This list attempts to be comprehensive in providing resources for free and low-cost food for Pittsburghers during the COVID-19 outbreak and subsequent quarantine. However, a very small group of people are maintaining this page.

If you have resources to add, please list them in the comments along with information on how the resources can be attained (i.e. phone number, website, contact person). Once you post it in the comments, we will vet the resources and add it to the listing should it prove valid. Thank you and we hope to help.

Permanent Food Resources

Meals for Seniors – Various Locations – Click here

Pittsburgh Food Banks – Various Locations – Click here

Help Applying for Food Stamps – Just Harvest – Click here

Apply for Food StampsClick here

South Hills Interfaith Movement – Molly Penderville at (412) 854-9120 ext. 108 or mpatterson@shimcares.org or Click here (food & utility assistance)

Restaurants that remain open for takeout and delivery – Click here

Southwest Wheels on Mills – Bridgeville – Click here

Produce to the People – Various Locations – Click here

Pittsburgh Public School‘s Facebook page has the most up-to-date information on it’s Meals for School Children program and Grab & Go Sites. Click here , For PPS’ website, Click here

Woodland Hills School DistrictClick here for updates on meal distribution sites for kids.

Penn Hills School District – Linton Middle School – Grab & Go Meals from 12 pm – 2pm – Click here

Arnold’s Tea House EAT Initiative – North Side – Offers grab & go meals daily from 3 pm – 7 pm – Click here for their Facebook page, Instagram

Northview Height Family Support Center – Small Food Pantry – Click here

List of Restaurants Offering FREE food for kids

  • Piada Restaurant; 3600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15213; K-12 students who depend on our school systems for lunch; a free kid’s pasta with sauce, cheese and a fountain drink, Monday – Friday (March 16 – April 3), during lunch hours of 10:45am – 1:00pm to students affected
  •  Inferno Pizza, Pasta & Wings Restaurant, 13380 Route 30, North Huntingdon; Monday-Friday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., pizza and drink for dine-in or take-out. Norwin students only
  • Irwin Dairy Queen, 7578 Route 30, Hempfield; Monday-Friday, 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Any kid’s meal with a drink. This location only for local students
  • Hunker Fox’s Pizza Den; 1669 New Stanton Ruffsdale Road; starting Monday, free pizza slices and water at the restaurant or $4.99 delivery of “kids school lunch deal” that must be ordered a day in advance. The deal is available 11 a.m.-2 p.m. for a small cheese pizza and drink
  • JTown Kitchen; 109 S. Second St., Jeannette; Monday-Friday 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • Lelulo’s Pizzeria; 311 Unity Trestle Road, Plum; Tuesday-Friday, pizza, salad, 6-inch sub chicken tenders and fries
  • Loucks Park; North Chestnut Street, Scottdale; Monday, 11-noon, JJ’s Pizza, hot dogs, snacks, drinks
  • Mad Pies; 811 Water St., Scottdale; Tuesday-Friday starting at 11 a.m. Students must have an ID or be accompanied by a caregiver. Pizza, chicken tenders, peanut butter and jelly, macaroni and cheese
  • Rocco’s Pizzeria; 112 S. Third St., Youngwood; Monday-Friday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Slice of pizza, tossed salad, chicken tenders and fries
  • Tapped Brick Oven & Pour House; 6044 Lincoln Highway, Hempfield; Monday-Friday, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. while school is shut down. Chicken tenders and fries, kid’s pizza and kid’s spaghetti
  • United Presbyterian Church in New Kensington ; 601 Fifth Ave.; Starting Monday, 9-10 a.m. and noon-1 p.m. Grade school and college students can ring a doorbell at the entrance marked No. 3 to pick up a bag of food. No sign-ups required

Costco, Walmart, Target & Whole Foods offering special shopping hours for seniorsClick here *this site also has a complete list of all stores offering senior hours in the US

Food Pantries by Region

Food Pantries in Allegheny County and Pittsburgh

Food pantries 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. A number of locations that provide food are listed below. Food locations provided are faith based, government and nonprofit. If you know of a food pantry that is not included in our list, please email neashia@hdcg.org. You can also call 412-460-3663 to learn more on groceries and free food in Pittsburgh and the county.

Pittsburgh South

Arlington Meals on Wheels

2201 Salisbury Street

Pittsburgh, PA 15210
412-381-7727
Volunteers deliver free meals to senior citizens, the disabled, and homebound.

Brashear Association

2005 Sarah St #2097
Pittsburgh, PA – 15203
412-431-2236 

Henry Kaufmann Neighborhood House 

2201 Salisbury Street
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15210
412-431-0557

Oakland Community Pantry of Community Human Services

370 Lawn St

Pittsburgh, PA 15213

412-246-1615

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

St. John Vianney Food Pantry
Address – 823 Climax Street
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15210
412-431-4476 

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
412-886-1864

Central/Downtown

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

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

Community Human Services
301 Third Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
412-765-3302
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
412-471-3436 ext. 13

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

Jubilee Food Pantry
310 Brereton Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
412-683-0739

Monumental Baptist Church Mission Ministries

2228 Wylie Ave

Pittsburgh, PA 15219

Distribution Dates: Fridays 10 – 2 p.m.

Salvation Army-Social Services
424 Third Avenue
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15219
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.

Smithfield United Church
620 Smithfield Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
412-281-1811
Emergency bags of groceries and bags of food may be passed out. Call the Allegheny charity for advice and support.

St. Benedict the Moor

91 Crawford St 

Pittsburgh, PA 15219

Distribution Dates: 10th & 25th of each month 

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

Trinity Cathedral 

325 Oliver Ave

Pittsburgh, PA 15222

412-281-1811

Pittsburgh North

Light of Life Rescue Mission

10 E North Ave 

Pittsburgh, PA 15212
412-258-6100

Love Food Ministry
2501 Stayton Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15214
412-231-5200
The ministry may have baby goods, meals, and referrals to human service and public aid.

North Hills Food Pantry
845 Perry Highway
Pittsburgh, PA 15229
412-366-7477

Northside Community Food Pantry

1601 Brighton Rd
Pittsburgh, PA -15212
412-323-1163

North Hills Food Bank – Amarraca Branch

99 Corbett Ct 

Pittsburgh, PA – 15237
(412) 366-7473

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.

St. Vincent DePaul Center
1243 North Franklin Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15233
412-321-1071 ext. 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.

Pittsburgh East

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

Catholic Community of Bloomfield
4712 Liberty Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
412-682-5353
Various free food, meals, and other aid is offered, regardless of income, background, or religion.

Corpus Christi Food Pantry
1550 Lincoln Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15206
412-731-3020

Dumplin Hall Food Pantry
502 Hay Street
Wilkinsburg, PA 15221
412-727-2031

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.

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

J.C. Hairston Food Bank, c/o 6th Mt. Zion Baptist Church
6556 Shetland Street
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15206
412-441-8369
No one is turned away from receiving help, regardless of income.

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

Mt. Ararat Community Center
271 Paulson Avenue
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15206
412-441-1883
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.

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

The Squirrel Hill Food Pantry

828 Hazelwood Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15217
412-421-2708

Union Baptist Church
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.

Valley View Presbyterian Church
601 North Aiken Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15206
412-361-0870
Free meals and perishable goods.

Westinghouse Valley
519 Penn Avenue
Turtle Creek, PA 15145
Dial – 412-824-0006

Wilkinsburg Community Ministry
710 Mulberry Street
Wilkinsburg, PA 15221
Dial the pantry at 412-241-8072

Pittsburgh West

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

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.

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

Other Suburbs/Boroughs

All Saints Church
20 Wilson Street
Etna, Pennsylvania 15223
412-781-0530

Allegheny Valley Association of Churches
1913 Freeport Road
Natrona Heights, PA 15065
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.

Clairton Emergency Food Center
501 Mitchell Avenue
Clairton, PA 15025
412-819-6952

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

Duquesne Family Support Center
1 Library Place, Lower level
Duquesne, PA 15110
412-469-9870

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

Good Samaritan Food Pantry
1565 Washington Boulevard
Port Vue, PA 15133
412-672-1873
Food, hygiene items, paper goods, and emergency bags of groceries.

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

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

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

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

Pitcairn Food Pantry
428 Highland Avenue
Pitcairn, PA 15140
412-374-9010

Prospect Community Food Pantry
24 Prospect Drive
East Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15112
412-824-1914

Rainbow Kitchen Food Pantry
135 East Ninth Avenue
Homestead, PA 15120
412-464-1892

Offers free meals, commodities, groceries, and perishable items to anyone who needs help during these difficult times.

Salvation Army—McKeesport
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.

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

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

Whitehall Church of Christ

441 Greenfield Avenue
West Mifflin, Pennsylvania 15207
412-421-5766
Free groceries and food for families, including single moms, is available from the charity group.

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