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Free food pantries 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 anyone who needs help. Rarely will an individual be turned away. If a non-profit center does not have items available for a client, then the staff will often refer a client to a local soup kitchen or other pantry near them in the Pittsburgh region. A number of locations that provide food are listed below.

Whether it is perishables items, commodities, non-perishable food, 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.

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.

St. John Vianney Food Pantry – Food, meals, case management, and maybe clothing is offered to anyone who needs help. Individuals will not be turned away.
Address - 823 Climax Street
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15210
Phone number - 412-431-4476

Arlington Meals on Wheels
Address - 2201 Salisbury Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15210
Volunteers deliver free meals to senior citizens, the disabled, and homebound.

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




Catholic Community of Bloomfield
Address - 4712 Liberty Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
Various free food, meals, and other aid is offered, regardless of income, background, or religion.

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
412-391-1348 ext. 140

Community Human Services
301 Third Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
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 ext. 13





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.

  • Salvation Army—McKeesport, Address - 821 Walnut Street, McKeesport, PA 15132, 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, 505 Washington Avenue, Carnegie, Pennsylvania 15106, 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 424 Third Avenue, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15219, dial 412-394-4885. 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.

St Mary’s Red Door
107 Boulevard of the Allies
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15222
Dial 412-261-0110 to reach the pantry.

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
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.

Monumental Baptist Church Mission Ministries
Location - 2228 Wylie Avenue
Pittsburgh PA 15219
Telephone - (412)281-9304
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

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





Washington Heights Ecumenical Food Bank
213 Bailey Ave
Pittsburgh Pennsylvania 15211
The non-profit feeds the hungry, elderly, children, and others.

Brashear Association
Main address 2005 Sarah Street
Pittsburgh PA 15203
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 Avenue
Pittsburgh PA 15222
Phone: (412) 325-0747
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
81 S. 13th Street
Pittsburgh PA 15203
Phone: (412)481-8380

Auburn Towers Food Pantry
6290 Auburn Street
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15206
Phone number - 412-665-0223

Corpus Christi Food Pantry
1550 Lincoln Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15206

J.C. Hairston Food Bank, c/o 6th Mt. Zion Baptist Church
6556 Shetland Street
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15206
No one is turned away from receiving help, regardless of income.

Mt. Ararat Community Center
Address - 271 Paulson Avenue
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15206
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.

Garfield Row House Tenants Council
Address of clinic is 5344 Fern Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
Dial the center at 412-441-9081







All Saints Church
Food pantry address is 20 Wilson Street
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15223
Phone number to dial for hours is 412-781-0530

Allegheny Valley Association of Churches
1913 Freeport Road
Natrona 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

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.

Dayspring Christian Center
700 Second Avenue
Tarentum, Pennsylvania 15084
Phone number is 724-224-5715

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

Whitehall Church of Christ – There are two locations of this church, and they are noted below.
215 Streets Run Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15236

The second food pantry is at 441 Greenfield Avenue
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15207
Free groceries and food for families, including single moms, is available from the charity group.

St. John Evangelical Church
Address - 4537 Chatsworth Avenue
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15207
For hours, call 412-521-0994

Jewish Services of Pittsburgh
743 Bartlett Street
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.

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

Jubilee Soup Kitchen as well as Food Pantry
Location - 310 Brereton Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Main phone number - 412-683-0739
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
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
Various family support services and programs are offered, including food, thrift store, clothing, and counseling.

St. Vincent DePaul Center
Main address 1243 North Franklin Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15233
412-321-1071 extension 202
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.

Clairton Emergency Food Center
Address: 501 Mitchell Avenue
Clairton, PA 15025
Phone number is 412-819-6952
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.

Duquesne Family Support Center
1 Library Place, Lower level
Duquesne, PA 15110
Dial 412-469-9870. Anyone who needs assistance can contact this center, and they will do what they can to help.

Ma’s Pantry
Location is 1000 Broadway
East McKeesport, Pennsylvania 15035
For hours, dial 412-824-0234

Prospect Community Food Pantry
In order to get food assistance, stop by the Allegheny center at 24 Prospect Drive
East Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15112

Elizabeth Boro Food Pantry
735 Bunola River Road
Elizabeth, PA 15037

Rainbow Kitchen Food Pantry – Offers free meals, commodities, groceries, and perishable items to anyone who needs help during these difficult times.
135 East Ninth Avenue
Homestead, PA 15120

Nazarene Baptist Church
Church address - 7053 Hamilton Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15208
Dial the church pantry at 412-441-8243
The homeless can get a meal, warm winter coat, boots, and other needs met.

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.

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





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
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

Good Samaritan Food Pantry
1565 Washington Boulevard
Port Vue, PA 15133
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





Our Lady’s Pantry
1504 Woodcrest Avenue
Coraopolis, PA 15108

Esplen Senior Citizens Association Food Pantry
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 on 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.

By Jon McNamara

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