco Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15216. Call 412-531-2135

Whitehall Church of Christ
There are two locations of this church, and they are noted below. Free groceries and food for families, including single moms, is available from the charity group.

  • 215 Streets Run Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15236. Call 412-884-2055
  • The second food pantry is at 441 Greenfield Avenue, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15207. Call 412-421-5766

Jewish Services of Pittsburgh
5743 Bartlett St, Pittsburgh, PA 15217. Main phone - 412.422.7200
There is assistance for immigrants, Latinos, seniors (including Meals on Wheels) and the Squirrel Hill Food Pantry. There are also Kosher items for those who want them in the Allegheny County region. They offer legal aid to immigrants too, including around food assistance, housing, and benefits.

St. Vincent DePaul Center
Main address 1501 Reedsdale St #3003, Pittsburgh, PA 15233. Call 412-321-1071
Food is available along with emergency financial aid, shelter, and home delivered meals for senior citizens in Allegheny. Volunteers assist the working poor and help children as well.

Duquesne Family Support Center
1 Library Pl, Duquesne, PA 15110. Main Phone: (412) 469-9870
Dial 412-469-9870.
Anyone who needs assistance can contact this center, and they will do what they can to help. Staff will give free boxes of groceries or information on WIC (Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children), free school lunches for students and snacks during the summer.

Center For Hope Faith Center
740 Park Rd #1, Ambridge, PA 15003. Main Phone: (724) 251-4899

Mc Keesport Alliance Church
Address: 938 Summitt St, McKeesport, PA 15132. Phone: (412) 678-1162

Holy Angels Evangelical Lutheran Church
201 Caldwell Avenue, Wilmerding PA 15148. Call 412-855-1991
Stuff passed out includes Rice, eggs, milk, dairy, Tomato sauce, flour, tuna or salmon and other items. During the holidays Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas meals are offered too.

Grandview Church of God and Cemetery
Address: 1901 Fallowfield Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15216.. Phone: (412) 426-5487

Beulah Baptist Church
Address: 201 Chalfont St, Pittsburgh, PA 15210. Telephone (412) 431-3320

Bread Of Life Food Pantry
94 Locust St, Etna, PA 15223. Call (412) 781-3056
Free food and meals. Based on donations, there will be meat and poultry products, dairy products, cereal, eggs and more. The pantry will also often have fresh fruit, vegetables, pasta, spaghetti, and low sodium foods at several locations. It is a free client choice food bank.

Prospect Community
In order to get food assistance, stop by the Allegheny center at 24 Prospect Drive, East Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15112. Call (412) 944-2439 or 412-824-1914

Elizabeth Boro Food Pantry
735 Bunola River Road, Elizabeth, PA 15037. Call 412-384-6464

Rainbow Kitchen
135 East Ninth Avenue, Homestead, PA 15120. Dial 412-464-1892
Offers free meals, commodities, groceries, and perishable items to anyone who needs help during these difficult times.

Nazarene Baptist Church
Church address - 801 N Homewood Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15208. Dial the church pantry at 412-441-8243

Bethel AME Missionary Society
2720 Webster Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15219. Main phone - 412-683-2160

Mt. Ararat Community Center
Address - 745 N Negley Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15206. Phone: (412) 441-1852
Stop by to receive perishable items such as meats and vegetables, meals, and groceries. There is food for those in an emergency as well as the elderly, among others.

Valley View Presbyterian Church
Address - 601 North Aiken Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15206. Call - 412-361-0870
Free Christmas meals, Easter meal baskets, and other perishable goods are passed out.

West Ridge Christian Community Church
Food bank address: 100 Gorwood Dr, Coraopolis, PA 15108. Phone: (724) 695-7500

 

 

 

 

 

 

West Hills Food Pantry
Distribution Address: 522 Carnot Rd, Moon Twp, PA 15108. Main Phone: (412) 262-4930

Shepherd’s Heart
Address: 13 Pride St, Pittsburgh, PA 15219. Phone: (412) 281-1305

Lighthouse Church
Address: 810 Fisher St, Pittsburgh, PA 15210. Main Phone: (412) 431-2230

All Saints Church
Food pantry address is 19 Wilson Street, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15223. Phone number to dial for hours is 412-781-0530 or (412) 821-2351

Allegheny Valley Association of Churches
1913 Freeport Road, National Heights, PA 15065. Church phone number is 724-226-0606
Volunteers collect food items and assemble them into baskets for the poor and low income. They may have rice, canned goods, and baby formula. The churches may also have clothing or small Christmas meals and gifts for children.

North Hills Food Pantry
Location is 845 Perry Highway, Pittsburgh, PA 15229. Focuses on the immediate neighborhood. Dial 412-366-7477

Dayspring Christian Center
411 E 1st Ave, Tarentum, PA 15084. Phone number is 724-224-5715

Jubilee Soup Kitchen as well as Food Pantry
Location - 2005 Wyandotte St, Pittsburgh, PA 15219. Main Phone: (412) 261-5417
A breakfast, lunch, or dinner may be offered. they also serve Thanksgiving and Christmas meals. bread, meat, sandwiches, grab and go for students and other aid is offered.

Love Food Ministry
2501 Stayton Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15214
412-231-5200
The clearing house can refer callers to local faith based food banks or feeding sites in Allegheny County. The ministry may also have baby goods, holiday meals, and referrals to human service and public aid.

Northview Heights Family Support Center
101 Hazlett Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15214
412-323-1020
Various family support services and programs are offered, including food, thrift store, clothing, and counseling.

Isbir Manor Food Pantry
Address - 17 Isbir Manor, Community Room
McKeesport, Pennsylvania 15132
412-673-8983

Homestead park United Methodist Church
Main address - 4231 Shady Avenue
Munhall, Pennsylvania 15120
Call 412-462-9030

Greater Pittsburgh Word and Worship
1200 Wolfe Avenue & Brinton Road
North Braddock, Pennsylvania 15104
412-824-1616
For intake, call the non-profit. They work to prevent hunger in families and offer resources to meet this need.

Jefferson Manor Food Pantry
201 Jefferson Road
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15235
Phone: 412-242-7748

Pitcairn Food Pantry
Address of food pantry is - 428 Highland Avenue
Pitcairn, PA 15140
412-374-9010

 

 

 

 

Good Samaritan Food Pantry
1565 Washington Boulevard
Port Vue, PA 15133
412-672-1873
USDA Commodities may be served along with hygiene items, paper goods, and emergency bags of groceries.

Hawkins Village Food Pantry
Hawkins Village, 40 Basement
Rankin, PA 15104
Phone - 412-271-8995

Union Baptist Church
Address - 2117 Collingwood Avenue
Swissvale, PA 15218
Church pantry phone number - 412-271-3900. Limited amounts of financial aid, clothing, meals, and food is offered to the elderly, low income, and people who need help.

Westinghouse Valley
Location - 519 Penn Avenue
Turtle Creek, PA 15145
Dial - 412-824-0006
A soup kitchen as well as food bank is available. The homeless can get a breakfast, lunch, or dinner as well as blankets or clothes. Or a box of groceries and more.

Dumplin Hall Food Pantry
Food pantry address - 502 Hay Street
Wilkinsburg, PA 15221
Phone number - 412-727-2031

Wilkinsburg Community Ministry
702 704 Woods Street
Wilkinsburg, PA 15221
Dial the pantry at 412-241-8072
Open 9 AM to 1 PM Monday to Friday

Lighthouse Foundation Food Pantry
Food pantry address - 1302 East Cruikshank Road
Butler, Pennsylvania 16002
Telephone number - 412-898-4673

Vermont Baptist Church Food Pantry
Main location is 1419 Freeport Road
Creighton, PA 15030
412-798-5459

Our Lady’s Pantry
1504 Woodcrest Avenue
Coraopolis, PA 15108
412-264-5140

Esplen Senior Citizens Association
Food pantry address - 200 Tabor Street
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15204
Dial - 412-331-5599

Find additional Allegheny County food assistance programs

Several other food pantries and distribution centers operate in Allegheny County. Many churches, soup kitchens, and charities will provide items to low income families, children, or senior citizens. Call 412-460-3663 to learn more. Find Feeding America distribution centers, groceries and free food pantries near you in Pittsburgh as well as the county. Or get help from Meals on Wheels home delivery programs, free school lunches or breakfast programs, USDA programs, and more.

 

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