The Pitt Pantry is Now Open in the O’Hara Student Center!
Summer 2023 Hours
Tuesdays: 10am-4 pm
Reopening on May 16th!
No more appointments for shopping!
We changed our check-in system to “Link to Feed”! Volunteers will sign you in by your last name. If your not in the system volunteers will make you a “new client” profile!
Location: O’Hara Student Center Kitchen, O’Hara St, Pittsburgh, PA 15213
It is located on the first floor. It can be access by the door near the elevators or the side entrance of O’Hara during our pantry hours.
Other food pantry options:
- CHS Oakland Food Pantry: 370 Lawn St., Pittsburgh, PA 15213. Open on Wednesdays/Thursdays 3 – 6 p.m. (412-246-1639)
- JFCS Squirrel Hill Food Pantry: 828 Hazelwood Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15217 (412-421-2708)
- St. Paul Cathedral Parish Food Pantry: 411 Greenfield Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15207. Open on Tuesdays 2 – 3 p.m. Click here for more information.
- Use this link to locate other food pantries in the Pittsburgh area: https://pittsburghfoodbank.org/find-food/get-help/
(Just click the green “find food” button and enter your zip code)
The health and safety of our shoppers and staff is our top priority, and operations are subject to change based on changes in the University’s operating posture. Please check back often for updates and email email@example.com if you have any questions. Thank you for your patience as we continue navigating this uncertain time!
Check out this online Resource Guide compiled by the University Library System with food, housing, health, employment, health, and other resources!
Pantry Usage Requirements
All members of the Pitt community are welcome to visit the Pantry. Shoppers may take food for themselves and any family members (children, spouses, or partners with whom they share food) but unfortunately, not roommates. If your roommate is also in need of services, encourage them to fill out the form above or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Your donations truly make an impact. Hear what our shoppers have to say about the Pitt Pantry:
“The pantry has helped me save so much time and money while working as a grad student on a small stipend.”
“Worrying about food was really starting to affect my schoolwork. The pantry had better items than I could have hoped for, and the volunteers made the experience great.”
“I thought it was so amazing that Pitt had a pantry when I first moved here. My last university didn’t have anything like this so when I moved here I felt like Pitt really cared about me and my experience.”
“I spent down all my money because of health issues this month, and could not afford groceries this week so I was very grateful to get a large bag of food!”
“It’s really comforting to know that I can come to the Pitt Pantry and not worry so much about eating.”
In the News
The Pitt News, September 2021: Combatting Food Insecurity at Pitt
Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank, College Pantry Series
90.5 WESA, 13 November 2017: http://wesa.fm/post/pitt-pantry-helps-students-realize-poor-nutrition-doesn-t-have-be-part-college-experience#stream/0
The Pitt News, 24 March 2016: Pitt Pantry Simulates Hunger
The Pitt News, October 2015: College Food Insecurity Demands Action
The Pitt News, : Food Pantry for Students to open in Oakland